The 2017 Penticton ITU Multisport World Championships kicks off today as over 3,000 athletes from across the globe have arrived in Penticton, Canada to compete in five different World Champion Multisport events over the course of 10 days. With sport categories ranging from elites to age group racers, 41 nations will be represented across the board with the United States, Canada and Great Britain leading with the most athletes.
ABOUT THE RACE:
The 2017 Penticton ITU Multisport World Championship Festival is a 10-day event with 5 World Championship races and a first of its kind event. Each race will consist of various categories such as Elite, U23, Junior, ParaTriathlon, Age Group and Open Wave. Penticton 2017 will host National Triathlon Federations from up to 50 countries including Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Spain and many more.
When: August 18-27, 2017
What: The first ever of it’s kind, The 2017 Penticton ITU Multisport World Championship Festival is a 10-day event with five World Championship races:
• Duathlon (Run/Bike/Run) on Saturday 19th except Para Duathlon on Monday 21th
• Aquathlon (Swim/Run) on Friday 25th
• Cross Triathlon (Swim/ Mountain Bike/ Trail Run) on Wednesday 23th
• Long Course Triathlon (Swim/ Bike/ Run) on Sunday 27th
• Aquabike (Swim/ Bike) on Sunday 27th
Each race will consist of various categories such as Elite, U23, Junior, ParaTriathlon, Age Group and Open Wave.
Where: Penticton, BC, Canada
Who: 3,002 athletes are representing 41 countries across the globe to compete in the inaugural event. USA will have the largest participation with 1,016 competitors lining the starting fields, while CAN has 930 and Great Britain has 308. Other nations racing include: AUS, BRA, JPN and NZL.
Male: 1795 (59.8%), Women: 1207 (40.2%)
238 different athletes will compete in more than one event during the Festival, while one man, Karsten Olsen (DEN), is the singular person to be signed up to race in five different World Championship events.
Ages range from the youngest athlete competing at 15 years old, to the oldest out on the course at 89 years old!
Distances and Courses:
Aquathlon – 1km Swim, 5km Run
Standard Duathlon – 10km Run, 40.5 Bike, 5km Run
Sprint Duathlon - 5km Run, 20km Bike, 2.5 Run
Aquabike – 3km Swim, 120km Bike
Cross Triathlon – 1.5km Swim, 31km Bike, 8km Run
Long Distance Triathlon – 3km Swim, 120km Bike, 30km Run
Click here for Elite Duathlon start list
Click here for Elite Cross Triathlon start list
Click here for Elite Aquathlon start list
Click here for Elite Long Distance Triathlon start list
Click here for Age Group Aquabike start list
$200,000 USD (equally distributed between men and women)
Long Distance Triathlon: 80,000 USD
Duathlon: 60,000 USD
Cross Triathlon: 38,000 USD
Aquathlon: 7,000 USD
Live updates and live timing from #Penticton2017 will be available onrace days at triathlon.org/live,and at @triathlonlive and@ITUMultisport on Twitter. The Long Distance WorldChampionships will have limited live streaming available on our Facebook page and at Penticton2017.com
Elite Duathlon - 10km Run (4 laps), 40.5km Bike (5laps), 5km Run (2 laps)
Elite Cross Triathlon - 1.5km Swim, 31km Bike, 8km Run
Elite Aquathlon - 1km Swim, 5km Run
Elite Long Distance - 3km Swim, 120km Bike, 30km Run (3laps)
Age Group Aquabike - 3km Swim, 120km Bike
Click here for full course maps
Elite Duathlon - Saturday19 August - 11:15 -7 UTC/GMT Click here for time in your area
Elite Cross Triathlon - Wednesday 23 August -07:00 -7 UTC/GMT Click here for time in your area
Elite Aquathlon - Friday 25 August - 08:15 -7 UTC/GMT Click here for time in your area
Elite Long Distance Triathlon - Sunday 27 August - 06:20-7 UTC/GMT Click here for time in your area
Age Group Aquabike - Sunday 27 August - 06:51 -7 UTC/GMTClick here for time in your area