World Triathlon has confirmed that Bermuda will once again host a leg of the World Triathlon Championship Series in 2022, with some of the best triathletes in the world competing on the island on 5-6 November.
World Triathlon’s Executive Board approved the proposal from Bermuda to once again host an event of triathlon’s top-tier racing, the World Triathlon Championship Series.
This followed previous events held on the island in 2018 and 2019 and following the disappointment of the country having to cancel the planned 2021 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships due to the impact of the pandemic last October.
Both the 2018 and 2019 MS Amlin World Triathlon Series (WTS) events reportedly generated overall economic impacts of US$4.4 million and US$4.7 million respectively for the Bermuda economy, along with double those amounts in projected future tourism, according to PwC. Local participation in children’s and national triathlons were also legacy benefits of the events.
Marisol Casado, World Triathlon President and IOC member, said “We are delighted to return to Bermuda in 2022, and I am sure that the races will be even more special than the ones we have held there before, with the current – and Bermuda’s first ever – Olympic Champion, Flora Duffy, having the opportunity of racing at home, cheered on by all the Bermudian people who have always been so connected and supportive of triathlon.
“To host a race of this level again on the island shows the dedication and commitment of the national federation, the local government, the organisers and all the sponsors with growing the sport of triathlon, and I am sure that all the triathletes will love being back in Bermuda next autumn.”
The 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series calendar will kick-off in May in Yokohama. It then moves to Leeds, Montreal, Hamburg and Chengdu before heading to Bermuda in early November.
Abu Dhabi will host the 2022 World Triathlon Championship Finals on 24-26 November, where the 2022 World Champions in the Elite, U23 and Para categories will be crowned.