World Triathlon Series returns to Australia’s Gold Coast

Gold Coast served as the first Grand Final World Championship race for the ITU World Triathlon Series when the WTS first began back in 2009. That meant the race was the first World Championships which saw the world titles won over the course of the season in lieu of a one-day hit out race. With 70km of coastline, the “surfer’s paradise” is also the perfect location for a triathlon. This weekend will see not only the elites compete, but also offers three different triathlons for athletes of all ages and abilities to get involved in the sport.

Click here for the women’s preview

2009 Women’s Podium

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Credit: Delly Carr
2009 Men’s Podium – Credit: Delly Carr

Elite Women
Saturday 11 April – 11:06am UTC/GMT +10 Click here for the time in your area
Elite Men
Saturday 11 April – 16:06pm UTC/GMT+10 Click here for the time in your area 


Click here for the women’s start list
Click here for the men’s start list

$150,000 USD (equal for men & women)  

Follow all the events live with timing and text updates, at and on twitter at @triathlonlive. Below is a media login to watch the races for media use only.  

Shawn Smith

A cyclist and tech geek at heart with a passion for new shiny things and a huge appetite for triathlon. I spend most of my time between managing two of Australia's best triathletes and a traditional corporate life.