OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES
2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team (Edmonton- Canada)
International Triathlon Union and Edmonton Organising Committee Statement (25th April 2020):
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw clarified this Thursday, saying: "mass gathering restrictions currently in place also apply to all summer events or festivals in Alberta. Those restrictions prohibit gatherings of more than 15 people and require people gathered in groups of fewer than 15 to maintain a distance of two metres from one another".
The Edmonton organisers, Triathlon Canada and World Triathlon want to share their deep disappointment that this event will not be able to take place as planned, despite all efforts from all the parties involved, but absolutely understand that the current global situation with the COVID-19 outbreak make it impossible for the event to happen at this stage.
World Triathlon, along with the Edmonton Organising Committee, the City of Edmonton and all stakeholders and the community partners will continue to work closely together to find new options for the event to take place in the future, when it is safe to do so.
Our hearts and thoughts remain with our many front line workers and those affected by this global crisis.
Triathlon Australia Statement (27th of April 2020):
It was with a heavy heart that Triathlon Australia notified 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team applicants that the 2020 International Triathlon Union Age Group Triathlon World Championships which were to occur in August in Edmonton, Canada had to be cancelled. Due to the cancellation of this event Triathlon Australia is unable to select a team to attend this 2020 International Triathlon Union Age Group World Triathlon Championships.
Triathlon Australia understands the effort and sacrifice each 2020 Australian age group team applicant has made across the 2019-2020 triathlon domestic seasons to reach this point. Due to these unprecedented times Triathlon Australia will be offering 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team applicants (Sprint Distance Triathlon – Draft Legal and Standard Distance Triathlon) an automatic selection onto the 2021 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team (Bermuda) into the individual distances which they had applied for the 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team (Edmonton). Automatic selection will need to be validated by 2020 age group team applicants and this process will be outlined in the 2021 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team (Bermuda) Selection Policy.
As an organisation Triathlon Australia would like to thank 2020 Australian Age Group Team applicants for there patience and calmness during these incredibly challenging times. Triathlon Australia looks forward to seeing Australian age group athletes on the start line in Bermuda at the 2021 International Triathlon Union Age Group Triathlon World Championships.
2020 INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON UNION AGE GROUP WORLD TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Venue: Edmonton, Canada - Cancelled
2020 International Triathlon Union Age Group Triathlon World Championships Events:
Sprint Distance Triathlon (Draft Legal) - (750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run) - Cancelled
Standard Distance Triathlon - (1.5km swim, 40km cycle, 10km run) - Cancelled