IKMF European Championships 2018 to be held in Ireland

Following on from the great success of the Irish Team at IKMF European Championships in Greece in May, we’re delighted to announce that the IKMF European Marathon Championships 2018 will be held in Portlaoise, Co Laois, Ireland from 25th-27th May 2018.

The Events
30 min – KETTLEBELL HALF MARATHON
60 min- KETTLEBELL MARATHON
Jerk/Long Cycle/Snatch/Half snatch

AGE GROUPS
Age is calculated according to the athlete’s year of birth, NOT the actual birthday.

Junior 1 (U15): up to 14 (up to national competition level only) Juniors U15 must apply with IKMF president through your IKMF Country Rep.
Junior 2 (U19): 15-18
Open division: 19-39
Veteran 1: 40-49
Veteran 2: 50-59
Veteran 3: 60-69
Veteran 4: 70+
Veterean and Junior athletes are always allowed compete in the open division also at their own risk and decision.

WEIGHT  GROUPS
There are 2 weight divisions for juniors 15-18:
-45, +45kg for girls
-55, +55kg for boys

There are 3 weight divisions for all other athletes (U19 to veterans):
-60, 60-70, +70kg for women
-75, 75-85, +85kg for men

KETTLEBELL WEIGHTS FOR HALF MARATHON (30 MINS)

Women
Open Amateur Class 16kg for all age group and categories

Elite Class (CMS Required to compete in the following classes)
View IKMF Ranking Tables
Junior Women: 15-18yrs 12kg;
Adult Open Category 19-39yrs; 20kg,
Veteran 1: 40-49yrs 16kg
Veteran 2: 50-59 16kg
Veteran 3: 60-69 12kg
Veteran 4: 70+ 8kg

Men
Open-amateur Class: 24kg for all age group and weight categories

Elite Class (CMS Required to compete in the following classes)
View IKMF Ranking Tables
Junior Men: 15-18yrs 16kg
Adult Open Category 19-39yrs; 32kg,
Veteran 1: 40-49yrs 28kg
Veteran 2: 50-59 24kg
Veteran 3: 60-69 16kg
Veteran 4: 70+ 16kg

KETTLEBELL WEIGHTS FOR MARATHON (60 MINS)

Women
Open Amateur Class 12kg for all age group and categories

Elite Class (CMS Required to compete in the following classes)
View IKMF Ranking Tables
Junior Women: 15-18yrs 12kg;
Adult Open Category 19-39yrs; 16kg,
Veteran 1: 40-49yrs 12kg
Veteran 2: 50-59 12kg
Veteran 3: 60-69 8kg
Veteran 4: 70+ 8kg

Men
Open-amateur Class: 16kg for all age group and weight categories

Elite Class (CMS Required to compete in the following classes)
View IKMF Ranking Tables
Junior Men: 15-18yrs 16kg
Adult Open Category 19-39yrs; 24kg,
Veteran 1: 40-49yrs 24kg
Veteran 2: 50-59 20kg
Veteran 3: 60-69 16kg
Veteran 4: 70+ 16kg

Registration
Registration will open early in 2018. Athletes should register via their IKMF country representative.

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