What is considered a triathlete?
A triathlon is an endurance multisport race consisting of swimming, cycling, and running over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall completion time, racing each segment sequentially with the time transitioning between the disciplines included.
What age is Masters in triathlon?
40 years of age or older
What are the triathlon age groups?
Age Groups (M & F): 15 & Under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 & Over.
What are the four types of triathlons?
– Sprint. The sprint distance is great for those new to triathlons. … – Olympic Triathlon. … – Half Triathlon. … – Go Big or Go Home – Full Triathlon.
How do you qualify for the Olympic triathlon?
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 qualify for the Olympics?
Athletes are selected by their respective NOCs, who are responsible for supporting them and entering them for the Games. The IOC sends out invitation letters to all NOCs one year before the Opening Ceremony and those NOCS then submit entries for the Games who are then approved or otherwise by the IOC.
What is the best age for triathlon?
between 25 and 30 years old
How do you qualify for USAT 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.
Which of the 4 main triathlon races is best for a beginner?
As a triathlon beginner, we recommend starting with a sprint triathlon (generally a 500-meter swim, a 20K bike, and a 5K run), but if you’re interested in longer distances you can learn more about what those entail here.