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Adelaide to host the 2015 ITU Duathlon World Championships

2013 ITU World Duathlon Championships from Ottawa. (Photo by ITU Media)
2013 ITU World Duathlon Championships from Ottawa. (Photo by ITU Media)

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) announced today that Adelaide, South Australia will play host to the 2015 ITU Duathlon World Championships from October 14-18, 2015.

Australia previously hosted the 2005 ITU Duathlon World Championships in Newcastle.

“Multisports are an important part of the ITU culture, especially duathlon, as it involves two disciplines that are integral to the sport of triathlon itself,” said ITU President and International Olympic Committee Member, Marisol Casado. “ITU’s history is closely intertwined with that of Australia’s, with Sydney having seen the debut of triathlon in the Olympic Games. We are looking forward to continuing that history in 2015 when the Duathlon World Championships will be staged in gorgeous Adelaide.”

During that time of the year, participants and spectators can expect to be treated to ideal spring race conditions in Adelaide for the elite, under 23, junior elite, age group standard and age group sprint duathlons, paraduathlon, novice and kids duathlons, and community participation events.

Event organizers have proposed a four-lap 10km run, followed by an eight-lap 40km bike, and ending with a two-lap 5km run course for the elite and under 23 races, set to take place in the heart of Adelaide around the River Torrens.

“South Australia has great weather, friendly people and excellent sporting facilities which make it a great place to host the 2015 ITU Duathlon World Championships,” said South Australian Tourism Minister Leon Bignell. “Lonely Planet has also just named Adelaide top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2014.

Full race information including special accommodation rates will be available in the coming months through triathlon.org.

ITU multisports information.