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Hello,
Can you tell me why the age groups are 25 to 34, 35 to 44, and 45 to 49
while most races use 20 to 29, 30 to 39, and 40 to 49?

Thanks,
Johan

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Hi Johan,

Thanks for contacting TriathaNewbie.com. Triathlon age groups are defined by USA Triathlon. Here is an excerpt from their website:

Age Groups
Age groups are categorized by five-year increments:

  • 18-19
  • 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 and up

If you want to check out their website, here is their UR:L http://www.usatriathlon.org/audience/athlete-resources/age-groupers.aspx
There is some great information in there; it’s worth checking out for general triathlon rules and regulations.

Be well.
~Niki
TriathaNewbie.com staff

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