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First-ever Para Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships to take place at Torremolinos Finals

Triathlete man running out of the water.
Special Olympics athlete participates in Triathlon 2019 Special Olympics World Games.

The following is an excerpt from World Triathlon’s article on the first-ever Para Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships that is set to take place at the Championship Finals Torremolinos-Andalucía in Torremolinos, Spain next October.

After two years being held as an Open race, and Team Australia winning gold in Abu Dhabi 2022 and Team USA in Pontevedra 2023, the first-ever World Triathlon Para Mixed Relay Championships will take place as part of the World Triathlon Championship Finals Torremolinos-Andalucía next October.

World Triathlon Executive Board has also approved to give recognition to athletes with Intellectual Impairment who have already qualified in the Age-Group events with the full support of the Intellectual Impairment Working Group that has been seeking for opportunities for these athletes alongside World Triathlon or entities such as Virtus and Special Olympics for the last two years. The 2024 World Triathlon Multisport Championships in Townsville will award a separate set of medals to athletes with Intellectual Impairment—even if this impairment is currently not considered under the Para triathlon classification system but is an IPC-recognised impairment.

All athletes wishing to compete at the Townsville Multisport World Championships must meet their National Federation qualification criteria and follow the standard registration process. The Athletes should have qualified for their own National Federation to compete at any of the Townsville Multisport World Championships, and go through the regular registration process.

Read the full article.

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