ITU Opens Bidding for 2014 World Triathlon Series

May 22, 2013

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has opened bidding for the 2014 World Triathlon Series to all National Federations and cities interested in hosting an event.

The elected cities will join Hamburg, London, Yokohama and Auckland who are already confirmed as a host of the race series.

ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado said: “With ever increasing media exposure and electric racing, the ITU World Triathlon Series is a pinnacle focus of the triathlon community.

“The sport’s growing popularity provides cities with the opportunity to gain global exposure and create a positive economic impact while promoting a healthy lifestyle to its citizens.”

In addition to competing for the title of World Champion, athletes vie for a total prize purse of approximately $2m, the greatest cumulative prize money in triathlon.

The 2012 season saw record high participation and an 18% increase in television exposure resulting from more than 1,000 hours of broadcast.