Pontevedra to host the Multisport Championships for the second time

Photo: World Triathlon/ Wagner Araujo

World Triathlon’s Executive Board has decided to award the Spanish city of Pontevedra the hosting of the 2025 World Triathlon Multisport Championships. This is the second time that the home-town of triathlon legend Javier Gomez Noya will host the event.

In 2023 the event will travel to Ibiza (Spain), while in 2024 the city of Townsville (Australia) will welcome the Multisport Championships.

The Multisport World Championships will see duathlon, cross duathlon, long distance triathlon, aquathlon and cross triathlon world championship racing organised together during a week-long festival.

Pontevedra, the home of five-time World Champion Javier Gomez Noya, is a seasoned host of major triathlon events being the venue of the 2019 Multisport Championships and many Europe Triathlon events. This September, the city will also host the 2023 World Triathlon Championship Finals.

“We are really grateful to return to Pontevedra with another major event, only two years after celebrating this summer’s championships finals and further proof that the city, the Spanish Federation and the local organisers are committed to our sport,” said World Triathlon President Marisol Casado.

“I am absolutely convinced that the combination of their experience in organising events, the welcoming people of Galicia, the stunning setting and the combination of pristine beaches and wonderful nature will once again make the Pontevedra Multisport Championships one to be remembered.”

The World Triathlon Multisport Championships made its debut in the World Triathlon calendar in 2017 in Penticton (Canada). This event was followed by Fyn (Denmark) in 2018 and Pontevedra (Spain) in 2019. The event had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the impact of Covid.

In 2021, it was split in three different locations: Almere (The Netherlands) hosted the Long Distance and Aquabike races, while the Duathlon World Championships were organised in Aviles, Spain, and the Cross Triathlon and Aquathlon World Championships took place in El Anillo, Spain.

The 2022 World Triathlon Multisport Championships were also split, with Targu Mures (Romania) hosting the Duathlon, Cross Triathlon and Cross Duathlon, while the Aquathlon and the Long Distance Triathlon and Aquabike World Championships took place in Samorin, Slovakia.