Sports Competition for Adults Over 40: A Participants Guide to 27 Sports
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Triathlon, one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S., is sponsored by USA Triathlon which currently has more than 500,000 members.

The Age Group Nationals includes two events. The Olympic Distance event consists of a 1500 meter swim, a 40 kilometer bike ride, and a 10 kilometer run; the Sprint event consists of a 750 meter swim, a 20 kilometer bike ride, and a 5 kilometer run.

The headquarters of the USAT is:

USA Triathlon
5825 Delmonico Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919
Phone: (719) 597-2121

The first table below presents the schedule for the 2017 USAT Age Group Triathlon National Championships as well as other important triathlons for adults. The second table summarizes the number of competitors, by gender and selected age groups, for the 2016 USAT Age Group National Championships (Both Olympic and Sprint Distances). The third table presents the National Champions for all age-groups over 40 and the number of competitors in each age-group for these championships.

2017 USAT National Triathlon Championships
2017 USTA Winter Triathlon National ChampionshipJanuary 29St. Paul, MN
2017 USAT Off Road Triathlon National ChampionshipJune 4Arkadelphia, Ark
2017 USAT Clydesdale/Athena National ChampionshipJune 11Grand Rapids, MI
2017 USAT Age Group Sprint Distance National ChampionshipAugust 13Omaha. NB
2017 USAT Age Group Olympic Distance National ChampionshipAugust 14Omaha. NB
2017 World Ironman Triathlon Championship October 14Kona, HI
2017 USAT Long Course Triathlon National ChampionshipNovember 12Miami, FL

2016 USAT National Championships Summary Table
Event Total Competitors Over 40 Women Competitors Over 40 Men Over 60 Men Over 70 Women Over 60
2016 USAT National Age Group (Sprint Distance) National Championship 749 307 158 47 93
    Percent   200%   41%   21%   6%   12%
2016 USAT National Age Group (Olumpic Distance) National Championship 1149 512 171 30 11
    Percent   100%   45%   15%   3%   1%
2016 USAT Winter Triathlon National Championship 37 12 5 0 2
    Percent   100%   32%   14%   0%   5%
2016 USAT Clydesdale/Athena National Championship 63 30 1 0 0
    Percent   100%   48%   2%   0%   0%
2016 World Ironman Championship - Kona, Hawaii 1392 383 149 40 56
    Percent   100%   28%   11%   3%   4%

2016 USAT Age Group (Olympic Distance) National Championship Omaha, NB Aug. 13
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Olympic DistanceMen40-44Tim Hola115
Olympic DistanceMen45-49Dave Slavinski137
Olympic DistanceMen50-54Brian Bich105
Olympic DistanceMen55-59Lee Walther109
Olympic DistanceMen60-64Gregory Taylor87
Olympic DistanceMen65-69Michael Ofendorff54
Olympic DistanceMen70-74Roger Freeman18
Olympic DistanceMen75-79William Marshall11
Olympic DistanceMen80-84Dan Connolly1
Olympic DistanceWomen40-44Heather Cumutt114
Olympic DistanceWomen45-49Adrienne Leblanc113
Olympic DistanceWomen50-54Linda Robb92
Olympic DistanceWomen55-59Karen Smyers82
Olympic DistanceWomen60-64Martha Whitacre68
Olympic DistanceWomen65-69Kathryn Wiberg25
Olympic DistanceWomen70-74Patricia Kimper11
Olympic DistanceWomen75-79Elizabeth Brackett6
Olympic DistanceWomen85+Madonna Buder1

