The 2015 ITU Duathlon World Championships will take place on 14-18 October of that year in the Australian beachside city of Adelaide.
The event organisers have suggested a four-lap 10km run, followed by an eight-lap 40km bike, and ending with a two-lap 5km run course for the elite and under 23 races, set to take place in the heart of Adelaide around the River Torrens (pictured above).
“Multisports are an important part of the ITU culture, especially duathlon, as it involves two disciplines that are integral to the sport of triathlon itself,” said ITU President and International Olympic Committee Member, Marisol Casado.
“ITU’s history is closely intertwined with that of Australia’s, with Sydney having seen the debut of triathlon in the Olympic Games. We are looking forward to continuing that history in 2015 when the Duathlon World Championships will be staged in gorgeous Adelaide.”
Australia previously hosted the 2005 ITU Duathlon World Championships in the city of Newcastle, New South Wales. This year’s event took place in Colombia last July as part of the Cali World Games, and was won by Rob Woestenborghs (BEL) and Ai Ueda (JPN).