The ITU Executive Board has approved that the 2020 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championship, to be held next year in Almere, dispute over on the 3,8 km swimming, 180 km cycling and 42,2 km running.
They have been forced to do so because of the difficulty of the circuit
ITU is doing an exception in this test, because instead of using the regular distance (3-120-30) of the last three editions of the World Championship, it has been forced by the technical difficulties of the circuit in Almere for athletes to compete over the distance popularly called “IRONMAN”
The ITU Operations team has reviewed in Almere all possible scenarios for guarantee a fair and safe competition for the participants and has decided to transform the test and compete over the distance of 3,8km-180km-42,2km.
In 2021 it will return to the standard format
The edition in 2021 will return to the usual ITU long distance format: 3 km of swimming, 120 km of cycling and 30 km of running in the test to be held in Astralia
The LD test, the finishing touch for the Multisport World Championship
The Long Distance World Championship will be the test that will put the finishing touch to the Multisport World Championship that will take place between September 4 and 13, 2020 in Almere-Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
It will be the fourth edition of this format, which has been organized in Penticton (Canada); Fyn (Denmark) and Pontevedra (Spain) the previous years, and will move to Townville, Australia, in 2021