- 1 What does Athena mean in triathlon?
- 2 What is Athena race category?
- 3 What is an Athena racer?
- 4 What is Clydesdale Athena division?
- 5 Are there weight classes in running?
- 6 What are the distances in a sprint triathlon?
- 7 How far is an Olympic triathlon?
- 8 Who was Athena?
- 9 What is Clydesdale division in running?
- 10 What is an Athena wetsuit?
- 11 Does Ironman have a Clydesdale division?
- 12 What is a Clydesdale athlete?
- 13 How do I become a USAT member?
What does Athena mean in triathlon?
The addition of weight categories is relatively new to running, and not every race offers this option. The Athena (women’s) category weight cutoff ranges from 145 lbs to 160 lbs. The Clydesdale (men’s) category cutoff ranges from 200lbs to 220 lbs. In running, we know that weight does make a difference.
What is Athena race category?
The Athena/Clydesdale categories are an attempt to equalize competition in non-elite running and multisport events between big and small people. For men, Clydesdale is anyone over 200 lbs and for women the minimum weight for an Athena division runner is either 140 lbs or 150 lbs.
What is an Athena racer?
Bigger triathletes, such as Athenas and Clydesdales, often deal with more issues than their lighter counterparts. Though it varies, Athenas are typically women weighing more than 150 pounds and Clydesdales are men over 200 pounds.
What is Clydesdale Athena division?
An athena is any female athlete weighing greater than 165 pounds. Women meeting this criteria can chose to race as an athena or not. This division is available for the triathlon only. Clydesdale. A clydesdale athlete is a male who weighs more than 220 pounds.
Are there weight classes in running?
While most running events allow runners to compete in age divisions, a number of road races and triathlons also offer participants the chance to compete in weight divisions. That allows athletes to compare their performances against athletes with a similar build.
What are the distances in a sprint triathlon?
Sprint Triathlon On average, you will swim 1/2 mile (750 meters), bike for 12.4 miles (20K), and run for 3.1 miles (5K). Depending on your fitness level, course conditions, and the weather on race day, you can expect to complete these three legs in about 1.5 hours.
How far is an Olympic triathlon?
The Olympic, or “standard” distance in triathlon is a 1500 metre swim, 40 kilometre bike, and 10 kilometre run.
Who was Athena?
Athena, also spelled Athene, in Greek religion, the city protectress, goddess of war, handicraft, and practical reason, identified by the Romans with Minerva. She was essentially urban and civilized, the antithesis in many respects of Artemis, goddess of the outdoors.
What is Clydesdale division in running?
Clydesdale running refers to a division of male and female runners whose weight exceeds about 200 pounds. The reason for classifying runners based on weight is to ensure fairer conditions among racers.
What is an Athena wetsuit?
A combination of thin neoprene and exposed super stretch jersey in the arms, shoulders and back provide excellent movement and reduced restriction. Thicker Yamamoto rubber at the chest and legs gives swimmers the initial confidence and buoyancy they need.
Does Ironman have a Clydesdale division?
FYI: I just confirmed that Ironman Arizona was the last NAS Ironman race to have the Clydesdale and Athena categories. For those of us who raced as Clydesdales and Athenas it was certainly more fun while it lasted.
What is a Clydesdale athlete?
A Clydesdale Athlete is usually defined as any male athlete over 200 lbs. and any woman athlete over 145 lbs. (aka Athenas). Most races will have two different classes for men and women 0-39 and 39 and above usually called the Masters.
How do I become a USAT member?
Purchase an Annual Membership by visiting our Membership Hub
- Purchase is possible when registering for a race that uses a Real Time Account Verification (RTAV) registration company.
- Paper application at your race packet pick up (anticipate a 6 week time frame for processing).