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Schedule announced for Townsville 2021 ITU Multisport Championships


The dates for the 2021 ITU Multisport World Championships and the ten day event schedule has been announced, with the City of Townsville to host more than 8,000 local and international multisport athletes and supporters between Friday 6 August – Sunday 15 August 2021.

The fifth edition of the ITU Multisport World Championships will comprise once again five World Championships, with contenders racing in sprint and standard Duathlon, Cross Triathlon, Aquathon, Aqua bike, Long Distance Triathlon and Mixed Team Relay.

The ITU Multisport World Championships are going to be an outstanding event that will have significant benefits for Townsville and the local region.

Managing Director, Dave Beeche

The ITU Multisport World Championships, a partnership between The City of Townsville, Tourism and Events Queensland, IRONMAN Group Oceania, Triathlon Australia and Townsville Enterprise, will be the biggest sporting event ever to be held in Townsville.

IRONMAN Group Oceania has been trusted with delivering the high profile event and Managing Director, Dave Beeche said the 2021 ITU Multisport World Championships would be an event to remember. “Since the ITU Multisport World Championships debuted three years ago it has quickly grown into one of the most popular and diverse events. There is something for every athlete and we look forward to producing a Multisport World Championships that is truly memorable and introducing the City of Townsville to athletes, families and friends from all over the globe.”

Townsville, Australia

“The ITU Multisport World Championships are going to be an outstanding event that will have significant benefits for Townsville and the local region. Now the dates have been announced, everyone is urged to mark them in their diaries,” he said.

ITU President and IOC member Marisol Casado said it is a great pleasure for us to return to Australia for one of the ITU’s greatest events, the Multisport World Championships. “With three editions of this event already completed – Penticton in Canada; Fyn in Denmark, Pontevedra in Spain, and one more coming up in Almere, the Netherlands, we can say from experience that combining these five World Championships in a week of triathlon, is the perfect scenario for athletes, spectators, sponsors and media, and the impact that has on a region is fabulous.”

“I am one hundred per cent convinced that with the incredible set up of Townsville, the love and support for triathlon in all the region and the fantastic team that is delivering the event the 2021 ITU Multisport World Championships will be one for the history books,” she said.

Triathlon Australia CEO Miles Stewart welcomed the announcement of dates for the Multisport World Championships following the overwhelming feedback from the triathlon community on the event. “It’s a question that our triathlon community has been anticipating since the announcement to lock into their calendars and start preparation to qualify through the nominated events next season. We’re confident this will be the largest Australian team to contest the ITU Multisport World Championships.”


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Jimmy Archer

Founder and Editor at DirtTRI.com. Jimmy has been a professional athlete for over 18 years as a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, cross country skier, and primarily, triathlete. Jimmy has a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach. Jimmy became a freelance writer in 2000 while competing and covering the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship. Since that time Jimmy has been head editor at two magazines, been published in numerous publications within the endurance sport, recreation, and travel segments. Currently Jimmy is competing professionally in off-road multisport. In his spare time Jimmy passionately follows Formula 1, Moto GP, and is an avid cook.

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