Countdown to AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds with 100 days to go


Thursday 3 March marks 100 days to go until AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds which will bring the world’s best triathletes to the city for the sixth time in June this year.

Jess Learmonth, Tokyo 2020 gold medallist, said: “Leeds is my home race and one of my favourites. To have family and friends, as well as spectators cheering you on is a great feeling and really spurs you on.

“When you see the countdowns like 100 days to go it helps to build the excitement for me knowing it’s back again this year, and I’m sure it’s the same for everyone taking part no matter what race they’re in.”

Andy Salmon, British Triathlon CEO, said: “AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds is always a highlight of the year for me because it brings together the swim, bike, run community for a great weekend of activity.

“With the event now 100 days away, it’s a great time to enter and get involved with plenty of time still to go to train, but also opportunities to sign up to volunteer or spectate.

“Roundhay Park is a stunning setting and I’m already looking forward to what 11 and 12 June has in store.”

Councillor Jonathan Pryor, deputy leader and executive member for economy, culture and education, said:  “The World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds creates a fantastic buzz and atmosphere in the city and we are excited for it to return in just 100 days. 

“This event has developed a fantastic reputation internationally over the past 6 years and we are proud to showcase Leeds once again as one of the best cities for sport.

“We hope as many people as possible get involved this year, whether that’s by signing up to a race or coming along to Roundhay Park to spectate.”

Last year’s World Triathlon Championship Series race in Leeds saw Alex Yee win gold in the men’s race, while Jess Learmonth and Sophie Coldwell took silver and bronze respectively in the women’s race.

This year sees a change in the format of the weekend to see elite sprint and mixed relay racing take place on 11 and 12 June in Roundhay Park, with open participation races once again welcoming thousands of entrants to take part in swim, bike, run.

More information about the races taking place and the routes through the park is available on the event website here.

Great Britain won gold in Tokyo in mixed relay triathlon, with AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds being the first time to see the format in Britain since the Games. It will also be the last time before the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games that the world’s best triathletes will compete on British soil.

Grandstand tickets are now also on sale for the elite racing on each day. The grandstand will provide a great location from which to view the transition area and finish line for the elite action. Find out more and secure your seats here.

As well as a double-header of elite racing, thousands of participants will once again take part in the event with a variety of opportunities to take part in the different distances on offer. 

Through GO TRI, sprint, standard and relay race options enable entrants to choose a distance that works for them, with participants from a variety of backgrounds and sporting experiences taking part each year.

TriStar and Youth races will provide 11-17 year old’s with the chance to be part of the race weekend, with all races culminating at the same finish line. 

Away from swim, bike, run, volunteering opportunities are open for registration, providing a range of roles to get involved with throughout the event. These vary from route marshals and spectator services to elite athlete support and media volunteers.

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