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.
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.
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:
- The Leamington Multisport weekend – Sprint Duathlon, one spot
- The Bluewater Duathlon – Standard Duathlon, two spots
- Xterra Sleeping Giant – Cross Triathlon, now two spots
- Stroke and Stride Season Finale – Aquathlon, now four spots
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.