- 1 Is there a Clydesdale division in Ironman?
- 2 What is Clydesdale Athena division?
- 3 What is an Athena in triathlon?
- 4 How heavy is the average triathlete?
- 5 What is a Clydesdale runner?
- 6 What is the Athena division in running?
- 7 What is an Athena wetsuit?
- 8 How do I become a USAT member?
- 9 How far is an Olympic triathlon?
- 10 What are the distances in a sprint triathlon?
- 11 Are triathletes skinny?
- 12 Are triathletes short?
Is there a Clydesdale division in Ironman?
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 Clydesdale Athena division?
They’ve tried to make the sport more accessible to all people, regardless of sex, age, weight, or even physical challenges, by creating a variety of competitive divisions. 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.
What is an Athena in triathlon?
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.
How heavy is the average triathlete?
But it’s a good number to start with. From the articles I have read, endurance athletes should weigh in the range of 2.0 – 2.5 pounds per inch of height. A 6″ tall person should weigh 180 pounds or less. I heared that no one has won the Ironman in Hawaii that that was above that range.
What is a Clydesdale runner?
To runners, Mr. West is a Clydesdale, a name (referring to the large, powerful draft horses) that is typically used to describe race participants who weigh 200 pounds or more.
What is the Athena division in running?
Kali was recently signing up for a marathon, and she was debating signing up in Athena division, designated for women runners in this race who weigh more than 165 pounds. It’s the female equivalent of the Clydesdale division, which generally is applied to men who top 200 pounds.
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.
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).
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 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.
Are triathletes skinny?
Weight lifting (especially for body building) tend to build short, bulky muscles, whereas triathlon training tend to build long, lean muscles. If you look at cyclists and top level triathletes, they look really skinny, but they do produce a high average power.
Are triathletes short?
BUT, being short isn’t one of them. Plenty of elite level runners and triathlete women are short.