2021 World Multisport Championships Qualifier Information 

USA Triathlon is pleased to announce we are offering two 2021 Olympic-Distance World Championship Qualifiers: Saturday, May 1 in Sebring, Florida, as part of the Sebring Multisport Festival produced by Integrity Multisport, and Sunday, May 23 in Fort Worth, Texas, as part of the Playtri Fort Worth Triathlon

These events are an additional opportunity for athletes to qualify for the 2021 Age Group Standard (Olympic-Distance) World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton, Canada, Aug. 17-22. 

Distances for both the Olympic-Distance World Qualifiers and the Standard World Championships are: 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run.

The World Qualifiers serve as another option for age-group athletes who had hoped to punch their tickets to Worlds at the 2020 Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group Olympic-Distance National Championships in Milwaukee, which were canceled due to COVID-19. In addition, athletes who had previously qualified for the canceled 2020 Age Group Standard World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton have been given the option to roll their qualification over to 2021.

Note: The Sebring Multisport Festival is also hosting 2021 World Championship Qualifiers for a variety of other multisport disciplines, including Olympic-Distance Aquabike, Long Course Aquabike, Long Course Aquathlon, Long Course Triathlon and Long Course Duathlon.

The 2021 World Qualifier in Sebring will include the following multisport disciplines, which will qualify top athletes in each age group for their respective 2021 World Championships:

2021 World Qualifier Discipline Offered in Sebring, FL

Qualifies for 2021 World Triathlon Championships

Olympic-Distance Aquabike (1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike)

Standard Distance Aquabike World Championships — Edmonton, Alberta, Aug. 17-20

Long Course Aquabike (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike)

Long Course Aquabike World Championships — Almere, Netherlands, Sept. 3-12

(Note: The World Championships are a longer distance than the qualifier — 3.8k swim, 180k bike)

Long Course Aquathlon (1,000m swim, 5k run)

Aquathlon World Championships — Almere, Netherlands, Sept. 3-12

Long Course Triathlon (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run)

Long Course Triathlon World Championships — Almere, Netherlands, Sept. 3-12

(Note: The World Championships are a longer distance than the qualifier — 3.8k swim, 180k bike, 42.2k run)

Long Course Duathlon (2-mile run, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run)

Powerman Middle Distance Duathlon World Championships — Viborg, Denmark, Oct. 2

(Distance: 10k run, 60k bike, 10k run)

A detailed daily schedule is available at sebringmultisportfestival.com.

Integrity Multisport will host the Sebring Multisport Festival with COVID-19 safety precautions in place, according to USA Triathlon’s Safe Return to Multisport guidelines as well as any restrictions set by local authorities. 

Registration for all disciplines is open now. Integrity Multisport is also offering a “Race or Refund Guarantee” for all of its events in 2021.

We know the Team USA process is complicated for 2021, and we appreciate your patience as we work to communicate these details as quickly and clearly as possible. 

We will share additional information about 2021 and 2022 qualification in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to teamusa@usatriathlon.org with qualification questions or rob@integritymultisport.com with questions about the World Qualifier itself.


Team USA Standard/Olympic-Distance Worlds Qualification for 2021

Once USA Triathlon can assess the demand for slots after the request is made of athletes who were on Team USA in 2020, an allocation of slots per age group at the 2021 Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships would be determined. This event would also qualify the entire worlds team for 2022.  Athletes who qualify at the 2021 Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships must be within 30 percent of the age group winner’s time.  Confirmation of these spots will be required to be done on site with full payment of the required deposit and registration fees for the event(s).  The team will be identified and confirmed on that evening.  No pass downs will be supported after these slots have been allocated. Rankings will not be supported to field athletes for this team. 

Team USA Sprint Distance Worlds Qualification for 2021

After the allocation of slots provided to Team USA athletes from 2020 have been determined, the remainder of the team slots will be allocated as follows: 

Draft Legal Qualification for 2021 Sprint Distance Worlds
The number of slots that will be available for the 2020 Draft-Legal Triathlon National Championships to be held in Tempe, AZ (November 14, 2020) will be dependent on the response to the survey sent to Team USA 2020 athletes about interest in being part of Team USA in 2021.  At this event (2020 Draft-Legal Triathlon National Championships), all athletes must finish within 30% of the age group winner’s time. Slots will pass down to 15th place.  Athletes will not be required to confirm their spots at the venue as required with the Olympic/Standard qualification.   USA Triathlon will follow up with athletes within a week after the 2020 Draft-Legal Triathlon National Championships with confirmation details. 

Using the 2021 National Championship for final qualifying spots for the team
USA Triathlon would allocate all remaining spots per age group for 2021 Worlds at the 2021 Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship taking place in Milwaukee, WI in August 2021 as a last chance option with an accelerated timeline for confirmation.  Athletes will know before the event what the allocation availability would be, broken down by age group.   If no slots exist in any particular age group through the previous processes (Team USA 2020 carry over slots and Draft-Legal Triathlon National Championships in Tempe), USA Triathlon will make this known long before the event.  All slots distributed at this event would require confirmation on the date of the event.  This event would also qualify athletes for 2022 Worlds.