Yokohama to kick off qualification for Rio 2016

Triathlon's Road to Rio begins in Tokyo this spring


(Image: Delly Carr/ITU Media)


Calling all elites – the road to Rio 2016 begins at the World Triathlon Yokohama race on 15 May this year, giving exactly two years to secure a spot at the next Olympics.

“It seems like just yesterday we were in London watching history be made,” said Marisol Casado, president of the International Triathlon Union.

“The return of the Olympic qualification period is always a very exciting time, as well as an important phase that spurs the development of our sport.” 


Competition is going to be very fierce for places, with most National Olympic Committees only be able to qualify two triathletes – full details here.