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 2018 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 2017 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.

2018 Major Triathlon Championships
2018 USAT National Winter Triathlon ChampionshpiJanuary 27St. Paul, MN
2018 USAT Off-Road Triathlon National ChampionshipJune 9Waco, TX
2018 USA T Clydesdale/Athena National ChampionshipJune 10Grand Rapids, MI
2018 USAT National Age-Group Sprint National ChampionshipAugust 11Cleveland, OH
2018 USAT National Age-Group Olympic National ChampionshipAugust 12Cleveland, OH
2018 USAT Ultra Distance Triathlon National ChampionshipSeptember 22Oklahoma City, OK
2018 Ironman World Triathlon ChampionshipOctober 13Kona, HI

2017 USAT National Championship Summary Table
Event Total Competitors Over 40 Total Women Competitors Over 40 Men Over 60 Men Over 70 Women Over 60
2017 USAT Age-Group Olympic Distance National Championship 1078 461 173 49 96
    Percent   100%   43%   16%   5%   9%
2017 USAT Age-Group Sprint Distance National Championship 633 258 129 48 84
    Percent   100%   41%   20%   8%   13%
2017 Ironman World Championship (Kona, HI) 1494 379 168 47 68
    Percent   100%   25%   11%   3%   5%
2017 USAT Winter Triathlon National Championship 42 16 3 1 2
    Percent   100%   38%   7%   2%   5%
2017 USAT Clydesdale/Athena Triathlon National Championship 72 32 3 0 0
    Percent   100%   44%   4%   0%   0%
2017 USAT Long Course Triathlon National Championship 281 91 27 6 10
    Percent   100%   32%   10%   2%   4%

2017 USAT Age-Group National Championship -- Olympic Distance Omaha, NB August 12
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Olympic Distance TriathlonMen40-44Tim Hola113
Olympic Distance TriathlonMen45-49Scott Erba120
Olympic Distance TriathlonMen50-54Robert Skaggs109
Olympic Distance TriathlonMen55-59Lee Walther102
Olympic Distance TriathlonMen60-64Ron Gierut74
Olympic Distance TriathlonMen65-69Jim Bruskewitz50
Olympic Distance TriathlonMen70-74Simon Butterworth0
Olympic Distance TriathlonMen75-79William Marshall16
Olympic Distance TriathlonMen80-84Jon Adamson2
Olympic Distance TriathlonWomen40-44Ginger Reiner116
Olympic Distance TriathlonWomen45-49Adrienne Leblanc92
Olympic Distance TriathlonWomen50-54Mina Pizzini83
Olympic Distance TriathlonWomen55-59Kelly Dippold74
Olympic Distance TriathlonWomen60-64Carol Gephart51
Olympic Distance TriathlonWomen65-69Sally Gaines32
Olympic Distance TriathlonWomen70-74Kathryn Wiberg7
Olympic Distance TriathlonWomen75-79Elizabeth Brackett5
Olympic Distance TriathlonWomen85+Madonna Buder1

2017 USAT Age-Group National Championship -- Sprint Distance Omaha, NB August 14
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Sprint Distance TriathlonMen40-44James Hallberg55
Sprint Distance TriathlonMen45-49Scott Erba63
Sprint Distance TriathlonMen50-54Brian Francis58
Sprint Distance TriathlonMen55-59Lee Walther70
Sprint Distance TriathlonMen60-64Lincoln Murdoch42
Sprint Distance TriathlonMen65-69Kevin Simmons39
Sprint Distance TriathlonMen70-74Simon Butterworth27
Sprint Distance TriathlonMen75-79Marshall Williams15
Sprint Distance TriathlonMen80-84Bob Palmatier4
Sprint Distance TriathlonMen85-99Wayne Fong2
Sprint Distance TriathlonWomen40-44Stacy Sweetser40
Sprint Distance TriathlonWomen45-49Celia Dubey51
Sprint Distance TriathlonWomen50-54Lauren Jensen45
Sprint Distance TriathlonWomen55-59Kelly Dippold38
Sprint Distance TriathlonWomen60-64Sharon Johnson32
Sprint Distance TriathlonWomen65-69Missy Lestrange30
Sprint Distance TriathlonWomen70-74Heysoon Lee13
Sprint Distance TriathlonWomen75-79Lois Leon8
Sprint Distance TriathlonWomen80-84Shelia Isaacs1
Sprint Distance TriathlonWomen85-99Molly Hayes1

2017 USAT Clydesdale/Athena National Championship Grand Rapids, MI June 11
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Clydesdale - Sprint DistanceMen40-59Ryan Phillips18
Clydesdale - Olympic DistanceMen40-59Lance Fargo13
Clydesdale - Sprint DistanceMen60+Howard Palay 4
Clydesdale - Olympic DistanceMen60+Bob Schmidt3
Athena - Sprint DistanceWomen40-54Caroline Faure18
Athena - Olympic DistanceWomen40-54Stephanie Fleming13
Athena - Sprint DistanceWomen55+Lauarie Walsworth2
Athena - Olympic DistanceWomen55+Rhonda Miel 1

2017 Ironman Triathlon World Championship Kona, HI Oct. 14
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Ironman TriathlonMen40-44Martin Kurt Huhndorf264
Ironman TriathlonMen45-49Marcin Konieczny315
Ironman TriathlonMen50-54Christophie Lemery225
Ironman TriathlonMen55-59Wolfgang Schmatz143
Ironman TriathlonMen60-64Rob Barel72
Ironman TriathlonMen65-69Rick Simpson49
Ironman TriathlonMen70-74Simon Butterworth33
Ironman TriathlonMen75-79Fidel Rotondaro13
Ironman TriathlonMen80-84Tomita Satoshi1
Ironman TriathlonWomen40-44Sione Jongstra96
Ironman TriathlonWomen45-49Michela Rudolf93
Ironman TriathlonWomen50-54Diana Hassel61
Ironman TriathlonWomen55-59Carmen Grosse61
Ironman TriathlonWomen60-64Nancy Cullen40
Ironman TriathlonWomen65-69Missy Lestrange19
Ironman TriathlonWomen70-74Linda Ashmore9

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