The beautiful island of Ibiza, in Spain, will host the World Triathlon Multisport Championships from 29 April to 7 May, 2023. Santa Eulalia will host the Aquathlon and Duathlon races, while San Antonio will be the perfect scenario for Cross Triathlon and Cross Duathlon. The capital of the island, Ibiza, will welcome the participants of the Long Distance Triathlon and Aquabike World Championships.
The Mediterranean island, that already hosted the European version of the event in 2018, is ready to welcome triathletes from all over the world for 10 days of sport at it its best in 2023.
“The Multisport World Championships has been one of our most successful events in the last few years since we launched this product, and I am sure that the perfect combination of welcoming people, great weather conditions and stunning scenarios combining pristine beaches with wonderful nature will be a great setting for the Ibiza Multisport World Championships. We are also extremely proud of Ibiza hosting this event in 2023, a clear proof of the legacy of our events, returning to the island only a few years after hosting the European event”, said World Triathlon President and IOC member, Marisol Casado.
The 2023 Multisport World Championships will start on Saturday, 29 April, with the Duathlon Elite, U23, Juniors and Age Group Sprint World Championships, followed the next day, Sunday 30 April, by the Para duathlon, Age Group Standard distance and Mixed Relay Duathlon World Championships, all of them with start and finish planned in Santa Eulalia, a small town located on the eastern coast of Ibiza only 20km away from the airport.
On Tuesday, 2 May, it will be the turn for the Cross Duathlon World Championships, that will take place in San Antonio, a lively resort set in a beautiful open bay on the west coast of the island, but also less than 15km away from the airport. On Thursday, 4 May San Antonio will also welcome participants of the Cross Triathlon World Championships, while the participants of the Aquathlon event will take the stage in Santa Eulalia on Friday, 5 May.
Sunday, 5 May, will be the date set on many calendars as it will be the day for the Long Distance Triathlon World Championships and Aquabike Championships, that will take place in the capital of the island Ibiza.
President of the Spanish Triathlon Federation José Hidalgo said: “This is a project of the whole island of Ibiza. We will be hosting six world championships in 10 days, and we will welcome over 4,000 participants and more than 12,000 friends and families, from all over the world. We are focus not only on organising great sporting events, but also on providing all athletes an incredible experience. And we are also committed with sustainability, willing to prove here in Ibiza that sport has a great role on generating a more healthy, sustainable and valuable society for everyone”.
The World Triathlon Multisport Championships made its debut in the World Triathlon calendar in 2017 in Penticton (Canada), a successful event that was followed by Fyn (Denmark) in 2018 and Pontevedra (Spain) in 2019. The event had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the impact of Covid and in 2021 was split in three different locations: Almere (The Netherlands) hosted the Long Distance and Aquabike races, while the Duathlon World Championships were organised in Aviles, Spain, and the Cross Triathlon World Championships took place in El Anillo, Spain.
The 2022 World Triathlon Multisport Championships will take place in Targu Mures from June 6 to June 12 with Duathlon, Cross Triathlon and Cross Duathlon contested in the Romanian city. The Aquation as well as the Long Distance Triathlon and Aquabike World Championships in 2022 will take place in Samorin, Slovakia between 18 and 21 August.