LAVA Announces New Age Group Column 50-Plus

Ian Stokull’s very unscientific look at the competitor lists from a handful of Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events this past year shows that 10-15 percent of starters were over the age of 50. Numbers vary depending on the race and location, but they can get pretty high. For example, by his calculations, 17 percent of athletes at Ironman Florida (or about 500 athletes), and 13 percent at California Oceanside 70.3, were over 50. Worldwide, that number is constantly increasing and that is why this column was born.

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