World Triathlon Shares Event Updates
1 Sep, 2020
The International Triathlon Union (World Triathlon) Executive Board has approved some changes on the 2020 calendar. This gives the green light to the Elite, U23, Junior and Paratriathlon World Championships to go ahead in 2020, at the end of the year, with venues and dates to be announced shortly.
The Board also decided the cancellation of the Zofingen Long Distance Duathlon World Championships, the Brasilia, Chengdu, Weihai and Wenzhou Multisport World Cups, as well as the Lianyungang, Dexing and Shantou Asian Cups.
After reviewing the recommendations from the Athletes, Technical and Coaches Committees, and also after consultations with all national federations regarding the convenience of organizing this year’s World Championships for all elite categories, the Executive Board gave the green light for all of them.
The Elite, U23 and Junior 2020 World Championships were planned initially to take place in the Edmonton Grand Final in August, while the Paratriathlon World Championships was first set to take place in Milano in May and then moved to Montreal in June.
World Triathlon is now looking at the best available locations and dates for these races to happen. (The Mixed Relay World Championships is planned to take place in Hamburg, on September 4-5.)