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Ibiza will host the Multisport Triathlon World Championship from April 29 to May 7, 2023

The Mediterranean island of Ibiza, which already hosted the European version of the event in 2018, is set to welcome triathletes from around the world for 10 days of sport at its finest in 2023 as made public this week with the announcement of next season's World Multisport Championships.

"The World Multisport Championships has been one of our most successful events in recent years since we launched this project, and I am sure it is the perfect combination of welcoming people, excellent weather conditions and stunning scenery combining pristine beaches with wonderful nature. And this will be a great setting for the Ibiza World Multisport Championships. We are also very proud that Ibiza will host this event in 2023, a clear testament to the legacy of our events, returning to the island just a few years after hosting the European event," said Marisol Casado, President of World Triathlon and IOC Member.

The president of the FETRI, José Hidalgo said after the announcement of the Championships that "it is a project of the whole island, with six world championships in ten days, with a forecast of 4,000 athletes and a total of 12,000 people in a project that is articulated in being a reference in everything that has to do with the competition, but also in providing different experiences to each and every one of the athletes and companions who will come here". He reaffirmed that "we are very committed to sustainability" and recalled that "sport has benefits for physical and mental health and has value as an economic and social engine".

The 2023 Multisport World Championships will start on Saturday 29 April with the Elite, Under-23, Junior and Age Group Sprint Duathlon World Championships, followed the next day, Sunday 30 April, by the Paraduathlon, Age Group Standard Distance and Mixed Relay Duathlon. World Championships, all of which are scheduled to start and finish in Santa Eulalia, a small town located on the east coast of Ibiza just 20 km from the airport.

On Tuesday 2 May it will be the turn of the Duathlon Cros World Championships, which will take place in San Antonio, a lively town located in a beautiful open bay on the west coast of the island, but also less than 15 km from the airport. On Thursday 4 May San Antonio will also host the participants of the World Cross Triathlon Championships, while the participants of the Aquathlon event will take to the stage in Santa Eulalia on Friday 5 May.

Sunday 7 May will be the date marked on many calendars as it will be the day of the Long Distance Triathlon World Championships and Aquabike Championships, which will take place in the capital of the island of Ibiza.

The Multisport Triathlon World Championships debuted on the World Triathlon calendar in 2017 in Penticton, Canada, a successful event that was followed by Fyn, Denmark in 2018 and Pontevedra, Spain in 2019. The event had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the impact of Covid and in 2021 it was split between three different venues: Almere (Netherlands) hosted the Long Distance and Aquabike races, while the Duathlon World Championships were organised in Aviles, Spain, and the Cros Triathlon World Championships took place in El Anillo, Spain.

The 2022 Multisport Triathlon World Championships will take place in Targu Mures from 6-12 June, with the Duathlon, Cross Triathlon and Cross Duathlon events taking place in the Romanian city. The 2022 Aquathlon, Long Distance Triathlon and Aquabike World Championships will be held in Samorin, Slovakia, from 18-21 August.

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