The first race of the 2023 World Triathlon Para Series (WTPS) gets underway on March 16 in Devonport, Australia, to open this year’s WTPS action, with the stars of Para Triathlon, from around the globe, returning to the blue carpet.
Four World Para Series races lead up the World Triathlon Para Championships in Pontevedra this September; WTPS Devonport in March, WTPS Yokohama in May, WTPS Montreal and WTPS Swansea in July. For the 2023 World Triathlon Para Series events there are nine sport classes, combined into six medal events per gender, for para triathletes with an impairment competing over the sprint distance of 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run.
The International Paralympic Committee has approved 11 Para Triathlon medal events at the next edition of the Paralympics Games in Paris in 2024, with qualification commencing July 1, 2023 and continuing to July 1, 2024.
Recap the remarkable moments with the 2022 World Triathlon Para Champions and get ready to follow the extraordinary 2023 season ahead and the pathway to Paris 2024.
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2023 World Triathlon Para Series Devonport
18 March 2023, Devonport, Australia
Devonport is ready to roll out the blue carpet and host the opening race of the 2023 World Triathlon Para Series. The international fields, across nine classes, are stacked with Paralympians, world champions and rising stars, hoping to plot a route to Paris 2024. The event boasts a stunning sprint-distance course, located on the Coast of Tasmania alongside the Mersey River and the Bass Strait coast. The community is rich in triathlon history and support, hosting many triathlon and multisport events in the region.
2023 World Triathlon Para Series Yokohama
13 May 2023, Yokohama, Japan
The second stage of the 2023 series heads to Yokohama featuring harbour swim transitions, the bike portion through the city streets, with tight turns around the Kanagawa government building and in front of the iconic Ferris wheel and a single lap run to the blue carpet finish.
2023 World Triathlon Para Series Montreal
8-9 July 2023, Montreal, Canada
Parc Jean Drapeau, where the Formula 1 circuit is located, will set the scene for the para triathlon medal events, scheduled for the third stage of the World Para Series in 2022. The spectacular venue at the Parc will see the athletes take to the Bassin Olympique for the swim before transitioning out and onto five laps of the Gilles-Villeneuve race track, home of the F1 Grand Prix. The race concludes with two laps of the lake, providing an iconic setting to finish the race.
Montreal will be the third stop of the Para Series this year, after Devonport and Yokohama.
2023 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea
15 July 2023, Swansea, Great Britain
Race action returns to Swansea for the next edition of the World Para Series, starting from the Prince of Wales Dock. Para triathletes will cycle along the seafront promenade and through the city centre, before returning to transition. Swansea will be the fourth and final stop of the Para Series before heading to Pontevedra, Spain, for the World Triathlon Para Championships where 2023 world para triathlon champions will be crowned across six medal events per gender.
Pathway to Paris 2024
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has approved the Para Triathlon qualification system for Paris 2024, with 120 places on the line. At Paris 2024, medals are to be awarded for men and women in the PTWC, PTVI, PTS2, PTS4 and PTS5 categories, while medals are also to be awarded to men in the PTS3 competition. For all medal events, except the women’s PTS4, the nine top-ranked athletes on the World Triathlon Paralympic Qualification Ranking as of July 1 2024 will earn their nation a quota spot. There are a maximum of two spots available per National Paralympic Committee (NPC), per medal event. For the women’s PTS4, the top nine PTS4 athletes qualify under the same rules as the other categories, but the top five PTS3 athletes also qualify with a total maximum of three athletes per NPC.
Follow the World Para Series on all World Triathlon social media and communication channels and watch extended race highlights on TriathlonLive.tv.