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Abu Dhabi to host the 2026 World Triathlon Multisport Championships, Edmonton takes 2027-edition

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The World Triathlon Executive Board has actually chosen to award the 2026 World Triathlon Multisport Championships to Abu Dhabi, UAE, while the 2027 edition will take a trip to Edmonton, Canada. World Triathlon has actually likewise validated that the 2024 Mixed Relay Championships will be kept in Hamburg throughout the weekend of the World Triathlon Championship Series, and made a couple of additions to the 2024 racing calendar.

“We are thrilled to see the ongoing dedication of Abu Dhabi with our sport,” stated World Triathlon President and IOC member Marisol Casado. “They have actually revealed every year the desire to grow triathlon and to host the world's finest professional athletes in an amazing setting. After years of hosting exceptional WTCS action, it is extremely amazing to understand that the Multisport World Championships will be the next high-level occasion to take advantage of the powerful experience and commitment of Abu Dhabi in addition to Edmonton. And simply ahead of the 2nd ever Olympic Mixed Relay at Paris 2024, we will crown the world champs in the city that has actually ended up being associated with the format, Hamburg.”

“On behalf of Modon, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the UAE Triathlon Federation, the Department of Culture and Tourism, and all Abu Dhabi Stakeholders, we are happy to acknowledge that Abu Dhabi Hudayriyat Island has actually been granted the 2026 World Triathlon Multisport Championship. This acknowledgment acknowledges the strong relationship in between Abu Dhabi and World Triathlon and it is with pleasure that we verify our dedication to provide a great minute of sport in addition to a memorable experience to all professional athletes, individuals, and fans”, stated Bill O'Regan, CEO of Modon.

The world's finest Multisport professional athletes will be all set to “Do North” in 2027, with the Multisport Championships granted to Edmonton. Having actually formerly hosted the Championship Finals 2021 and 2014 and several editions of the Championship Series, the Canadian city has a tested record of hosting high quality occasions that offer first-rate professional athletes and regional audiences a remarkable experience.

The approaching Multisport World Championships will combine duathlon, cross duathlon, long-distance triathlon, long-distance aquabike, aquathlon, and cross triathlon world champion races in a week-long celebration. Over 3,000 professional athletes from all over the world will take pleasure in another celebration of the sport with family and friends, collecting for what has actually ended up being in the ins 2015 among the peak occasions for World Triathlon and the extended triathlon neighborhood.

The World Triathlon Multisport Championships made its launching worldwide Triathlon calendar in 2017 in Penticton, Canada, followed by Fyn, Denmark in 2018, and Pontevedra, Spain in 2019. After the pandemic affected the 2020 occasion, in 2021 the champions were divided throughout 3 various areas: Almere, The Netherlands hosted the Long Distance and Aquabike races, while Aviles, Spain arranged the Duathlon World Championships, and El Anillo, Spain hosted the Cross Triathlon and Aquathlon World Championships.

The 2022 World Triathlon Multisport Championships were likewise divided in between 2 areas, with Targu Mures, Romania hosting Duathlon, Cross Triathlon, and Cross Duathlon, while Samorin, Slovakia hosted the Aquathlon and the Long Distance Triathlon and Aquabike World Championships. In 2023, the occasion was hosted in Ibiza, Spain, while in 2024 the Multisport neighborhood will collect in August in the city of Townsville, Australia. The 2025 Multisport Championships will see world champion racing go back to Pontevedra, Spain.

Blended Relay World Championships

In 2024, the Mixed Relay World Champion title will when again be up for grabs in the format's spiritual home of Hamburg. The Mixed Relay World Championships will be held as part of the 22nd SUZUKI World Triathlon Hamburg powered by HAMBURG WASSER. While the private races of the World Triathlon Championship Series will occur on Saturday 13 July 2024, the combined relay world title will be objected to one day later on (Sunday, 14 July).

