Triathlon Australia is pleased to announce Townsville, Queensland, as the next host city for the 2021 ITU Multisport World Championships.
Triathlon Australia CEO Miles Stewart said, “We’re excited to again be hosting another world championship, Australia has previously hosted three Triathlon World Championships and last year the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Townsville will continue the strong tradition of attracting international events to Queensland.”
ITU president and IOC member Marisol Casado said it was a great pleasure to welcome the triathlon family once more in Queensland, heading to the city of Townsville in 2021 for what will be the 5th edition of the Multisport World Championships.
“Over the past years, Australia has become synonymous with the sport, playing host to some truly memorable performances and great champions, staging races the results of which have helped shape the path of entire seasons,” Ms Casado said.
“Once again there will be five World Championship titles up for grabs across the ten days of competition at its best; in duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, aquabike and long-distance triathlon.
“Being able to hold these important races in one fantastic location and all under the banner of one festival has proved to be hugely beneficial for athletes, spectators and media alike, allowing the global ITU family the opportunity to gather together for a true celebration of the sport, and we are extremely excited to head to Townsville in 2021.”