- 1 What is the Clydesdale division?
- 2 What is Athena and Clydesdale?
- 3 What is Athena class at triathlon?
- 4 Is there a Clydesdale division in Ironman?
- 5 What are Clydesdale runners?
- 6 Are there weight classes in running?
- 7 How far is an Olympic triathlon?
- 8 What are the distances in a sprint triathlon?
- 9 How do I become a USAT member?
- 10 What is an Athena wetsuit?
- 11 Who was Athena?
What is the Clydesdale division?
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.
What is Athena and Clydesdale?
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 Athena class at 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. There are formulas that predict how much time a runner can pick up in a race by dropping weight, especially over the marathon distance.
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 are Clydesdale runners?
The Clydesdale, in marathons, is a category of male runner. Like its namesake horse, Clydesdale runners are large and sturdy, built for power more than for speed — unlike your typically lean marathoner. For larger marathoners, the category offers an opportunity to participate competitively in a marathon.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.