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Triathlon Ontario announces additional 2021 world championship qualifiers

Additional qualifying slots for the 2021 ITU Multisport World Championships in Australia will be available at four Ontario races next summer.

Canadian athletes will have a few more opportunities to qualify for the 2021 ITU Multisport World Championships in Townsville, Australia at four races in Ontario next summer.

Melanie McQuaid on her way to taking the ITU World Cross Championship in Penticton in 2017. (Photo: ITU)

The first ITU Multisport World Championships took place in Penticton in 2017 and, in addition to Melanie McQuaid capturing the cross championship, Lionel Sanders claimed the flagship long-distance world title at that inaugural event.

Lionel Sanders wins the 2017 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. Photo: Wagner Araujo / ITU Media

Over the 10-day world’s schedule, athletes can compete in five different championship events: duathlon (both standard- and sprint-distance), long course, cross, aquathlon and aquabike. The 2021 ITU Multisports World Championships will take place from Friday, Aug. 6 to Sunday,  Aug. 15, 2021.

The additional Ontario qualifying events for the 2021 championships include:

Ontario athletes can get a full list of the national team qualifying events in the province here.

For more information about completing Triathlon Canada’s Expressions of Interest prior to the race, role down policies and other key details on how to qualify for the National Age Group team, click here.