Important Update to Event Format

04 November, 2021

Important Update to Event Format

Throughout the course of the week, World Triathlon has been closely monitoring the water temperature and the heat stress indicator at the race venue. 

According to these observations, we are expecting the water temperature to be between 31 and 31.7 degrees Celsius, and the heat stress indicator between 26 and 33 degrees Celsius (orange to black flag). 

After consultation with our operations and medical team, and in accordance with World Triathlon’s governing rules and regulations for protecting athletes’ health, we are making some important changes to the Age Group event schedule and format.

  • The Age Group Olympic distance triathlon has been shorted to a Sprint distance race (750m swim | 20km cycle | 5km run). This race will take place at 7am, Saturday 6 November.
  • Those athletes registered in the Sprint race, will now join the Olympic athletes, starting at 7am, Saturday 6 November.
  • The Super Sprint race start time has been brought forward to 11.30am.

Please note that athletes who registered and paid for the Olympic distance race (which is now a Sprint distance race), will be refunded the difference in registration. We will contact all those athletes directly by 13 November.

Please refer to the full revised timings here, including revised start times, bike check-in and bike check-iut times.