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Saturday, March 06, 2021
World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal Postponed

This year's World Triathlon Championship Series event in Montreal has been pushed back from June to August because of the coronavirus pandemic.

World Triathlon said the event had been postponed from its June 26th to 27th dates to allow more time for the easing of travel restrictions that have been imposed worldwide to combat the COVID-19 virus.

Triathletes are set to race in back-to-back events in Canada after the conclusion of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on August 8th.

The event in Montreal is scheduled to be held from August 13th to 15th, less than a week before the World Triathlon Championship Finals in Edmonton, due to run from August 17th to 22nd.

It is the latest leg of the 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series to be postponed as a result of the pandemic.

The Series event in Abu Dhabi has been rescheduled for November, while the competition planned for Chengdu in China has been postponed indefinitely.

The World Triathlon Championship Series is scheduled to start in Yokohama in Japan on May 15th.

Leeds in England is then due to play host to an event on June 5th.

The German city of Hamburg is set to host the final Championship Series event before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on July 10th.

Following the Finals in Edmonton, the inaugural World Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships are due to take place in Bermuda from October 15th to 17th, before the Series event in Abu Dhabi on November 5th and 6th.

World Triathlon has also confirmed Montreal will no longer host a World Triathlon Para Series event in 2021.

Organizers of the 2021 World Triathlon Long Distance Championships in Zofingen have moved competition from May to September 19th because of the global health crisis.
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