Denmark to play host and welcome the world to the ITU Multisport World Championships
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The highly anticipated wait is over! Denmark will host the Fyn ITU Multisport World Championships from 5 – 14 July. World class athletes are inbound to contest across five ITU World Championships including a duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, aquabike and the showcase long distance triathlon.
The event schedule includes a stacked festival line-up offering something for all ranging from the elite and age group athletes, first timers to seasoned triathletes and will be staged across three municipalities: Odense, Svendborg and Middelfart in the summer of 2018!
King’s Garden in Odense will transform into the heart of the festival and will be the central venue for many festival events.
When: 5 – 14 July, 2018
What: Fyn ITU Multisport World Championships, Denmark, is a 10-day event with five World Championship races
Duathlon (Run | Bike | Run) on Friday, July 6, Para Duathlon on Saturday, July 7
Cross Triathlon (Swim | Mountain Bike | Trail Run) on Tuesday, July 10
Aquathlon (Swim | Run) on Thursday, July 12
Aquabike (Swim | Bike) on Saturday, July 14
Long Distance Triathlon (Swim | Bike | Run) on Saturday, July 14
Each event is made up of various categories including Elite, U23, Junior, ParaTriathlon, Age Group as well as an Open Wave.
Where: Odense, Denmark
Who: Close to 3,000 athletes will represent 48 countries across the globe to compete. Great Britain will have the largest team of participating athletes with 684 competitors lining up to start, while the USA has 636, Denmark has 269, Canada has 155 and Germany 124. Other nations racing include AUS, BRA, JPN, NZL and MEX.
Fast Fyn Facts
Male participation across the festival: 63.92%
Female participation across the festival: 36.08%
37 athletes will compete in three or more events during the Festival, while nine athletes will compete in four World Championship events across the schedule.
Danish para triathlete, and reigning champion, Marianne Hüche is among these remarkable competitors who will be in the running for four admirable titles across the World Championships in the duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon and iconic long distance triathlon events.
Participating athlete ages range from the youngest competitor being 16 years old to the most senior athlete out on course being an inspiring 88 years of age.
Distances and Courses
Aquathlon – 1km Swim | 5km Run
Standard Duathlon – 10km Run | 36 Bike | 4.9km Run
Sprint Duathlon - 5km Run | 20km Bike | 2.5km Run
Aquabike – 3km Swim | 120km Bike
Cross Triathlon – 1km Swim | 27km Bike | 10km Run
Long Distance Triathlon – 3km Swim | 121.5km Bike | 30.7km Run
Course maps can be found online.
LIVE streaming and coverage will be available of the Duathlon, Cross Triathlon and Long Distance Triathlon on TriathlonLive.TV and across the World Triathlon social media channels.
Stay social and tag your moments #Fyn2018 #HighFiveFyn.