Age Group

Welcome to the Age Group Pages

In here you will find information for athletes and National Federations

Age Groups are the lifeblood of our sport, essential at national and International level for driving the sport forward. Without you triathlon would not be triathlon so these pages are for you.

Triathlon is unique in sport by having the five year age bands which means you can not only become National Champion in your Age Group but then progress on to become European Champions and even World Champion. Its not all about winning of course just being able to say ‘I raced for my Country’ is an accolade not many can say.

So whether you are in your twenties or over 65 years young you can represent your Country.

ETU is determined to recognise the importance of racing for your Country and to develop this with more and more Age Group Teams being put forward by our member Federations.

What better buzz can there be than wearing your national uniform with pride, flying the flag for your country and getting a European or International ranking.

We believe every ETU member National Federation should be sending an age group team to our Championships no matter how small or large that team might be.

If you are an athlete keen on racing for your country, ask your Federation how you can get selected to an Age Group Team.  You will race in some incredible places, meet some fantastic people, enjoy some exciting racing and above all have a great time.

It isn’t all about racing, bring your family and friends to share your experience flying the flag for your country but why not then take a few days holiday to explore the area. Some of the Countries visited for Championships recently include:

  • Sardinia, Italy
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • The Netherlands
  • Austria
  • Portugal

National Federations -  have a look at the resources page where you can find useful information from other federations on how they have developed International Teams. You can also register and access the Age Group Forum by clicking here. This will continually be updated so keep coming back.

Age Group News

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2017: It is closer than you think.

2017: It is closer than you think.

20/10/16 - Over the weekend we saw the last of the triathlon races of the ETU season. What a busy year it has been. Later we will be providing you with a look back over the events but … with the shops now... |

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Just because it is flat, don’t think it won’t be a challenge. Almere, 2017. Be there!

Just because it is flat, don’t think it won’t be a challenge. Almere, 2017. Be there!

18/10/16 - After the great news that Regensburg is to host the 2018 ETU Challenge Long Distance Triathlon Championships, we are able to release the much-awaited news that in 2017, the long distance action moves to... |

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Age Group racing: it’s not just for the Brits.

Age Group racing: it’s not just for the Brits.

11/10/16 - The racing year is coming to an end. The summer clothes are being packed away and for many, the winter gear is being dug out from the back of the wardrobe, the racing bike is being lovingly serviced and... |

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Germany sweeps up in Walchsee to head the Age Group Medal table

Germany sweeps up in Walchsee to head the Age Group Medal table

11/09/16 - Throughout this year we have been keeping a close eye on the performances of the Age Group athletes. Why? Well, without them there would be no triathlon. Simple as that. We are the only sport that... |

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Triple-header again for athletes in Europe

Triple-header again for athletes in Europe

02/09/16 - Last week we had great racing in Fredericia, Tulcea and Karlovy Vary and this weekend will see a huge haul of medals for Age Group athletes aa they race the half-distance in Walchsee. Challenge... |

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