From 29 August to 1 September 2019, Lausanne will host the Grand Final of the World Triathlon Series. Show and emotions in perspective.
More than 3500 professional and amateur triathletes from all over the world are expected to take part in these world championships, whose different routes will liven up the shores of Lake Geneva for a weekend.
Friday, August 30, the first day of this World Triathlon event, will be dedicated to the next generation of the world's elite with the junior and under 23 events.
On Saturday, August 31, the Elite Men's and Women's races will take place. These events will be broadcast live on national television channels and will crown the world's top two triathletes within a year of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Saturday will not be exclusively reserved for professionals, as amateur triathletes in the "Age Group" category will embark on a new Sprint course (750m swimming, 20km cycling and 5km running) in Lausanne.
The competition will feature a more eclectic programme on Sunday, September 1st, with the amateur triathletes running the Standard distance (1,500m swimming, 40km cycling and 10km running) in the morning and the Paratriathlon event in the afternoon. The U23/Junior Mixed Relay, a spectacular discipline that will make its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, will close this weekend of endurance.
The detailed programme of the event can be found at https://lausanne.triathlon.org/fr/infos-pratiques/schedule/. Registrations for these various events are open today and are made via the national federations.
An event for athletes looking for new emotions on the programme
To ensure that amateur sports enthusiasts from French part of Switzerland can also take part in this global event, a popular event open to all will be held on Friday 30 August at 5.45 p.m. on a fun course of 400m swimming, 15km cycling and 4km running. Athletes may register in the individual or relay category. This race will be a unique opportunity to get to know the sport. Registration for this event will open in March 2019.