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What are the Age Groups in a Triathlon Race?

Triathlon Event  I am a 57 year old college student my question is: are there age groups?

Robert from Tennessee

Triathlon Event  Hi Robert,
Thank you for contacting Triathanewbie.com and thanks for writing such a great question!

Congratulations on being a college student at 57 and YES, mini-triathlons are divided into age groups. Unfortunately, some races change the age groups slightly, but below are the average age groupings:

  • ELITE MALE WINNERS
  • MALE AGE GROUP: 19 – UNDER (sometimes they break this category down into 15- under and 16-19)
  • MALE AGE GROUP: 20 – 24
  • MALE AGE GROUP: 25 – 29
  • MALE AGE GROUP: 30 – 34
  • MALE AGE GROUP: 35 – 39
  • MALE AGE GROUP: 40 – 44
  • MALE AGE GROUP: 45 – 49
  • MALE AGE GROUP: 50 – 54
  • MALE AGE GROUP: 55 – 59
  • MALE AGE GROUP: 60 – 64
  • MALE AGE GROUP: 65 – OVER (some have 65-69 and 70 – over)
  • NEWBIE MALE WINNERS (not all events have this although we think they should)
  • CLYDESDALE WINNERS (weight exceeding 200 lbs)
  • ELITE FEMALE WINNERS
  • FEMALE AGE GROUP: 19 – UNDER (sometimes they break this category down into 15- under and 16-19)
  • FEMALE AGE GROUP: 20 – 24
  • FEMALE AGE GROUP: 25 – 29
  • FEMALE AGE GROUP: 30 – 34
  • FEMALE AGE GROUP: 35 – 39
  • FEMALE AGE GROUP: 40 – 44
  • FEMALE AGE GROUP: 45 – 49
  • FEMALE AGE GROUP: 50 – 54
  • FEMALE AGE GROUP: 55 – 59
  • FEMALE AGE GROUP: 60 – 64
  • FEMALE AGE GROUP: 65 – OVER (some have 65-69 and 70 – over)
  • NEWBIE FEMALE WINNERS (not all events have this although we think they should)
  • ATHENA WINNERS (weight exceeding 145 lbs)

We realize that you didn’t need to know the female age groups, as you are a man competing as a man, but we thought it would be helpful when we posted this question online for everyone to read.

Please let us know if we can help you find a triathlon in the future.

Be well.
~Jack

Jack Shaw
TriathaNewbie.com

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