Age group is the term used to define athletes competing in the non-elite format of triathlon. If you’re new to the sport and looking for a challenge, age group competition is one of the most popular ways to get involved.It doesn’t matter your age or experience in the sport, there’s a triathlon discipline that will suit you. You can also compete in your age group for National Championship titles and go on to represent Kenya at the Age Group World Championships.
How do you participate in age group competition?
It’s easy to participate and we suggest you connect with a local triathlon club to kickstart your triathlon journey. There are over 20 triathlon and duathlon events in Kenya that provide an opportunity for you to share knowledge, train and learn with.Is your goal simply to cross the finish line, or do you want to aim as high as you can in the amateur world? Either way, age-groupers are your people. Our age-group team includes athletes of all ages and abilities united in their pursuit of the triathlon lifestyle. Some are first time participants, while others are dedicated athletes who have represented Kenya at Age Group championships or participated in Ironmans. By definition, an age-group athlete or para-athlete is an amateur athlete 16 years or older. Age-groupers are categorized according to gender and age bracket (16-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc.)
The age-group team is one hundred percent self-funded.Our Age-Group Athletes Team Kenya Triathlon Nation!
Our Age-Group World Championship Teams consist of amateur age-group athletes and para-athletes in Kenya who earn a spot at a Qualification Race to represent Kenya on the world stage at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships. Team members have the unique opportunity to proudly represent our country, participate in a unique team environment and celebrate their sport within the global multisport community. Each year, there are two world championship events:
- ITU Multisport World Championships Festival
- ITU World Triathlon Grand Final
Details for the 2019 events are listed here. Event Information from the Local Organizing Committees isn’t typically posted until after the event for the current year is completed. Para-triathletes compete in age-group competition according to their classification. If they are not officially classified through the ITU process, para-triathletes can always race locally in a self-identified “Open Paratriathlon”.