This would be the 10th time that Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg hosts the Mixed Relay World Championships– from 2013 to 2020 and in 2023– showing that the quick and furious format fits completely not just with the city, however likewise with the fans and viewers that every year concerned view among the most amazing sporting occasion that occurs in the city.

World Cups

World Triathlon's Executive Board has actually likewise consented to authorize another World Cup to the 2024 calendar, Tongyeong, in Korea, that will host a Standard range race on the weekend of October 26-27.

It has actually likewise been authorized a modification of the date of the 2024 World Triathlon Cup Valencia, at first prepared for 21 September 2024, that will now happen one week previously, on the weekend of 14 September 2024.

World Triathlon Para Cups

World Triathlon is pleased to reveal that 4 World Triathlon Para Cups have actually been contributed to the 2024 racing calendar, 3 of them happening throughout the Paralympic credentials duration.

Yenihesir, in Turkey, will invite Para triathletes from all over the world on April 20, 2024, while Vigo, Spain, home town of Para triathlon super star Susana Rodriguez, will make its launching on the Para circuit hosting a Para Triathlon Cup on 1-2 June.

The Para triathlon circuit will move from there to Taranto, in Italy, for the 2nd edition of the World Triathlon Para Cup that will occur on 8-9 June 2024, still within the Paralympic certification duration.

The last addition to the Para triathlon calendar would be Alhandra, in Portugal, on 12 October 2024, simply a week before the World Triathlon Championship Finals in Malaga that will likewise award this year's Para triathlon world titles.

Here is the present verified calendar for the 2024 World Triathlon race season:

Olympic and Paralympic Games

1-2 September– Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

2024 World Triathlon Championship Series:

11 May– WTCS Yokohama, JPN (Standard range)
25-26 May– WTCS Cagliari, ITA (Standard range)

17-20 October– World Triathlon Championship Finals Malaga, ESP (Standard range)

Blended Relay:

24-25 February– Napier, NZL
9 March– WTCS Abu Dhabi, UAE
19 May– Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Event Huatulco, MEX
14 July– Hamburg, GER World Triathlon Mixed Relay Championships
15 September– WTCS Montreal, CAN

World Triathlon Cup:

24-25 February– Napier (NZL)– Sprint
23-24 March– Hong Kong (HKG)– Sprint
30 March– Lievin (FRA)– Indoor
20-21 April– Wollongong (AUS)– Sprint
29 Apr– Chengdu (CHI)– Standard
17-19 May– Samarkand (UZB)– Standard
17-19 May– Huatulco (MEX)– Sprint
6-7 July– Tiszaujvaros (HUN)– Semifinal/final
7-8 September– Karlovy Vary (CZE)– Standard
14 September– Valencia (ESP)– Sprint
27 September– Weihai (CHN)– Standard
5-6 October– Rome (ITA)– Sprint
12-13 October– Tangier (MAR)– Sprint
26-27 October– Brasilia (BRA)– Standard
26-27 October– Tongyeong (KOR)– Standard
2-3 November– Vina del Mar (CHI)– Sprint
9-10 November– Miyazaki (JPN)– Sprint

Para Triathlon:

8-9 March– Para Cup Abu Dhabi, UAE
16-17 March– WTPS Devonport, AUS
20 April– Para Cup Yenihesir, TUR
11 May– WTPS Yokohama, JPN
18-19 May– Para Cup Samarkand, UZB
1-2 June– Para Cup Vigo, ESP
8-9 June– Para Cup Taranto, ITA
15-16 June– Para Cup Besancon, FRA
22-23 June– WTPS Swansea, GBR
29-30 June– WTPS Montreal, CAN
13-14 July– Para Cup Tata, HUN
20-21 July– Para Cup Long Beach, USA
12 October– Para Cup Alhandra, POR
17-20 October– World Triathlon Para Championships Malaga, ESP


15-25 August– World Triathlon Multisport Championships Townsville
8 Sept– World Triathlon Powerman Long Distance Duathlon Championships Zofingen

Please keep in mind that the above calendar is tentative, with more occasions to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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