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2020 World Triathlon Age Group Triathlon and Multisport World Championships
Name Change International Triathlon Union 6th October 2020: The International Triathlon Union has rebranded and will now be referred to as World Triathlon moving forward.Due to the 2020 Covid-19 world health crisis both the 2020 World Triathlon Age Group Triathlon (Edmonton - Canada) and the 2020 World Triathlon Age Group Multisport World Championships (Almere - Netherlands) have had to be cancelled.
Due to the event cancellations Triathlon Australia will not be selecting any Triathlon Australia age group athlete to either the 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team or the 2020 Australian Age Group Multisport Team.
2020 WORLD TRIATHLON AGE GROUP WORLD TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Venue: Edmonton, Canada - Cancelled
Events: Sprint Distance Triathlon (DRAFT LEGAL), Standard Distance Triathlon (NON DRAFTING) - Cancelled
Official Event Organisers Statement - Cancellation 2020 World Triathlon Age Group Triathlon World Championships - Edmonton, Canada (24th April 2020)
Edmonton Grand Final to not take place in 2020
With the health and safety of our athletes and community our top priority, and based on the directive from Alberta Canada’s chief medical officer of health, the organisers of the 2020 World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton are announcing that the Grand Final that was scheduled for August 17-23, in Edmonton, Alberta will unfortunately not take place in 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 meters 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 frontline workers and those affected by this global crisis.
2020 world triathlon AGE GROUP WORLD MULTISPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Venue: Almere, Netherlands - Cancelled
2020 World Triathlon Age Group Multisport World Championships Events:
Sprint Distance Duathlon (Draft Legal) (5km run, 20km cycle, 2.5km run) - Cancelled
Standard Distance Duathlon (10km run, 40km cycle, 5km run) - Cancelled
Cross Triathlon (1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike ride, 8km) - Cancelled
Aquathlon (1km swim, 5km run) - Cancelled
Aquabike (3km swim, 120km cycle) - Cancelled
Long Distance Triathlon (3.km swim, 120km cycle, 30km run) - Cancelled
Official Event Organisers Statement - Cancellation 2020 World Triathlon Age Group Multisport World Championships - Almere, Netherlands (28th May 2020)
During a World Triathlon Board meeting held this Thursday, the Executive Board approved the postponement of the Multisport World Championships, due to be hosted in Almere (The Netherlands) from September 4 to September 13, 2020. The event will now take place in 2021, with dates to be confirmed at a later stage. The Multisport World Championships in Townsville (Australia) will subsequently move to 2022, while Ibiza (Spain) will now host the event in 2023.
World Triathlon wants to thank the three organizing committees and their respective National Federations and local governments for their flexibility and willingness to accommodate the new dates, in order to minimize the impact that the current pandemic will have in the short and medium-term.
“This has not been an easy decision to take for any of us, but considering the situation facing athletes around the world, many of them with insufficient access to training due to lockdown, and with travel restrictions still applying in many countries, we all agreed that the best option for all concerned was to move the events forward by one year”, explained the World Triathlon President and ITU Member, Marisol Casado.
“The local organisers in Almere, Townsville and Ibiza have worked tirelessly with our staff to continue with all the preparations, and exploration of the best options for the future. This agreement between us all will ensure that we can provide events in the next three years with the excellence and success that we have enjoyed on previous occasions – perfect scenario for athletes, friends and family to enjoy 10 days of multisport and triathlon at its best”, she said.
Richard Belderok, Almere Multisport World Championships Race Director, said: “For us it’s obviously very sad that we cannot celebrate our 40th anniversary with the ITU World Championships. Together with thousands of athletes we have been looking forward to this all year round. Nevertheless, we are more than happy to welcome everyone next year as we will organise the 2021 ITU Multisport World Championships from September 3 to September 12. For 2020 we still aim to organise a regular race, if possible due to the COVID-19 situation”.
2021, 2022 and 2023 World Triathlon Age Group Multisport World Championships Date and Venue Changes:
Due to the Covid-19 global health crisis World Triathlon has decided to postpone the 2020 World Triathlon Age Group Multisport World Championships which were to be held in Almere, Netherlands from the 4th of September to the 13th of September 2020. World Triathlon has moved the 2020 Almere Multisport event to the year 2021 with a date to be the 3rd to the 12th of September 2021.
2021 World Triathlon Age Group Multisport World Championships Townsville, Australia has been moved by World Triathlon to a date to be confirmed in 2022.
2022 World Triathlon Age Group Multisport World Championships Ibiza has been moved by World Triathlon to a date to be confirmed in 2023.