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ITU announces 2015 WTS schedule

On the back of the successful conclusion to the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to confirm the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series calendar. For the first time, the 2015 Series will touch down in at least nine cities across five continents, and includes a variety of new and familiar sites.

Chicago will hold the Grand Final. Photo: Delly Carr/ITU
Chicago will hold the Grand Final. Photo: Delly Carr/ITU

“We have an incredibly exciting season lined up for 2015,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “As we continue to evolve the sport of triathlon, the Series will be showcased in more countries than ever before and in regions of the world that is not regularly exposed to triathlon.”

2015 ITU World Triathlon Series

28-29 March Auckland, New Zealand
11-12 April Gold Coast, Australia
25-26 April Cape Town, South Africa
16-17 May Yokohama, Japan
Dates TBC London, Great Britain
18-19 July Hamburg, Germany
22-23 August Stockholm, Sweden
5-6 September Edmonton, Canada
15-20 September Chicago, USA

A possible tenth city could also be added to the calendar later in the year.

Auckland returns as a longtime event organiser of the Series, while the Gold Coast will appear for the first time since the Series’ inception in 2009.

After debuting on the calendar this year, Cape Town is slated to return for its sophomore appearance on the Series. Seasoned stops on the tour, Yokohama, London, Hamburg and Stockholm, will again offer top-notch racing.

After serving as this year’s Grand Final host, Edmonton will serves as the penultimate stop on the Series schedule before Chicago closes out the year on September 15-20.

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The final World Triathlon Series ranking score will continue to be obtained by adding the points gained in the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final plus the five best scores in the ITU World Triathlon Series events.

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