Oklahoma City in Oklahoma, USA will stage the ITU Long Distance Championships in 2016, the International Triathlon Union announced today.
In September of 2016, elite and age-group triathletes will compete for world titles on a course comprising a 4-kilometre swim, a 120-kilometre bike and a 30-kilometre run.
There will be a $90,000 prize purse, split equally between men and women.
Marisol Casado, president of the ITU, said: "The fact that we are able to secure local organising committees so far in advance is a strong indicator in both the popularity of ITU races and the growth of the sport. We are thrilled to again work with USA Triathlon to host the championships, as they've proven to be an excellent federation that produces top-tier events."
It will be the third time that USA has staged the Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, following previous events in Muncie, Indiana in 1996 and in Henderon, Nevada in 2011.
The 2014 and 2015 championships will take place in China and Sweden, respectively.