Wollongong, Australia to Host 2025 World Triathlon Championship Finals – World Triathlon Confirms

Wollongong, Australia to Host 2025 World Triathlon Championship Finals

The World Triathlon Executive Board has announced that the 2025 World Triathlon Championship Finals will be held in Wollongong, Australia. This exciting news comes as AusTriathlon partners with the New South Wales Government and Wollongong City Council in a groundbreaking three-year collaboration, bringing the prestigious World Triathlon racing event down under.

World Triathlon Championship Finals: A Spectacular Event

The Championship Finals are the highlight of World Triathlon’s annual calendar, attracting over 4,000 athletes, their families, and friends from around the world. The previous edition of the Finals, held in Spain, saw participants from 32 countries, and this number is expected to grow in the upcoming editions.

The Wollongong Finals will witness the crowning of World Champions in various categories, including Elite, U23, Junior, and Para triathlon. Additionally, the event will feature the Mixed Relay World Championships for U23/Juniors and Para triathlon, as well as Age-Group Standard distance, Age-Group Sprint distance, Age-Group Aquabike Standard distance, and Age-Group Mixed Relay World Championships.

A Landmark Partnership

As part of this momentous partnership, the City of Wollongong will not only host the 2025 Finals but also two other major World Triathlon events. These include the 2024 World Triathlon Cup, scheduled for April 20-21, 2024, and an additional World Triathlon event in 2026. Furthermore, AusTriathlon’s Australian Standard Distance Championships for Age Group, Junior Sprint, and Para and Intellectual Impairment Championships will also take place in Wollongong.

The 2024 Wollongong World Triathlon Cup will serve as a test event for the Championship Finals in 2025, marking the return of elite international racing to Australian shores. Australia last hosted the World Triathlon Championships Final in 2018 and a World Cup in 2020.

Excitement and Anticipation

World Triathlon President and IOC Member, Marisol Casado, expressed her enthusiasm for the upcoming event, stating, “I am thrilled that we are back in Australia with this long-term plan that will lead to another magnificent Championship Finals down under. Australia has proved multiple times that they are truly committed to our sport and deliver excellent events, and indeed Wollongong will follow the steps of other events that have marked the history of World Triathlon.”

NSW Minister for Jobs and Tourism John Graham emphasized the benefits of hosting the World Triathlon Championship Finals for both visitors and locals. He stated, “Events like the triathlon are a great way to showcase the unique surrounds of the region. NSW has an outstanding track record for hosting major international sporting events, and World Triathlon competitors, officials, and supporters will benefit from those credentials when they travel to Wollongong over the next three years.”

Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM expressed his excitement about hosting not only the 2024 World Triathlon Cup but also the 2025 World Triathlon Championship Finals and a third World Triathlon event in 2026. He said, “Over the next three years, we’re going to be seeing the world’s best triathletes compete in our city, and this is great news for our community. We’ll have the opportunity to witness the best triathletes against the backdrop of the natural beauty of our city and region.”

AusTriathlon CEO Tim Harradine highlighted the significance of hosting these international events, stating, “Bringing these three marquee international events to our shores is a great opportunity for AusTriathlon and our community as we continue to build on the green and gold runway to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”


The announcement of Wollongong as the host city for the 2025 World Triathlon Championship Finals is a testament to Australia’s commitment to the sport. With its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant triathlon community, Wollongong promises to deliver an unforgettable celebration of the sport. As elite international racing returns to Australian shores, triathletes from around the world, along with their friends and relatives, can look forward to an exhilarating experience in this picturesque coastal city.

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John Doe is a passionate triathlete and sports enthusiast. With years of experience in the field, he enjoys sharing his knowledge and excitement for triathlon events with fellow fun-loving individuals.

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