2016 USAT Age Group (Sprint Distance) National Championship Omaha, NB Aug. 14
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Sprint DistanceMen40-44Jeff Fejar62
Sprint DistanceMen45-49Greg Mueller65
Sprint DistanceMen50-54Adrian Mackay74
Sprint DistanceMen55-59Lee Walther83
Sprint DistanceMen60-64Gregory Taylor61
Sprint DistanceMen65-69Michael Orendorff50
Sprint DistanceMen70-74Christopher Baker26
Sprint DistanceMen75-79Arby Kitzman17
Sprint DistanceMen80-84Steve Schloss3
Sprint DistanceMen85-89Winton Allen1
Sprint DistanceWomen40-44Heather Cumutt48
Sprint DistanceWomen45-49Lauren Jensen53
Sprint DistanceWomen50-54Kelly Dippold60
Sprint DistanceWomen55-59Jennifer Leichter53
Sprint DistanceWomen60-64Susan Griffin-Kaklikian41
Sprint DistanceWomen65-69Kathy Calabretta28
Sprint DistanceWomen70-74Lois Leon14
Sprint DistanceWomen75-79Carol Deman9
Sprint DistanceWomen80-84Molly Hayes1

2016 USAT Clydesdale/Athena Triathlon National Championship Grand Rapids, MI June 11
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Clydesdale - SprintMen40-59Mark Ziegert22
Clydesdale - SprintMen60+Bob Schmidt4
Clydesdale - OlympicMen40-59Lance Fargo6
Clydesdale - OlympicMen60+Howard Palay1
Athena - SprintWomen40-54Caroline Faure16
Athena - OlympicWomen40-54Leslie Battle13
Athena - OlympicWomen55+Ellen Draheim1

2016 USAT Winter Triathlon National Championship St.Paul, MN Jan. 31
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
TriathlonMen40-44Justin Cummins6
TriathlonMen45-49Tim Gallagher6
TriathlonMen50-54Mike Berkopec2
TriathlonMen55-59Richard Chin6
TriathlonMen60-64David Dow1
TriathlonMen65-69Mark Winholtz4
TriathlonWomen40-44Amy Dettmer2
TriathlonWomen45-49Kitty Earl-Torniainen5
TriathlonWomen50-54Jeanne Fleck1
TriathlonWomen55-59Jan Guenther2
TriathlonWomen60-64Sheri Schrock2

2016 USAT Long Course Triathlon National Championship Miami, FL Nov. 13
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Long CourseMen40-44Bernardo Perez49
Long CourseMen45-49William Ketchem50
Long CourseMen50-54Rick Cope26
Long CourseMen55-59Charlie Lockerson16
Long CourseMen60-64Tulio Maldonado13
Long CourseMen65-69Gene Cormier4
Long CourseMen70-74Francis Schauer4
Long CourseMen75-79John Silk1
Long CourseWomen40-44Jessica Vanderbrook27
Long CourseWomen45-49Melissa Scott26
Long CourseWomen50-54Laurie Rose21
Long CourseWomen55-59Brenda Gustin14
Long CourseWomen60-64Judy Eskind8
Long CourseWomen65-69Barbara Goldman3
Long CourseWomen70-74Patricia Heithaus2

2016 World Ironman Triathlon Championship Kona, HI Oct.8
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Ironman TriathlonMen40-44Daniel Stubleski254
Ironman TriathlonMen45-49Bevan McKinnon283
Ironman TriathlonMen50-54Brent Anderson203
Ironman TriathlonMen55-59Gehard Bochter120
Ironman TriathlonMen60-64Rodolphe Von Berg70
Ironman TriathlonMen65-69Gian Marco Tironi39
Ironman TriathlonMen70-74Hans Van Der Linden27
Ironman TriathlonMen75-79Fidel Rotondaro12
Ironman TriathlonMen80-84Hiromu Inada1
Ironman TriathlonWomen40-44Rose Mcgeoch107
Ironman TriathlonWomen45-49Jane Hansom91
Ironman TriathlonWomen50-54Lisbeth Kenyon76
Ironman TriathlonWomen55-59Jenny Alcorn53
Ironman TriathlonWomen60-64Gabriele Celette35
Ironman TriathlonWomen65-69Cullen Goodyear16
Ironman TriathlonWomen70-74Natalie Grabow5

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