Paris Test Event to take place on August 17-20, 2023

by Olalla Cernuda on 27 Oct, 2022 11:55 • Español
Paris Test Event to take place on August 17-20, 2023

World Triathlon is pleased to announce that Paris will host, from August 17-20, 2023, the Test Event for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The individual races will take place on Thursday and Friday, while the Para triathlon will be hosted on Saturday. The fast and furious Mixed Relay will take the streets on Sunday’s final day of competition.

The four events will take place in the same venue that will host the triathlon competition during the Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympics, the magnificent Pont Alexandre III, one of the most beautiful bridges over the Seine river.

The athletes racing the 2023 World Triathlon Test Event Paris will face a 1500m swim on the Seine river to then jump on their bikes for a 40km bike course along some of the most iconic streets of Paris: from the Champs-Élysées to the Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. The final 10km run will again see athletes enjoying the heart of the city to finish on Pont Alexandre III, the golden statues of the bridge being a witness of the preview of what the atmosphere will be like at the Olympics in 2024.

The best Para triathletes of the world will take the stage on Saturday on the same venue for the 2023 World Triathlon Para Cup Paris, contested over a Sprint course similar to the Elite athletes, sharing start, finish and transition areas and with just minor changes on the courses to adapt it to their distance.

The final day of competition will be for the 2023 World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Paris, again with the Pont Alexandre III witnessing all the action.

Detailed course maps and schedules will be released in the next months. All three events of the Paris Test Event -individual races, para triathlon & mixed relay- will be included in the Olympic or Paralympic qualification period, and therefore will award points for the Olympic or Paralympic Ranking.

World Triathlon is working closely with the Paris 2024 organising committee to deliver the Test Events and the Paris 2024 events under optimal circumstances.

After announcing the first events of the 2023 calendar a month ago, the World Triathlon Executive Board approved more events to be included in the season planning.

The Australian town of Busselton will make its debut on the World Cup circuit on April 29-30 in what will be the return of this country to hosting World Triathlon top international events after a two-year hiatus.

2023 will see the return to the circuit of one of the most classic and loved by athletes and spectators alike races: Tiszaujvaros, in Hungary, that will host a World Cup on July 8-9.

The Spanish city of Valencia will welcome again a World Cup, on September 2-3, while Tongyeong (KOR) will host a World Cup on October 21.

Please note that the above calendar is not final, with more events to be announced in the coming weeks.

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