— Published 17 August 2023

A 100 km world circuit

World Triathlon is extending the distance. The body chaired by Spain’s Marisol Casado has announced the signing of an unprecedented partnership agreement with the Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO), to recognise the PTO Tour as the official circuit of the long-distance triathlon world championship. The circuit will be contested over a single total distance of 100km, comprising a 2km swim, 80km cycle and 18km run. The agreement between the two parties provides for the launch of a season of competitions for the world’s top specialists, which will be the long-distance equivalent of the World Triathlon Series. At the end of the season, the circuit will award world titles by age category. The partnership also includes the launch of five continental championships, in America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. The new PTO Tour calendar will be unveiled in October, with the locations of the competitions, the athletes entered and details of the events in the professional and age category championships.