age_groups

Is My Bike Ready for a Triathlon?

Triathlon Event

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

Triathlon Event

Hi Johan,

Thanks for contacting TriathaNewbie.com. Triathlon age groups are defined by USA Triathlon (USAT).  USAT is the governing body of triathlon, and most races do their best to adhere to the guidelines they have provided.  In smaller races, some age groups may be collapsed together, but for the most part these are the age groups you will see.  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 the USAT age group overview: 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

TriathaNewbie.com Recommended Resources:

cateye

Triathlon Swim : – Get the low-down on gear and read tips for training and events.

Triathlon Bike: – Learn how to structure bike workouts, find safety tips and read recommendations on great bike gear.

Triathlon Run : – Get the ultimate skinny on running sneakers, running gear, safety tips and much more.

features_bkg1_basics

“Triathlete Profile
Read interviews of people like YOU who give advice on training, balance and much more.

There are Newbies Starting Triathlons Every Day. Today Just Happens to be YOUR Day!