World Triathlon Executive Board approves first events of 2024 calendar

Cassandre Beaugrand wins world title Super Sprint (Picture: World Triathlon / insta Beaugrand)

The World Triathlon Executive Board has met ahead of the 2023 World Triathlon Championship Finals in Pontevedra, Spain, to approve the first races on the 2024 calendar.

In what is expected to be a big year for triathlon with eyes on the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the qualification periods for both will see crucial opportunities for elite athletes.

The 2024 World Triathlon Championship Series will begin once more in Abu Dhabi in March, with the weekend’s schedule including a Mixed Relay and Para Cup. The standard-distance challenges of WTCS Yokohama and WTCS Cagliari return ahead of the sprint-distance WTCS Hamburg in mid-July, also with a Mixed Relay.

World Triathlon noted that the venue of the 2024 Mixed Relay World Championships will be decided in the coming weeks.

WTCS Montreal will take place in September, also a sprint distance race and with a Mixed Relay ahead of the World Triathlon Championship Finals in the Spanish beach city of Malaga in October.

Samarkand, in Uzbekistan, will make its debut as a World Cup and Para Cup host city in May, and newer venues on the circuit such as the Italian capital Rome, Tangier in Morocco, Vina Del Mar in Chile and the Brazilian capital Brasilia also return to the calendar.

Lievin will be host of the first Indoor World Cup at the end of March. A purpose-built venue in the north of France comprises an indoor pool built inside a running track, with its inclusion on the World Cup circuit for the first time giving world ranking points only, not Olympic qualification points.

The 2024 edition of the World Triathlon Multisport Championships heads to Townsville, Australia, in August for 10-days of World Championship action.

With more to be confirmed in the coming weeks, the following event dates are confirmed for 2024:

Olympic and Paralympic Games
30, 31 July & 5 August – Paris 2024 Olympic Games
1-2 September – Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

2024 World Triathlon Championship Series
2-3 March – WTCS Abu Dhabi, UAE (Sprint distance & Mixed Relay)
11 May – WTCS Yokohama, JPN (Standard distance)
25-26 May – WTCS Cagliari, ITA (Standard distance)
13-14 Jul – WTCS Hamburg, GER (Sprint distance & Mixed Relay)
14-15 September – WTCS Montreal, CAN (Sprint distance & Mixed Relay)
17-20 October – World Triathlon Championship Finals Malaga, ESP (Standard distance)

Mixed Relay
3 March – WTCS Abu Dhabi, UAE
19 May – Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Event Huatulco, MEX
14 July – WTCS Hamburg, GER
15 Sept – WTCS Montreal, CAN

World Triathlon Cup
9-10 March – New Plymouth (NZL) – Sprint
30 March – Lievin (FRA) – Indoor
17-19 May – Samarkand (UZB) – Standard
17-19 May – Huatulco (MEX) – Sprint
7-8 September – Karlovy Vary (CZE) – Standard
21-22 September – Valencia (ESP) – Sprint
5-6 October – Rome (ITA) – Sprint
12-13 October – Tangier (MAR) – Sprint
26-27 October – Brasilia (BRA) – Standard
2-3 November -– Vina del Mar (CHI) – Sprint
9-10 November – Miyazaki (JPN) – Sprint

2-3 March – Para Cup Abu Dhabi, UAE
16-17 March – WTPS Devonport, AUS
11 May – WTPS Yokohama, JPN
18-19 May – Para Cup Samarkand, UZB
15-16 June – Para Cup Besancon, FRA
22-23 June – WTPS Swansea, GBR
29-30 June – WTPS Montreal, CAN
20-21 July – Para Cup Long Beach, USA
17-20 October – World Triathlon Para Championships Malaga, ESP

15-25 August – World Triathlon Multisport Championships Townsville, AUS
8 September – World Triathlon Powerman Long Distance Duathlon Championships Zofingen, SUI