- 1 What is Athena division triathlon?
- 2 What is an Athena runner?
- 3 What is Clydesdale triathlon division?
- 4 Is there a Clydesdale division in Ironman?
- 5 What is a Clydesdale runner?
- 6 How do I become a USAT member?
- 7 What is a master runner?
- 8 What is Athena weight?
- 9 What is an Athena wetsuit?
- 10 What are the distances in a sprint triathlon?
- 11 How far is an Olympic triathlon?
What is Athena division triathlon?
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.
What is an Athena runner?
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. First, you have to select to run in it.
What is Clydesdale triathlon division?
So what constitutes a Clydesdale? 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.
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 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.
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).
What is a master runner?
A Masters Runner is a runner, male or female, over the age of 40. You may have also heard the term Veteran Runner. This is a term akin to the Master Runner but just less used these days.
What is Athena weight?
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.
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.
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.