Long Distance Triathlon

Pontevedra set to follow in footsteps of Penticton and Fyn in hosting Multisport World Championships
Apr 10, 2019

Pontevedra set to follow in footsteps of Penticton and Fyn in hosting Multisport World Championships

As the Spanish town of Pontevedra gears up to host the third edition of the ITU Multisport World Championships from 26 April-4 May, some 4,000 athletes of all ages and levels are also putting…

Introducing Long Distance Triathlon

Following the triathlon format of swim-bike-run, long-distance events are usually held over double or triple the length of the standard races. Athletes must possess high levels of stamina and endurance, with races for the elites lasting up to seven hours. One major difference between standard and long-distance events is that elite athletes are not allowed to draft on the bike, and as such many of the athletes come from a strong cycling background.

The 2018 ITU Long Distance World Championships took place in Fyn, Denmark, as part of the ITU Multisport World Championship Festival. You can find the full results here.

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2018 FYNSKE BANK Long Distance Triathlon World Championships Fyn - Men