Ibiza 2023 - the World Triathlon Multisport Championships in numbers
NEWS | May 19, 2023

Ibiza 2023 - the World Triathlon Multisport Championships in numbers

Introducing Duathlon

Consisting of running and cycling, a duathlon can be contested on almost any terrain, although it usually takes place on tarmac. The Duathlon World Championships are held on an annual basis and consist of a 10km run, 40km cycle and 5km run. At Elite level, the cycling is draft legal.

Although many athletes specialise in duathlon, there is also a lot of crossover with triathletes looking to improve their run speed and bike power. Events tend to be held in the spring or autumn so as not to clash with summer triathlon races.

Since 2017, the Duathlon World Championships have been a central element of the annual World Triathlon Multisport Championships, Benoit Nicolas (FRA) and Felicity Sheedy-Ryan (AUS) winning the world titles at the first edition that year in Penticton, USA.

Denmark’s Andreas Schilling and Austria’s Sandrina Illes were crowned champions at the event in Fyn in 2018, then in 2019 it was the French who dominated, with Benjamin Choquert and Sandra Levenez producing the gold-medal performances when it mattered.

With the pandemic putting the event on hold in 2020, the World Championships were back with a bang in 2021, another Frenchman, Nathan Guerbeur winning the men’s title and Joselyn Abreu (TRI) the women’s title in Aviles.

In 2022 it was to Targu Mures, Romania, that the world’s best duathletes headed and for the third edition running it was a Frenchman taking the title, Krilan le Bihan winning thanks to an excellent bike segment, Joselyn Abreu retaining the women’s title for Venezuela. Targu Mures 2022 also saw the first ever 2x2 Duathlon Mixed Relay World titles up for grabs, Belgium’s Arnaud Dely and Maurine Ricour taking the gold.

Also in 2022, Duathlon returned to the schedule of the World Games in Birmingham, USA, with Maxime Hueber-Moosbrugger (FRA) and Maurine Ricour (FRA) winning the individual titles in Alabama.

See the full 2022 Duathlon World Championship results here and stand by for the 2023 World Triathlon Multisports Championships Ibiza: 29 April - 7 May!

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