World Triathletes head to Canada for AG Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal
A stunning line-up of the world’s best triathletes is getting ready to take the stage in just two weeks for the World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal, an event that will crown the Junior and Mixed Relay World Champions, and that will play host to the third stop of the World Triathlon Championship Series in 2022. But is not only the time for the elite athletes to get their World titles. After a two-year hiatus due to the impact of the Covid pandemic worldwide, this Saturday over 1,500 athletes from more than 20 countries will compete at the AG World Triathlon Sprint Championships, while on Sunday teams from all over the world will have the chance to perform at the first-ever edition of the World Triathlon AG Mixed Relay Championships.
The Groupe Copley World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships will begin with the Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony on Thursday, June 23. Open to all athletes, friends, family and spectators, these festivities will place all of our competitors in the spotlight. The Parade of Nations is the perfect opportunity for the different delegations to show their colors, energy and enthusiasm, and for the spectators to cheer for them all.
The parade will start at 17:00 in the heart of Old Montreal on Mills Bridge near Bota Bota Spa and will be lead by a bird from Les Chasseurs de Rêves and by Mamselle Ruiz who have collaborated with Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney World theme parks and many others. The parade leaders will offer rythm and song to represent all countries through the beautiful streets of Old Montreal to the Place des Commencements, on the Grand Quai, where the opening ceremony will take place.
The Age Group World Triathlon Sprint Championships will take place on Saturday, starting at 7.15 hours, over a traditional sprint distance: 750m swim, followed by a 20km bike and a final 5km run.
The swim will be one lap, anti-clockwise, and a very long run to transition will lead athletes to their bikes for a a 9.6 km loop route that runs east-west along Rue de la Commune and Rue Notre Dame from Mill Street to the Jacques Cartier Bridge. It is ridden twice in a counterclockwise direction for a total of 19.2 km. The course is mostly flat, with a 56 m elevation gain and has eight technical turns. The final run course is a one lap 5 km loop that is run in an anti-clockwise direction. The course layout is an out-and-back format and follows the Lachine Canal.
And Sunday will be the day for the much-awaited debut of the Age Group Mixed Relay World Championships. Teams made up with four triathletes from the same country (two male, two female), will compete on a 300m swim, 5km bike and 1.6k run before tagging to their team mate.
Both the Sprint and Mixed Relay AG World Championships will be streamed live on TriathlonLIVE.tv
Medal ceremonies will take place on Saturday from 19.30pm for the Age Group Sprint World Championship and on Sunday, same time, for the Age Group Mixed Team Relay World Championship. Right after, all spectators will be able to enjoy the Closing ceremonies, that will take place in the Grand Quai on Sunday, June 26, at 19.45.
At this year’s Montreal Sprint & Relay Championships, the Triathlon Mondial Groupe Copley wants to lead by example with our multiple sustainability initiatives. Some of the efforts planned by the organisers will be visible to all participants and spectators, some will happen behind the scenes, and we are inviting all participants to show how you can do your part to protect our planet. We are inviting all participants to reduce their carbon emissions, reduce the plastic consumption, recycle and compost. To massively reduce the number of printed resources for spectators and participants, all participants and spectators are encouraged to visit our website regularly; it will be the primary source of information throughout the event.