What is the duration in years of people participating in triathloning?
High school last three years for most people. Those going to college spent probably 4-6 years on average in undergrad. Is triathloning participation duration longer or shorter than these time periods?
Triathloning starts after high school or college for the majority of triathletes now probably but would be interesting to have more data based info. For soccer, baseball, football, basketball, and track athletes; probably just the opposite with the majority starting before schools ends and the majority dropping out after school ends.
An average triathlete probably stays in the sport longer than they do in the same work position or even employer. Probably a lot longer.
Factors of lifestyle changes, finances, families, injuries, health, interests, influences from others, goals of journeys or bucket list destinations, and more all play a role in duration of a hobby. As do these factors have on how long of a holding power working in the same position, living in the same location, staying with the same spouse/sigo, maintaining the same friends, and more.
Probably add in the willingness to flex over time with the sport. I'm a much different triathlete and person now, than when starting out a few years ago. Much like probably the majority of posters here too. Less flexible may choose to drop out than change for extended duration. Don't really know, but would think some marketers from races and suppliers would benefit greatly from the knowledge gained in a formal survey. https://www.palmtreesahead.com/ https://www.palmtreesahead.com/tactical-learning