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ITU Cross World Champs go to Sardinia in 2015

Photo credit:  Heather Cowper
Photo credit: Heather Cowper

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has revealed that the 2015 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships will  be held in Sardinia, Italy, in the town of Orosei.

“Sardinia offers up both spectacular views and a challenging course for the Cross Triathlon World Championships,” said Marisol Casado, ITU President and IOC Member. “The multisport discipline of cross triathlon has grown immensely in the last few years. We look forward to continuing to develop this exciting format.”

The fifth running of the Cross Triathlon World Championships will travel to Sardinia for the first time and will be coordinated in association with European off-road triathlon specialist TNatura Events.

TNatura, and the town of Orosei, this year hosted the European Cross Triathlon Championships over a 1.5K swim, 30K bike that traversed across sandy terrain followed by a 10K cross country run. It was there that Germany’s Katrin Muller launched her cross triathlon season with a win. She would go on to close out the season the same way, winning the 2014 Cross Triathlon World Championships in Zittau, Germany.

Exact dates for all of the World Championship races will be confirmed in due course.