Tickets on sale for first North American Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift
Montreal becomes the first North American city to host an Arena Games eventPhoto by: That Cameraman - Darren Wheeler
On Feb. 25 Montreal will play host to the first Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift held in North America – tickets are now available for the event.
The racing takes place at the Olympic Park Sports Centre, and will be produced by Montreal-based Productions Podium, the same group that puts on the World Triathlon Championship Series (WTCS) Montreal.
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“We are constantly striving to innovate and grow the popularity of triathlon,” says Productions Podium Executive Chair Patrice Brunet. “In 2022 we presented the first-ever World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships in Montréal, and this year we’re excited to be diving into the immersive world of the Arena Games Triathlon. These two events are guaranteed crowd-pleasers with their one-of-a-kind, short, sharp and action-packed formats. Triathlon is modernizing and is now more accessible than ever. So we are pleased and proud to give families the chance to discover the discipline in an exciting format, experiencing all the action from start to finish, in comfortable seats and in the middle of winter to boot!”
The races will feature two heats and a final which will include a 200 m swim in the 50 m pool followed by a 4 km bike and a 1 km run using stationary bikes and treadmills on the Zwift platform.
“Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift has been recognized as one of the most dynamic and pioneering race formats in sport today and has won legions of fans,” says Super League Triathlon CEO Michael D’Hulst. “We cannot wait to bring this format to Canada and particularly Montréal, which has such a rich triathlon history. Arena Games Triathlon has ambitions to make it to the Olympics and we hope all those fans who attend will see just how impressive and entertaining it is.”
Canada should be well represented in the event – the current start lists (men and women) include former NCAA champ Kira Gupta-Baltazar, junior phenom Noemie Beaulieu and two-time Commonwealth Games competitor Dominika Jamnicky. Included in the men’s field are Jeremy Briand along with another junior phenom, Mathis Beaulieu. We can expect more names to be added to the list in the coming weeks – stay tuned for more announcements on that front.
The 2023 Arena Games schedule includes four event:
- February 25: Parc Olympique Sports Centre, Montreal, Canada
- March 12: Campus Sursee Sportarena, Sursee, Switzerland
- March 25: Singapore, venue TBA
- April 8: Aquatics Centre, London, UK
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