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2021 World Triathlon Multisport Championships Almere-Amsterdam, Sept. 3-12, 2021

2021 World Triathlon Multisport Championships Almere-Amsterdam will take place on Sept. 3-12, 2021, in Almere-Amsterdam, Netherlands.

You can visit the main event site at and you can view a tentative and updated schedule of events on World Triathlon's event calendar.

Almere 2021 Travel Information

Travel to events with confidence in 2021, with our "Travel Like a Pro" resources, the latest addition to USA Triathlon's comprehensive Safe Return to Multisport initiative. Developed by medical experts in partnership with USA Triathlon, the documents outline race-week infection prevention measures and checklists for air travel, ground transportation, accommodations, meals and dining, and more. As always, be sure to check the travel advisories of countries traveling to and/or through.

Andavo Meetings & Incentives works with USA Triathlon to design Team USA travel packages and plan team events in the host city to help create an experience to remember. 

Andavo Meetings & Incentives offers one-stop shopping for your World Championship needs. Advantages of booking with Andavo Meetings & Incentives include: 

  • Securing a stay at the Team USA host hotel, Best Western Plus Plaza Almere. The hotel is near the venue and all race activities.
  • There will be a Team USA desk at the hotel that will provide daily updates, information on activities and can relay any schedule updates or changes
  • Access to optional activities that Andavo Meetings & Incentives has organized — due to COVID-19 we won't know these activities until closer to the event
  • Ability to meet other team members and be in the hub of activities
  • Will work with local experts to provide information and resources about the surrounding area for any of your needs
  • Booking with Andavo Meetings & Incentives will help make planning easier so you can focus on your race

For questions regarding the travel package, please contact Jeff Manson at Don’t wait too long to book a travel package, as we have limited rooms in Almere.

Book your travel package now!

Almere 2021 Qualification Information

General Qualification for all Events at Multisport Worlds:

  1. World Podium: Any athlete who places 1-3 in their age group at a world championship will automatically qualify for the respective world championship the following year.
  2. National Championships: The remaining world championship slots are allocated to athletes who compete in the respective national championship and finish in the top 18 per age group/gender and rolling down to 30th place.
  3. Rankings: If slots are still available, any athlete who finished in the aged up age group top twenty in their age group in the USA Triathlon year end (12/31) rankings will be considered for slots on the team starting with the highest ranked athlete having first option to accept followed by 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc., (through 20th) until we have reached the first two athletes who accept the slot or until we reach spot 20.

2021 Special Qualifiers:

  1. Transfer of Confirmed 2020 Team USA Spot
  2. The 2021 World Championship Qualifiers in Sebring, FL will offer spots for a variety of other multisport disciplines, including Olympic-Distance Aquabike, Long Course Aquabike, Long Course Aquathlon, Long Course Triathlon and Long Course Duathlon.

Alternate 2021 and 2022 Duathlon World Championship Qualifying Options

USA Triathlon is offering three additional qualifying opportunities for the 2021 and 2022 Duathlon World Championships (Sprint and Standard-Distance). These qualifying opportunities are intended for athletes who were unable or chose not to travel to the 2021 Duathlon National Championships May 21-22 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, based on the state’s discriminatory anti-transgender legislation, a COVID-19 exposure, or other extenuating circumstances.

The 2021 Sprint and Standard Duathlon World Championships will take place Sept. 3-12 in Almere, the Netherlands, while the 2022 Sprint and Standard Duathlon Worlds are set for Aug. 18-28 in Townsville, Australia.

For the following races, the first-place athlete in each age group and gender (rolling down to fifth place after the age-up rule) will qualify for Team USA for both the Sprint and Standard-Distance World Championships in 2021 and 2022. Qualifying athletes may claim all four spots (Sprint 2021, Standard 2021, Sprint 2022, Standard 2022), or some combination thereof. Any unused spots will be offered to the next finisher, down to fifth place.

Athletes who qualify at each race will receive an email from USA Triathlon within 7 days of the race date and will be asked to claim their spot on Team USA within 24 hours of receiving the email. First-place finishers can expect an email by the Tuesday following race weekend, while any available roll-down spots will be communicated in the days following. A non-response within 24 hours will be considered as not interested. Please understand the timeline is so tight so that we can make roll-down spots available in a timely manner and confirm our World Championships roster as soon as possible — so be sure to check your email daily in the week following your race!

Contact with questions or for more information.

2021 and 2022 Duathlon World Championship Alternate Qualifiers

Tri-Shark Duathlon
Distance: 2-mile run, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run
June 5, 2021
Normal, IL
Race Director: Kevin McCarthy

Huntington Lake Duathlon
Distance: 3.39-mile run, 10.47-mile bike, 3.39-mile run
June 19, 2021
Lakeshore, CA
Race Director: Ray Keys-Bramlett

Bare Hill Duathlon
Distance: 3-mile run, 10.4-mile bike, 2-mile run
June 27, 2021
Harvard, MA
Race Director: Joerg Hermans