The World Triathlon Series announced locations for a number of world championship races including the first Multisport World Championships Festival which is to be hosted in Penticton in 2017. The event will showcase duathlon, long distance triathlon, aquathlon and cross triathlon championship races organized together during a week-long festival.
This ground-breaking event now allows for athletes to compete in various multisport races, as opposed to electing only one each season. In addition to the 2017 Multisport Festival, the Executive Board awarded the 2018 edition to Odense, Denmark.
“We are extremely honoured to be chosen to host the 2017 Multisport World Championships,” said race director Michael Brown. “Penticton has a deep history in triathlon and we look to build on a strong foundation created by this great community. With the support of the city, the Mayor, his council and all of Penticton’s citizens I know we will create a 10-day festival that will live up to all the athletes expectations.”
In its final year as a stand-alone event, the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships will take place in Lake Crackenback, Australia.
Anne Gripper, Triathlon Australia CEO said “This is fantastic news for the sport of triathlon in Australia. To have the world’s best elite and age group athletes competing on the Gold Coast in 2018, as well as in the magnificent Snowy Mountains at Cross Triathlon World Championships in 2016, provides Australian triathletes of all ages with a great incentive to train and compete over the next three years as they strive to wear the green and gold on home soil.”
There are 2 races in which Canadians can qualify for the 2016 ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships (Full Distance Races Category Only):
- XTERRA ‘Mine’ Over Matter (June 27th 2015) will provide 10 qualifying spots per 5 year age group both male and female (e.g. male 20-24 [10 spots], male 25-29 [10 spots] etc.) Click here for race page
- XTERRA Sleeping Giant (August 29th 2015) will provide 2 qualifying spots per 5 year age group both male and female (e.g. male 20-24 [2 spots], male 25-29 [2 spots] etc.). Click here for race page
You can still qualify for and claim your XTERRA World Championship spots for Maui Hawaii.
Click here to visit the ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships event page.