It’s a busy week as the ITU Multisport World Championships start on Friday in Denmark with age group and elite standard distance duathlon events. The event stretches over ten days, culminating in the ITU Long Distance World Championships. There’s also exiting World Cup racing in Hungary, a qualifier for the Youth Olympics, IRONMAN racing, Super Tri and lots more.
2018 Fyn ITU Multisport World Championships
Demark hosts the ITU Multisport World Championships. This format worked well in Canada last summer, successfully bringing together Age Group and elite athletes in a variety of formats including Duathlon, ITU Cross, Aquathlon, and Long Distance.
Mark Buckingham and Adam Bowden should have good chances in Friday’s ITU Duathlon World Championships and Matt Willis has a shot at the junior world title on following his win at the ETU Junior Cup in Holten on Saturday. Paratriathlete Mark Conway will be competing over four different races and Rio paratriathlon guide, Nicole Waters, races with high prospects in the Cross Triathlon along with previous world champion, Lesley Paterson.
Gill Fullen, who has overcome breast cancer, sets the standard that other age-group athletes aspire to. She could win two world titles this week. Read more about her here.
Elite Women: Hannah Cross, Sarah Lewis, Lesley Paterson, Chloe Pollard (U23), Georgina Schwiening, Jacqueline Slack, Laura Smith (U23), Nicole Walters
2018 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup
One of the highlights of the ITU World Cup circuit, Tiszaujvaros (Hungary) has attracted some high-profile athletes to race over the semi-final and finals format. Sophie Coldwell, Lucy Hall, India Lee have good chances in the elite women’s race.
Chris Perham races again after winning his first international medal last weekend in Holten. The race can be impacted by extremely high temperatures and will undoubtedly feature a non-wetsuit swim.
Elite Men: Sam Dickinson, Chris Perham, Jack Willis
2018 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup
Junior triathletes also race over the two-race format in the ETU Cup. Erica Byram will be representing Great Britain in her second ETU race of her career.
2018 Banyoles ETU Triathlon European YOG Qualifier
British athletes take part in another phase of Youth Olympic Games qualification following the first phase at the Blenheim Triathlon. Successful athletes will be nominated to Team GB for potential selection to go to the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games in October.
Youth Men: Noah Canby, Daniel Dixon, Calum Young, Luke Van Oudshoorn
Youth Women: Isabel Atkins, Heather Barnes, Libby Coleman, Freya Thomson
IRONMAN European Championship Frankfurt
Joe Skipper was fourth at Challenge Roth last weekend and is on the start list for another huge German race this weekend at IRONMAN Frankfurt. Back-to-back long-distance racing is not something that many are capable of within the space of a week, but as his Twitter handle suggests, Joe is ‘no average Joe’. The race is likely to be dominated by German stars including former Olympian and multiple world champion, Jan Frodeno.
Elite athletes: Joe Skipper
Abbie Williams, Kate Gallagher and Cameron Main are a few of the junior triathletes heading to Windsor on Saturday. Youth athletes will also be competing in their respective races.
Find out more about the event, please visit here.
To learn about the Youth and Junior Super Series, please visit here.
British Age Group Middle Distance Triathlon Championships
The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle welcomes Age Group athletes aiming to be named British Age Group Middle Distance Triathlon Champion.
To learn more about the event, visit the event organisers website here.
Worthing Triathlon holds the last chance for Age Group athletes to qualify for the ETU Sprint Distance Triathlon 2019 to be held next year.
For more info, visit the event organisers page here.