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On the heels of the conclusion to the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) has announced 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.
“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 Cities
March 28-29 – Auckland, New Zealand
April 11-12 – Gold Coast, Australia
April 25-26 – Cape Town, South Africa
May 16-17 – Yokohama, Japan
Dates TBD – London, Great Britain
July 18-19 – Hamburg, Germany
Aug. 22-23 – Stockholm, Sweden
Sept. 5-6 – Edmonton, Canada
Sept. 15-20 – Chicago, USA
A possible 10th city could also be added to the calendar later in the year.
Auckland returns as a longtime event organizer 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 Sept. 15-20.
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. The 2015 WTS Series will also have big Olympic qualification consequences.