- 1 What is an age group athlete?
- 2 How do you qualify for Age Group Nationals triathlon?
- 3 How do you represent GB in a triathlon?
- 4 Who is the youngest person to complete an Ironman?
- 5 What are the Iron Man age groups?
- 6 How do you qualify for Team USA?
- 7 How far is an Olympic triathlon?
- 8 What is a good sprint tri time?
- 9 What are Sprint triathlon distances?
- 10 Has anyone died Ironman Triathlon?
- 11 Can a 15 year old do a Ironman?
- 12 What is the slowest Ironman time?
What is an age group athlete?
“Age Group” is a broad term that refers to recreational or competitive athletes who compete only against their own age category. Age categories are set by the World Triathlon (WT) in 5-year increments beginning at age 15 (relay events) or 16 (individual events).
How do you qualify for Age Group Nationals triathlon?
What events qualify for Age Group Nationals? To qualify for Age Group Nationals, you must finish a USAT Sanctioned age group triathlon of any distance. Distances can be as short as super-sprint and as long as ultra-distance (full IRONMAN). These events can include on-road and off-road races.
How do you represent GB in a triathlon?
To qualify to represent GB in your age group you have to register your intent to qualify for the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships or European Triathlon Union (ETU) European Championships at your distance by being a member of your Home Nation association and paying a mere ten crisp British pounds.
Who is the youngest person to complete an Ironman?
Philip Graves (born 7 April 1989 in York) is a British triathlete. In 2009, he became the youngest triathlete to win an Ironman competition, at age 20, when he won the Ironman UK race.
What are the Iron Man age groups?
To compare performance in the Ironman World Championship with that in the Ironman qualifier races according to athlete age, all athletes were categorized into one of the following age groups: 18–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70–74, and 75–79 years.
How do you qualify for Team USA?
General Eligibility Be a U.S. citizen OR. Be a U.S. national – someone who has resided in the U.S. for three consecutive years and has not competed for their country of citizenship in the prior year. Team USA eligible athletes must not have competed for their country of citizenship in the prior year.
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.
What is a good sprint tri time?
Elite athletes can still hold a sub-six-minute-per-mile pace, but a good effort is anything faster than 8-minute miles so you complete the run in between 22 and 26 minutes.
What are Sprint triathlon distances?
Sprint. This is the most common starting point for triathletes. While it can vary course to course, generally a sprint triathlon includes a 750-meter (0.46-mile) swim, a 20K (12.4-mile) bike and a 5K (3.1-mile) run.
Has anyone died Ironman Triathlon?
According to reports from various news outlets there were seven recorded deaths in IRONMAN Triathlons, and 20 deaths among all other triathlon events, in 2019. The swim course has also been acknowledged by IRONMAN racers to be one of the most dangerous aspects of the race.
Can a 15 year old do a Ironman?
So sure you can race an Olympic distance at the age of 15 and down the line you might even be able to run 6:30’s in an Olympic and low 7’s in an Ironman but if you do things the right way you can create speed and make those Olympic run splits be in the 5:xx mile range and be rocking 6’s in an Ironman.
What is the slowest Ironman time?
But what about the slowest races overall? Those honors go to the Philippines, where we find both the 70.3 and full Ironman courses with the slowest average finishing times: 6:45:27 and 14:31:02, respectively. Only one North American event makes it on either list of slowest or fastest Ironman courses: Ironman St.