Get the diaries ready - the 2022 World Triathlon season is set to be stacked full of blue-carpet action and entertainment once again.
The Executive Board of World Triathlon has approved the first events of the 2022 season, with classic World Triathlon cities returning as hosts and some exciting new names added to the list. The new season of the World Triathlon Championship Series will finish with the Championship Finals in Abu Dhabi, with five stops added to next year’s calendar plus the two races in 2021. Eleven World Triathlon Cups are already planned and Andorra will return as host of the World Triathlon Winter Championships.
Unfortunately Bermuda does not appear on the first WTS events of the 2022 season.
The five events confirmed as part of the 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series - after Hamburg launched the new season in September and with Abu Dhabi hosting the last leg of the top tier event in November - start in familiar fashion: The best in the world will get the year underway once again over the Olympic distance in Yokohama in May, June will see them return to Leeds’ Roundhay Park for a new sprint-distance challenge, then it is on to Montreal for the second edition of the new fast and furious, two-day elimination format.
Hamburg (sprint distance) will again host in July, while the central Chinese city of Chengdu steps up to host an Olympic-distance World Triathlon Championship Series event for the first time in October.
2022 will see two World Triathlon Championships awarding the sport’s most prestigious prizes, with Abu Dhabi crowning the World Triathlon and Para Triathlon Champions, while the Montreal weekend will see the Sprint and Relay World titles awarded.
2022 World Triathlon Championship Series:
September 2021 - Hamburg, GER November 2021 - Abu Dhabi, UAE 14-15 May 2022 - Yokohama, JPN 11-12 June 2022 - Leeds, GBR 25-26 June 2022 - Montreal, CAN 09-10 July 2022 - Hamburg, GER 22-23 October 2022 - Chengdu, CHN Abu Dhabi, UAE (Championship Series Final)
11-12 June 2022 - Leeds, UK 25-26 June 2022 - Montreal, CAN – World Championships 09-10 July 2022 - Hamburg, GER
World Triathlon Cup:
12-13 March 2022 - Miyazaki, JPN 30 April - 1 May 2022 - Haeundae KOR 7-8 May 2022 - Osaka, JPN 28-29 May 2022 - Arzachena, ITA 18-19 June 2022 - Huatulco, MEX 27-28 August 2022 - Bergen, NOR 3-4 September 2022 - Valencia, ESP 10-11 September 2022 - Karlovy Vary, CZE 24-25 September 2022 - Weihai, CHN 01-02 October 2022 - Tongyeong, KOR 29-30 October 2022 - Miyazaki, JPN
Friday, October 08, 2021
Flora Duffy Day Proclamation Signed by Governor
Governor Rena Lalgie signed the Proclamation declaring Monday, October 18th a public holiday in honour of Bermuda’s first Olympic Gold Medalist Flora Duffy.
Governor Rena Lalgie said, “It was such an honour to sign the Proclamation that declares Monday, October 18th 2021 a public holiday. I’m looking forward to welcoming Ms Duffy home on Monday and re-living the joy as we come together to celebrate her truly amazing accomplishments on Flora Duffy Day.”
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Hawley Confirmed for South Korea Triathlon
Erica Hawley has been confirmed for the start line for the 2021 Haeundae Triathlon World Cup in Haeundae, South Korea.
The Triathlon is scheduled to take place on October 23rd, with Hawley in the Elite Women’s Field.
Hawley confirmed her participation in the event following the cancelation of the 2021 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships that were scheduled for Bermuda.
Hawley was looking forward to teaming up with Flora Duffy, Tyler Butterfield, and Tyler Smith in the Relay Championships.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Duffy Victorious in Super League Championship
Flora Duffy stormed to victory at the Super League Championship decider in Malibu, California, beating a stacked field of world champions to complete a memorable summer for the Bermudan triathlete.
Duffy, who became the Olympic champion in Tokyo in August, dominated the Eliminator showdown from the off, with the Bermudan’s win ensuring the second-place finisher Georgia Taylor-Brown was the overall series champion ahead of her British compatriot Jess Learmonth.
“It was my first Super League experience and I didn’t know what to expect,” said Duffy at the finish. “But I absolutely loved it. It helped coming in fresh, but the speed was a shock to my system. I grew up in Bermuda so I spent a lot of time in the ocean and I’m used to the surf, so I felt comfortable out there. Georgia is such a classy athlete and so talented and really turned it on during that last run.”
Duffy in her first Super League Triathlon was in the top group out of the water, Duffy immediately took the lead on the bike, Duffy picked up the 2nd short chute, both wildcard denying Jess Learmonth a short chute.
Duffy, Learmonth and Lucy Charles Barclay led out the 2nd swim, but Charles Barclay struggled in transition so it was a break of two Duffy & Learmonth in the lead.
It was about who had saved enough energy here, Duffy had a huge lead after a really tough wave hit the women as they ran in for Stage 3, then out onto the bike, it's Learmonth, Georgia Taylor-Brown, Duffy and Katie Zaferes ahead of the rest of the field
On the final run Duffy would use the short chute on the final lap to put some distance between herself and the field to claim the victory in a time of 56:18.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Duffy To Compete in Malibu Triathlon
Bermuda’s Olympic Gold Medalist and Multi-World Champion Flora Duffy will compete in the Malibu Triathlon this weekend.
Flora Duffy said, “I was devastated and heartbroken that the Bermuda World Triathlon event had been canceled, but to clear my mind I have signed up for the Malibu Triathlon.”
Malibu Triathlon will host an Olympic Distance race as well as Super League Professional racing as the beautiful Pacific Coast welcomes the world's best triathletes to a spectacular finale of the 2021 Championship Series.
The Olympic Distance race features a 1.5km Pacific Ocean Swim, a 40km out-and-back bike along Pacific Coast Highway, and a 10km out-and-back run along the sands of Zuma Beach.