World Triathlon will hold yet another world championship in Spain next year – the beautiful tourist town of Malaga in Andalucia will host the World Triathlon Championship Finals. The event is the “crown jewel” of World Triathlon’s championship events and will serve as the final event for the Elite, U23, Junior and Para triathlon competitors. The race will also serve as the Mixed Relay World Championships for U23/ Juniors. For age group competitors the race will host the world championships for standard and sprint distance, along with the mixed relay.
“Awarding the 24 Championship Finals to Malaga means a lot for the International Federation and also for me, personally,” said World Triathlon President and IOC Member, Marisol Casado. “The commitment from the Spanish Federation to our sport, elevating the organisation of top level triathlon events is just outstanding, and words cannot express how thankful we all are for their commitment. The location is just perfect, with warm temperatures, an incredible venue, and a course right through the heart of the city, one of Europe’s best tourist destinations. I am truly convinced that the experience for athletes, volunteers and fans from all over the world will be one to remember.”
Spain just hosted the World Multisport Championships in Ibiza, will host the worlds next year in Malaga, and will host the World Multisport Championships again in Pontevedra in 2025. Oh, and there’s also this year’s World Triathlon Championship Finals in Pontevedra, too!
On the fence about trying to attend the event in Malaga next year? Here are some shots we took while attending an event in Malaga for Asics last year: