The World Triathlon Multisport Championships will be held in Townsville, Australia, from 15-25 August, 2024. This 12-day event will include 19 World Championship races across five different levels of athletes, making it a massive event for the triathlon community.
What They are Saying:
- World Triathlon President and IOC Member, Marisol Casado, expressed excitement about bringing the event to Australia and said that the country has a great history of hosting World Triathlon events at the best level.
- Triathlon Australia CEO Tim Harradine stated that the countdown to the event is officially on and their Australian athletes are determined to secure their spot on the start line.
- Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said that the city is delighted to welcome the World Triathlon Multisport Championships to their city and that it will be a boost to their economy.
Context: The World Triathlon Multisport Championships made its debut in the World Triathlon calendar in 2017 in Penticton (Canada). This event was followed by successful editions in Fyn (Denmark) in 2018, Pontevedra (Spain) in 2019, and Targu Mures, Romania and Samorin, Slovakia in 2022. The event in 2023 will be held in Ibiza, Spain.
- This event allows athletes to compete in various multisport races, as opposed to electing only one each season.
- Participants can even vie for the Multisport Legend, a title reserved for those who compete in at least five of the events.
- The World Triathlon Multisport Championships will be the first time the event has been held in Australia.
- This event is a major coup for the city of Townsville and a massive vote of confidence in their ability to host world-class sporting events.
- The event is great for the younger generation of athletes as it provides them with a platform to showcase their talents on a global stage.