With the 2016 Olympics on the horizon the world’s best triathletes will be hell bent on securing their spot on the team.
They will be doing this at each stop of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Series, including round three on the Gold Coast on April 11.
Also with triathlon making its debut at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio there is an increasing number of para triathletes competing in events as they make their bid to claim a historic place on the team to represent their country.
With the best triathletes in the world battling it out on the Saturday, age group athletes will get the chance to test their own limits in the Gold Coast Triathlon- Luke Harrop Memorial, the following day.
The Gold Coast Triathlon has a distance to challenge everyone from the experienced triathlete to the rank beginner. The distances on offer are:
Gold Coast Triathlon 750m swim | 20km cycle | 5km run
Gold Coast Enticer Tri 300m swim | 10km cycle | 2.5km run
Gold Coast Superkidz Tri 100m swim | 2km cycle | 400m run
The course for the ITU race will also provide athletes with a preview of what they will be facing at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. At the same time some of the athletes who could be representing Australia at the Commonwealth Games will be fighting for the Luke Harrop Junior Athlete Bursary - awarded to the highest ranked male and female over three races – Noosa Triathlon, Mooloolaba Triathlon and Gold Coast Triathlon.