Athletes and Teams
In Manitoba, there’s no end to the stunning scenery inviting us to swim, bike and run in our backyard.
Our athletes are among the world’s leaders in the sport. Triathlon Manitoba supports athletes to go for their own gold – whether that means aiming for the Olympic and Paralympic podium, or striving to achieve their personal best – and even compete internationally – at the amateur level. Triathlon Manitoba has something for every age group and skill, beginning with kids. New to Triathlon, find out more here?
Triathlon Canada’s Kids of Steel program is designed to offer kids across the country a chance to experience triathlon in a positive environment. The emphasis is on participation, not competition. The distances are much shorter than at other levels and increase as participants mature in the sport. Every province in Canada has its own series of youth triathlons. Races offer participants a chance to travel and develop great friendships. Many Kids of Steel races are held with an adult race, making it a family affair.
New to Triathlon?
A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance activities. While many variations of the sport exist, the most popular form involves swimming, cycling and running over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed “transitions” between the individual swim, cycle and run components. There is something for everyone, but careful — triathlon is addictive!
If you are interested in participating as an athlete, official, or event volunteer contact Triathlon Manitoba. It takes a community to support Triathlon!
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 word “amateur” may be misleading: some age-groupers have their sights on earning a spot in the Age-Group Team Canada world championships or turning Pro.
Manitoba Triathlon Centre
Triathlon Manitoba has a training program through the Manitoba Triathlon Centre that is specifically for this athlete age group. The program is designed to train anyone interested in competing in any triathlon level – but focuses on athletes interested in pursuing a future in elite level competition.
High Performance Stream
In Manitoba, participating in triathlon at a national/ international level begins with the Manitoba Triathlon Centre. Triathlon Manitoba has been very successful in producing high-performance athletes who excel in Olympic/Paralympic competition and at the professional/elite international level.
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