World Triathlon Executive Board approves first events of 2024 calendar
With the current season still set to deliver plenty of blockbuster racing, the World Triathlon Executive Board met ahead of the 2023 Championship Finals Pontevedra to approve the first races on the 2024 calendar.
In what will be a huge year with all eyes on the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the qualification periods for both will see crucial opportunities for points, WTCS Cagliari and WTPS Montreal marking the end of the Olympic and Paralympic periods respectively.
The 2024 World Triathlon Championship Series will begin once more in Abu Dhabi in March, with the weekend’s schedule including a Mixed Relay and Para Cup. The Olympic-distance challenges of WTCS Yokohama and WTCS Cagliari return ahead of the sprint-distance WTCS Hamburg in mid-July, also with a Mixed Relay. The venue of the 2024 Mixed Relay World Championships will be decided in the coming weeks.
WTCS Montreal will take place in September, also sprint distance and with a Mixed Relay ahead of the Finals in the Spanish beach city of Malaga in October.
Samarkand, Uzbekistan will make its debut as a World Cup and Para Cup host city in May, and newer venues on the circuit such as the Italian capital Rome, Tangier in Morocco, Vina Del Mar in Chile and the Brazilian capital Brasilia also return to the calendar.
Lievin will host the first Indoor World Cup at the end of March. The purpose-built venue in the north of France comprises an indoor pool built inside a running track, its inclusion on the World Cup circuit for the first time giving World Ranking points only.
The 2024 edition of the World Triathlon Multisport Championships heads to Townsville, Australia, in August for ten-days of World Championship action.
With more to be confirmed in the coming weeks, here are the dates already confirmed for 2024:
Olympic and Paralympic Games
30, 31 July & 5 August – Paris 2024 Olympic Games1-2 September – Paris 2024 Paralympic Games
2024 World Triathlon Championship Series:
2-3 March – WTCS Abu Dhabi, UAE (Sprint distance & Mixed Relay)11 May – WTCS Yokohama, JPN (Standard distance)25-26 May – WTCS Cagliari, ITA (Standard distance)13-14 Jul – WTCS Hamburg, GER (Sprint distance & Mixed Relay)14-15 September – WTCS Montreal, CAN (Sprint distance & Mixed Relay)17-20 October – World Triathlon Championship Finals Malaga, ESP (Standard distance)
3 March – WTCS Abu Dhabi, UAE19 May – Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Event Huatulco, MEX14 July – WTCS Hamburg, GER15 Sept – WTCS Montreal, CAN
World Triathlon Cup:
9-10 March – New Plymouth (NZL) – Sprint30 March – Lievin (FRA) – Indoor17-19 May – Samarkand (UZB) – Standard17-19 May – Huatulco (MEX) – Sprint7-8 September – Karlovy Vary (CZE) – Standard21-22 September – Valencia (ESP) – Sprint5-6 October – Rome (ITA) – Sprint12-13 October – Tangier (MAR) – Sprint26-27 October – Brasilia (BRA) – Standard2-3 November – Vina del Mar (CHI) – Sprint9-10 November – Miyazaki (JPN) – Sprint
2-3 March – Para Cup Abu Dhabi, UAE16-17 March – WTPS Devonport, AUS11 May – WTPS Yokohama, JPN18-19 May – Para Cup Samarkand, UZB15-16 June – Para Cup Besancon, FRA22-23 June – WTPS Swansea, GBR29-30 June – WTPS Montreal, CAN20-21 July – Para Cup Long Beach, USA17-20 October – World Triathlon Para Championships Malaga, ESP
15-25 August – World Triathlon Multisport Championships Townsville8 Sept – World Triathlon Powerman Long Distance Duathlon Championships Zofingen