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Looking ahead to the Pontevedra ITU Multisport World Championships

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World class fields of multisport athletes are inbound to the north-west of Spain to contest across five ITU World Championships.

The schedule includes duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, aquabike and long distance triathlon as the combined World Multisport Championships are held for a third successive year following previous outings at Penticton, Canada (2017) and Fyn, Denmark (2018).

Nearly 4,000 athletes will represent 52 countries and regions across 27 April - 4 May 2019, with the 927 competing athletes set to star for Great Britain forming the largests team of any nation. With 15% of athletes lining up for the World Championships over 60 years of age and the youngest competitor being only 16 years old, it proves the diversity of community able to compete at this level, and with the Great Britain Age-Group team acheiving a medal haul of 119 (including 37 gold) in 2018 we look forward to following the personal successes of each athlete across the 10 days.

Lesley Paterson won the Cross Triathlon title in 2018 at Fyn, Denmark.

In the elite races newly crowned British Duathlon champion Olivia Matthews is in action on the opening weekend of the championships, taking on the best in the world over the same format, whilst a few days later 2018 World Cross Triathlon gold and silver medallists Lesley Paterson and Nicole Walters will battle it out with another former World Cross Triathlon medallist in Jacqueline Slack (Penticton 2017). Full elite representative can be seen below.

British Elite Teams

Duathlon (27-28 April)

Male: Philip Wylie, Liam Lloyd, Adrian Howden (PTS4)

Female: Olivia Matthews

Cross Triathlon (30 April)

Male: Doug Hall, Will Crudgington (U23)

Female: Lesley Paterson, Nicole Walters, Jacqueline Slack, Megan Mcdonald (U23)

Aquathlon (2 May)

Male: Liam Lloyd, Iain Dawson (PTVI)

Female: Nicole Walters

Long Distance (4 May)

Female: Sophie Bubb

Aquabike (4 May)

Age-Group only

Full Start Lists

 

Event Coverage via TriathlonLIVE

The ten days from Saturday 27 April through to the 4 May are set to provide race fans with streaming live on ITU’s new-look platform. The duathlon launches the festival with the elite races at 2.30pm (BST), followed by the cross triathlon elites on 30 April and Aquathlon on 2 May, and finally the long distance triathlon world titles at 7am (BST) on 4 May, the same time and day as the aquabike races.

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