USA Triathlon announced its 2021 Multisport World Championships Qualifier will be held May 1-2 in Sebring, Florida, and will be produced by Integrity Multisport as a part of its Sebring Multisport Festival. Age group athletes can race to qualify for USA Triathlon’s Team USA for three 2021 World Triathlon Championships across a variety of multisport disciplines. Those international championship events will be hosted in Edmonton, Canada; Almere-Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Viborg, Denmark.
The Sebring Multisport Festival website has complete event information including daily schedule and course maps from Ride With GPS. Registration is now open.
The World Qualifier will be held to account for the various 2020 USA Triathlon National Championships that were canceled due to COVID-19, and which would have otherwise qualified athletes for 2021 World Championships. In addition, athletes who had previously qualified for 2020 World Triathlon Championships impacted by COVID-19 were given the option to roll their qualification over to 2021. More details about the qualification process can be found at usatriathlon.org/teamusa.
USA Triathlon Multisport Qualifier Events & Corresponding World Championships
The 2021 World Qualifier in Sebring, Florida will include the following multisport disciplines, and top athletes in each age group will qualify for their respective 2021 World Championships:
“We are very pleased to be able to offer athletes multiple chances to qualify to represent Team USA at the 2021 World Championships in so many disciplines and distances over a single weekend in beautiful sunny Florida,” said Rob Childers, founder and race director at Integrity Multisport. “Sebring is the perfect place to host this great event. It is uncrowded, yet has all the required amenities, and is only an hour away from Orlando.”
“Representing Team USA at the World Triathlon Championships is an impressive feat that, for many athletes, is years in the making,” said Brian D’Amico, USA Triathlon Director of Events. “The Multisport World Championships Qualifier is a solution for those athletes who may have been targeting 2021 as their World Championships year, but never had the chance to race in 2020 to make that a reality. We are proud to work with Integrity Multisport on this action-packed race weekend that will be held safely for all athletes, staff, volunteers and spectators.”
Integrity Multisport will host the Sebring Multisport Festival with COVID-19 safety precautions in place, according to USA Triathlon’s Safe Return to Multisport guidelines as well as any restrictions set by local authorities. Integrity Multisport is offering a “Race or Refund Guarantee” for all of its events in 2021.
For more information about Team USA, comprised of the nation’s top amateur multisport athletes who represent Team USA at World Triathlon Age Group Championships, visit usatriathlon.org/teamusa. Additional information about qualification for all 2021 and 2022 World Triathlon Age Group Championships will be communicated in the coming weeks.
Source: USA Triathlon press release dated Friday, Dec. 18, 2020