Get ready for a revamped 2023 calendar full of action on the blue carpet!
With the 2022 season coming to a thrilling close in Abu Dhabi, the World Triathlon Executive Board has approved the racing calendar for next year. Another exciting World Triathlon Championship Series season is ready to go, one that will start exactly where we left it, in Abu Dhabi, finishing in Spain, with the 2023 Championship Finals Pontevedra in September. Get your calendars ready, here is the list of the dates that you cannot miss
The World Triathlon Championship Series will return to its traditional kick off venue in Abu Dhabi on March 4-5, with stops already approved in Yokohama (Japan) on 13-14 May; Hamburg (Germany) on 15-16 July; Sunderland (UK) on 29-30 July; and will finish with the Championship Finals in Pontevedra, Spain, on September 23-24.
Major additions on next year’s calendar will be Hamburg, as the city hosts the Sprint & Relay World Championships, and the Spanish island of Ibiza the Multisport Championships. Please note that more events will be announced in the coming weeks.
On the World Triathlon Cup calendar, the season will start with a classic destination making its long-awaited return to the circuit, New Plymouth, in New Zealand, in March, followed by a World Cup in Busselton (Australia) in April and another stop of the circuit in Yeongdo (South Korea) the following week. The circuit in 2023 includes classic destinations such as Huatulco (Mexico), Tiszaujvaros (Hungary), Valencia (Spain), Chengdu (China), Arzachena (Italy), Karlovy Vary (CZE), Tongyeong (South Korea) or Miyazaki (Japan) with some new additions to the roaster of cities hosting events, like Bergen (Norway), Vina del Mar (Chile) or Montevideo (Uruguay). Likewise the Championship Series, the World Cup calendar is not yet considered as final.
As for the Para triathlon calendar, after its great success earlier this year, the Welsh city of Swansea will again host a stop of the World Triathlon Para Series, along with Yokohama and Devonport (Australia). For the World Triathlon Para Cups, A Coruña, Long Beach (USA) and Besançon have also been confirmed for the 2023 season. The World Championships of Para Triathlon Will take place during the Championship Finals in Pontevedra (Spain) in September, while the Test Event in Paris in August will showcase a Para Cup event besides the elite individual and Mixed Relay competitions. Further additions are foreseen regarding Para events as well.
Hamburg will host once again the Mixed Relay World Championships, with Sunderland and Paris also hosting Mixed Relay events next year.
On the Multisports calendar, the first stop of the year will be in Norway, with Skeikampen hosting the World Triathlon Winter Championships in March. Ibiza, Spain, will be the host of the next edition of the World Triathlon Multisport Championships.
When it comes to Major Games, Krakow in Poland will host the European Games, while Bali, Indonesia, will be the host city for the 2023 ANOC World Beach Games, with aquathlon part of the programme. Hangzhou, in China, has been confirmed to host the Asian Games in 2023, with the PanAmerican Games taking place in Santiago, Chile in November and the Pacific Games on Solomon Islands at the end of the season.
The host cities of the 2023 Arena Games competition will be jointly announced with Super League Triathlon early December. The circuit is expected to take place between 25 February and 8 April in four venues on three continents every second week. As this year, the Series events will award Continental Cup level World Ranking points, while the Final the same points as a World Cup.
Here are the dates already confirmed:
2023 World Triathlon Championship Series:
3-4 March – Abu Dhabi, UAE (Sprint distance)
13-14 May - Yokohama, JPN (Olympic distance)
15-16 July - Hamburg, GER (Sprint & Mixed Relay World Championships)
29-30 July - Sunderland, GBR (Sprint distance & Mixed Relay)
23-24 September - Pontevedra, ESP (Olympic distance)
15-16 July - Hamburg, GER (Mixed Relay World Championships)
29-30 July - Sunderland, GBR
19-20 August – Paris, FRA – Olympic Distance (Test Event)
Paris 2024 Test Event:
17-20 August – Paris, FRA – Olympic Distance, Mixed Relay, Para Triathlon
World Triathlon Cup:
25-26 March - New Plymouth, NZL (Sprint)
29-30 April - Busselton, AUS (Sprint)
6-7 May - Yeongdo, KOR (Sprint)
17-18 June - Huatulco, MEX (Sprint)
8-9 July - Tiszaujvaros, HUN (Sprint, semi final & final)
26-27 August - Bergen, NOR (Sprint)
2-3 September - Valencia, ESP (Olympic)
9-10 September - Karlovy Vary, CZE (Olympic)
7-8 October - Arzachena, ITA (Sprint)
14-15 October - Chengdu, CHN (Olympic)
21-22 October - Tongyeong, KOR (Sprint)
28-29 October - Miyazaki, JPN (Olympic distance)
23-24 September - Pontevedra, ESP - Para Championships
18-19 March - Devonport, AUS - Para Series
13-14 May - Yokohama, JPN - Para Series
15 July - Swansea, GBR - Para Series
10-11 June - A Coruna, ESP - Para Cup
17-18 June - Besancon, FRA - Para Cup
15-16 July - Long Beach, USA - Para Cup
19-20 Aug - Paris, FRA - Para Cup
25-26 March - Skeikampen, NOR - Winter Triathlon Championships
29 April - 7 May - Ibiza, ESP - Multisport Championships
Please note that the above calendar is not final, with more events to be announced in the coming weeks.
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