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Abu Dhabi, Yokohama feature on 2019 world triathlon calendar

Date : 09 Jul 2018

Madrid, Spain, July 9, 2018: The International Triathlon Union has announced the ITU World Triathlon Series calendar for the 2019 season and it includes two stops in Asia: the United Arab Emirates and Japan.

With seven regular WTS races ahead of the Grand Final in Lausanne, the season will be packed with action as the World Triathlon Mixed Relays Series and the World Paratriahlon Series will increase the number of events in 2019.

“Triathlon is constantly evolving and growing, and it is important that we are able to bring our biggest events to new audiences”, said ITU President and IOC member Marisol Casado.

“With each new venue and new territory, everybody - from athletes and coaches to local organising committees and officials - learns and adapts, and that is healthy for our sport.

“At the same time, we are, of course, delighted to return to iconic venues such as Leeds and Hamburg. We are looking forward to delivering yet another thrilling year for the WTS during this Olympic qualifying cycle.”

For its 11th season, the World Triathlon Series will feature eight stops, including the Grand Final in the Olympic capital Lausanne.

Action will start once more in Abu Dhabi, and the third leg will be one of the most established races on the circuit, Yokohama.

2019 ITU World Triathlon Series Calendar:

World Triathlon Abu Dhabi March 8-9

MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda April 27-28

World Triathlon Yokohama May 18-19

AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds June 8-9

World Triathlon Montreal June 29

Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon July 6-7

World Triathlon Edmonton July 20-21

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