The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has announced the schedule for the 2013 ITU Triathlon World Cup season. The 2013 calendar will cover ten cities on four continents, and includes a variety of new and familiar sites, as well as a combination of sprint and Olympic distances.
2013 ITU Triathlon World Cup season?
March 16-17: Mooloolaba, Australia?
April 13-14: Ishigaki, Japan ?
May 18-19: Huatulco, Mexico ?
June 22-23: Edmonton, Canada?
June 29-30: Palamos, Spain ?
August 10-11: Tiszaujvaros, Hungary ?
September 28-29: Alicante, Spain ?
October 5-6: Cozumel, Mexico ?
October 19-20: Tongyeong, South Korea
November 2-3: Guatape, Colombia?
?The 2013 ITU World Cup season will open midway through March in Mooloolaba, which marks the ninth year the Australian coastal city will host a World Cup.
The circuit will then travel to another storied city on the ITU calendar with a stop in Ishigaki, Japan. The small island has organised a World Cup every year since 1996, extending its reign as the longest-running ITU event to an 18th consecutive year.? After trips to Oceania and Asia, the World Cup tour hits the Americas when it travels to Huatulco, Mexico.
The World Cup series will then venture north to familiar Edmonton, Canada, for a sprint semifinal and final format. The tour will travel to Europe in June for its debut appearance in Palamos, Spain, located just north of Barcelona.
The circuit will visit another long standing ITU race spot in Tiszaujvaros, Hungary. After debuting the sprint semifinal and final format last year, Tiszaujvaros, which will enter its 17th year in 2013, will again test the endurance of athletes over two days of races sent off in heats.
Following Alicante, Spain, in September, ITU World Cup action heads back to Mexico for yet another first-time race site in Cozumel, which will feature a sprint distance race.
Action in October will continue on the tip of the Goseong peninsula in Tongyeong, South Korea (pictured), and November will conclude the World Cup calendar when it returns to beautiful Guatape, Colombia, for a challenging race at altitude.
Photo: Arnold Lim/ITU