What does age group mean in triathlon?

What does age group mean in triathlon?

Note that most races ask you to sign-up in the age group which matches your age on the day of the race. For example, you might be 30 on the day you sign up for a race in January, but by race day in June you could very well be 31. In that case, you sign-up as a 31-year-old.

What are the USAT age groups?

What is an Age-Grouper?

18-19 20-24 25-29
40-44 45-49 50-54
65-69 70-74 75-79

How do you qualify for the triathlon age group nationals?

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.

What are the rules of a triathlon?

While on the bike course, you must keep at least three bike lengths (22 feet) behind the athlete in front of you. If you move closer than three bike lengths you are in the draft zone and must now pass. Once passing, you have 15 seconds for your front wheel to pass the front wheel of the athlete you are overtaking.

Can I do an IRONMAN at 40?

So, the absolute best performance will be at around 35 years but, relatively speaking, athletes can compete in Ironman Hawaii up to the age of around 80 and still improve within their relative age-group.”

How do IRONMAN age groups work?

Age Group Ranking points determine who receives All World Athlete status for the next racing year, and shows athletes how they compare competitively to their peers in the same age division. Athletes earn AGR points based on their performance at each IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 race they complete.

Is there an age limit for triathlon?

So, what’s the minimum age to race triathlons? The minimum age to race a triathlon is 6 years. The 6 years limit is described in the under 15 racing category and grouped in the (6-8) age bracket.

What are the IRONMAN 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.

Do you have to qualify for a triathlon?

There are no qualification standards—it’s open to all athletes. However, U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals can qualify to represent Team USA at the 2015 ITU Sprint Course Triathlon World Championship, to be held in Chicago, Ill.

How do you qualify for an Olympic triathlon team?

To qualify, athletes must either place first or in the top 15% of finishers in their age group. ** Note: If there are 25 athletes in an age group and an athlete places fourth or higher, they have qualified for the 2019 Olympic-Distance Nationals. If an athlete places fifth out of 25 they have not qualified.

How do you pee during Ironman?

The perfect option to urinate during Ironman is to use the toilet stops placed at bike aid stations along the route. Cycists can find a bathroom every 12-15 miles of the course which is approximately 30 minutes for those who ride at 20 miles per hour.

Can you use headphones in an Ironman?

Headphones, headsets and audio devices are not allowed at any time during any triathlon event. Most races allow you to carry your cell phone if you wish, but it must be stored out of sight in a bike bag or jersey pocket.

What is a British age group triathlon?

Find out more about what exactly triathlon is and the history of triathlon here! British Age Group Triathlon is simply the non-elite form of the British Triathlon team. Being part of the UK Triathlon Age Group team allows athletes to compete at international level in Triathlon, Duathlon, Cross Triathlon, Winter Triathlon, Aquathlon and Aquabike.

How old do you have to be to do a triathlon?

Also, for International Age Group Triathlon championships, 16 to 19 year olds are often grouped into one under 20 category. Although athletes cannot compete until they are at least 16, there are specific programmes and events designed for children to compete in if they hope to join Junior Triathlon Age Groups.

What is the Great Britain age-group team?

The Great Britain Age-Group Team offers all Home Nation members a unique opportunity to compete at World and European Championships in all Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon, Winter Triathlon, Cross Triathlon and Duathlon and Aquabike.

Who needs to know the world triathlon competition rules?

Any competitor taking part in international competition, such as World Triathlon and Europe Triathlon Age-Group Championships should familiarise themselves with the World Triathlon Competition Rules. And enjoy insurance benefits, race licensing and more…