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With race season finally here, it’s time to queue up your DVRs and clear your calendars to track the biggest races of the year. But unlike baseball or football, there’s no one league with one schedule to follow all year. In triathlon, you have to look at the Ironman schedule and the Challenge schedule and the World Triathlon schedule—and then there are exciting new events like Super League and the Collins Cup. And then you have to use your triathlon deduction and sleuthing skills to figure out which events will have the most competitive start lists and how to watch them.
It can be exhausting–and you’re not even the one racing!
So on this page, we’ve compiled our calendar of the biggest triathlons of the year and how to watch them. (A warning: It’s likely to be updated and change as pros’ schedules change, so bookmark this page for easy reference as the season goes on.)
How to watch
As part of the broadcast partnership announced with Ironman, a dozen of the most competitive 70.3 races will be streamed live for free on Outside Watch this year, including the World Championships in October. They’ll then be available after the finish for O+ members. See the full schedule of events and watch live on Triathlete or Outside Watch. Download the Outside app for access to all live and on-demand Ironman coverage.
Ironman’s full-distance coverage will currently be available on Ironman’s Facebook pages.
TriathlonLIVE hosts all World Triathlon events—including World Triathlon Championship Series events, World Cups, paratriathlon events, and the mixed relay world championships.
Although the Super League Arena Games were hosted in conjunction with World Triathlon, Super League also announced a championship series for September and October. You can find where to watch via a comprehensive geo-tagged list of all the broadcast partners depending on where you live—that includes all the SLT races on Outside Watch in the U.S.
Pro Triathletes Organization
The PTO has also signed multiple broadcast deals, depending on the region, for their events: the Collins Cup, the Pro-Am, and the new U.S. and Canada Open. All the PTO races will be available on Outside Watch in the U.S. or visit the PTO website for the latest broadcast information.
Along with high-production broadcast shows airing on network TV at later dates, Clash is sharing live feeds on their Facebook page.
The rest of the independent races, whether from Challenge or the Couples Champions, have their own separate broadcasts or social coverage or tracking—depending on the event. We’ll be sure to keep this updated and we’ll have details on how to watch on the Wednesday or Thursday before the biggest races.
This article was originally published on March 28, 2022; it has been updated.
|70.3 Oceanside||April 2|
|Ironman African Championship (S. Africa)||April 3|
|Super League Arena Games||April 9, 23, May 7|
|Ironman 2021 World Championship (St. George)||May 7|
|WTCS Yokohama||May 14-15|
|LA Triathlon & PTO Pro-Am||May 15|
|70.3 N. American Championship (Chattanooga)||May 22|
|Challenge Championship (Slovakia)||May 22|
|Escape from Alcatraz||June 5|
|Ironman Euro Championship - WOMEN (Hamburg)||June 5|
|Sub 7/Sub 8||June 5-6|
|Ironman N. American Championship (Des Moines)||June 12|
|Ironman Asia-Pacific Champs (Cairns)||June 12|
|Ironman Euro Championship - MEN (Frankfurt)||June 26|
|70.3 European Championship (Elsinore)||June 26|
|WTCS Sprint & Relay World Championships (Montreal)||Jun 22-26|
|70.3 Les Sables||July 3|
|Challenge Roth||July 3|
|Clash Watkins Glen||July 9|
|PTO Tour: Canada Open||July 23-24|
|Commonwealth Games (Men's, women's, paratri, mixed relay)||July 29 & 31|
|70.3 Boulder||Aug. 6|
|Collins Cup||Aug. 20|
|World Triathlon Long-Distance Championships (Samorin)||Aug. 18-22|
|70.3 Zell am-See||Aug. 28|
|PTO Tour: US Open||Sept. 17-18|
|Super League Malibu||Sept. 17|
|XTERRA World Championship||Oct. 1|
|Ironman 2022 World Championship (Kona)||Oct. 6 & 8|
|70.3 World Champs (St. George)||Oct. 28-29|
|Super League Championship Finale||Oct. 29|
|WTCS Bermuda||Nov. 5-6|
|WTCS Grand Finale (Abu Dhabi)||Nov. 24-26|
|Clash Daytona||Dec. 2|
|70.3 Indian Wells||Dec. 4|