World Para championships set for Abu Dhabi in November

Photo: World Triathlon/ Delly Carr

The World Triathlon Para Championships will be added to the schedule for the World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi on Nov. 5 and 6, according to a release from World Triathlon today.

“After sadly missing out on the 2020 World Championships due to the pandemic, the world’s best para triathletes will now gather on Yas Island on the first weekend of November, just two months after their incredible performances at the Paralympic races in Tokyo,” World Traithlon reported. “The race format will include nine sport classes of para triathlon competing in six medal events per gender, with 12 World Champions to be crowned in Abu Dhabi. The Para Championships had previously been scheduled to take place in Milan, Italy.”

Abu Dhabi will also host next year’s World Triathlon Para Championships.

There are 110 elite athletes expected to compete in WTCS Abu Dhabi in November and then we’ll see many of those same athletes back a year later for the World Triathlon Championship Finals.

“We are absolutely delighted and grateful to our friends in Abu Dhabi who have stepped up to organize the Para Triathlon World Championships after Italy were unable to host,” said World Triathlon President Marisol Casado. “I know that the last year and a half has been a difficult time for all para triathletes, so bringing them the opportunity of competing at the highest level and for the world titles is great news. To be able to have them taking the stage once more just a few months after the Paralympics will give them extra exposure and engagement that will be valuable for them and our sport.”