It’s a weekend where world titles will be decided in IRONMAN, middle distance duathlon and the first ever esports triathlon world champions crowned, with British triathletes hoping to receive their crowning moments.
Here’s what to look out for this weekend including the Arena Games Triathlon Finals Singapore powered by Zwift, IRONMAN World Championships and World Triathlon Powerman Middle Distance Duathlon Championships Viborg…
Arena Games Triathlon Finals Singapore powered by Zwift (6-7 May)
After two opening rounds of action in Munich and London, the Arena Games Triathlon Series powered by Zwift is set-up for a spectacular Grand Final in Singapore where British triathletes have the chance of being crowned the first ever esports triathlon world champions.
Beth Potter, Jess Learmonth, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee are all in contention to claim the World Championship titles this weekend (6-7 May) with nine British triathletes competing in Singapore, where all three disciplines will take place outdoors.
The heats took place on Friday morning with the fastest two in each heat advancing straight through to Saturday’s final with the remaining athletes battling it out in Saturday’s repechage to qualify for the final later in the day (women’s final – 09:15 BST; men’s final – 10:30 BST).
Heat winners Sian Rainsley and Learmonth progressed straight through to the women’s final, along with Potter and Taylor-Brown. In the men’s heats, Alex also booked his place in the final, while Gordon Benson, Dan Dixon, Harry Leleu and Cameron Main will compete in the repechages for a place in the final.
IRONMAN World Championships (7 May)
There will be British podium hopes this weekend when the delayed 2021 IRONMAN World Championships are held, 938 days since the last IRONMAN world champions were crowned over the full distance.
Over 100 British triathletes will be competing in St. George including seven athletes in the pro races where the IRONMAN world champions will be crowned over the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run distance.
Five British women are on the start list for the women’s pro race including Katrina Matthews and Ruth Astle, while double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee and David McNamee will line-up in the men’s event.
The pro men will start first at 13:15 (BST) on Saturday (7 May), followed by the pro women five minutes later. The race will be broadcast live by IRONMAN via Facebook and YouTube.
World Triathlon Powerman Middle Distance Duathlon Championships Viborg (7 May)
Over 70 age group athletes will represent the Great Britain Age-Group Team at the World Triathlon Powerman Middle Distance Duathlon Championships in Viborg, Denmark on Saturday (7 May).
The World Championships come just four weeks after the European Championships were held in Alsdorf, Germany, where the GB Age-Group Team returned with 16 medals including six golds.
The team competing in Viborg includes European champions Lizzie Rawson (female 25-29), Ben Goodfellow (male 25-29) and Mick Anglim (male 75-79) who will all be looking to add the world title to the European gold they won last month.
Alongside the age group racing, where there will be British representation in the majority of age groups, Ben Price, Liam Lloyd and British standard distance duathlon champion Matthew Nelson will compete in the elite men’s race.
IRONMAN 70.3 Alcudia-Mallorca
The IRONMAN World Championships is not the only IRONMAN event taking place this weekend with a number of British triathletes travelling to Mallorca for IRONMAN 70.3 Alcudia-Mallorca.
Lining-up in the pro men’s race will be Thomas Davis, George Goodwin, Brett Halliwell, Andrew Horsfall-Turner, Will Munday, Harry Palmer, Luke Pollard, James Scott-Farrington and James Teagle.
Olivia Mitchell will make her first 70.3 pro start in Mallorca in the women’s pro race with Tara Grosvenor also on the start list.