Athletes compete at the World Triathlon Age Group World Championships in Hamburg, Germany
Nearly 400 Age Group Team USA Athletes to Race at World Triathlon Championships Pontevedra
by USA Triathlon
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nearly 400 U.S. multisport athletes representing age group Team USA will compete this week in Pontevedra, Spain, for the 2023 World Triathlon Age-Group Championships Pontevedra.
Three multisport events are set to take place over the course of two days as athletes compete in Standard-Distance Triathlon, Super Sprint Triathlon and Standard-Distance Aquabike (swim-bike).
Team USA is the group of age-group athletes that qualify at USA Triathlon National Championships for the right to represent the United States and compete in the World Triathlon World Championships, which attracts the best athletes representing over 50 countries each year.
Following the opening ceremony and Parade of Nations, the first age-group competition will take place on Friday, Sept. 22 with the Super Sprint Distance Championships. The course will feature a 400-meter swim, 10-kilometer bike and 2.3k run. One hundred fifteen Team USA athletes are on the start list, including 17-year-old Julian Barre (Jacksonville, Fla.) and 85-year-old John Charman (San Antonio, Texas), the youngest and oldest members of Team USA.
Sunday, Sept. 24 features both the Standard Distance Triathlon Championship and Standard-Distance Aquabike Championships to close out the World Championship week.
Two hundred forty-seven Team USA athletes in the Standard Triathlon will race a 1500-meter swim, 38.9-kilometer bike and a 10-kilometer run.
The Standard-Distance Aquabike World Championship race includes 110 Team USA athletes who will take on the swim-bike format featuring a 1500m swim and 38.9k bike course.
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon, paratriathlon, and indoor and virtual multisport events in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,000 races and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Triathlon Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of World Triathlon and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) – to learn more: usatriathlon.org.