Australian Age Group Team announced for 2024 World Triathlon Championships

20 May 2024

AusTriathlon is thrilled to announce the Age Group Team selected to represent Australia at the 2024 World Triathlon Age Group Championships in Torremolinos-Andalucia.

The team consist of 112 athletes who will compete across Sprint, Standard, Mixed Relay, and Aquabike events from October, 17-20.

Among the athletes selected is AusTriathlon, World Triathlon and Sports Australia Hall of Famer, Michellie Jones AM.

Widely considered as the sports of triathlon’s most decorates athletes, Jones is a two-time World Triathlon Champion, the 2006 IRONMAN World Champion, Olympic silver medalist, and Paralympic gold medalist.

Torremolinos-Andalucia will mark Jones’s fifth appearance on the Australia Age Group team, having previously competed in 2014, 2017, 2019, and 2023. Notably, she clinched the World Triathlon Age Group Sprint Championship in the 45-49 female category in 2014 and 2017.

This year, she will participate in both the Sprint and Standard Championships, as well as serving as a member of one of the six Mixed Relay teams.

A group of 27 athletes from the 2024 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team are also set to represent Australia at the 2024 World Triathlon Multisport World Championships Townsville in August

These include father and son duo Ian and Kye Robinson, Frank McShane, father of dual-Commonwealth Games representative and Paris 2024 hopeful Charlotte McShane, and Phillip Hermitage – who will be racing to be crowned the World Triathlon Multisport Legend in Townsville.

Remarkably, Townsville will mark Hermitage’s 22nd, and Torremolinos-Andalucia his 23rd, appearance at an Age Group World Championships.

Alongside the 112-strong Australian Age Group Team, national squads will contend the World Triathlon Junior Championships, World Triathlon Under 23 Championships, World Triathlon Para Championships, and the elite-level World Triathlon Championships Finals for both men and women, sets the stage for a strong Australian presence in Spain.

Racing begins on Thursday, 17 October with the men’s and women’s World Triathlon Under 23 Championship titles at stake, as well as the first Age Group event: the World Triathlon Age Group Sprint Championships.

On Friday, 18 October, the second day of the Championship Finals, the World Triathlon Para Championships will take place featuring the best para triathletes on the planet, alongside the men’s and women’s World Triathlon Junior Championships.

The title-deciding women’s World Triathlon Championship Finals is scheduled for Saturday, 19 October, in addition to the World Triathlon Age Group Standard Championships and World Triathlon Age Group Aquabike Championships.

On the last day of competition, 20 October, the World Triathlon Mixed Relay Under 23 and Junior Championships, the World Triathlon Mixed Relay Para Championships and the World Triathlon Mixed Relay Age Group Championships, and the title-deciding men’s World Triathlon Championship Finals all take place.

To view the full Australian Age Group Team for the 2024 World Triathlon Age Group Championships, click here.

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