A new study shows that older triathletes times are improving in the past three decades. The study which looked at male and female competitors across each leg also showed that it was harder to beat a master’s triathlete in the cycling leg, especially if it was a short triathlon. But when it came to endurance triathlons, like Ironman, older athletes clocked better times in the running and cycling parts of the race. Proof that you really do get better with age.