Questions and Answers
When and where is the event?
The ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2019 will be held from 29 August - 1 September in Lausanne, Switzerland.
What are the distances?
Olympic: swim* 1500m; bike 40km; run 10km
Sprint: swim* 750m; bike 20km**; run 5km
* Open water races
** Draft legal race
I’m not sure this is for me. What does it mean to race in a World Championship?
Triathlon is one of the few sports in the world where as an amateur / age grouper, you can represent your country.
It’s an opportunity to have fun, challenge yourself, and wear the Iceland flag with pride. We sent a team to London in 2013 and to Rotterdam in 2017 - talk to them about their experience.
How can I get involved?
Only national federations can register people for the event.
All information about how to qualify can be found here.
Is there a minimum age for participating?
Minimum age for the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2019 is 16 years for the Sprint distance and 18 years for the Olympic distance. Check point for the age of the participant is the age at 31 December of the year of the triathlon.
What can I expect?
The team will travel and stay together. A facebook group will be set up to provide updates, and you’ll get a chance to meet the team before departure.
Sarah Cushing will be the team manager for the event. Sarah has raced in 4 ITU world championship races (Auckland; London; Edmonton; Chicago), as well as organizing the Rotterdam event for Iceland competitors.
15 June: Laugarvatn triathlon qualifying race
22 June: Closing date for selection applications
29 Aug - 1 Sep: Race time
What will the cost of this be?
All selected athletes will need to pay their own way. An outline of costs to consider is below:
Sprint distance race entry fee
Olympic distance race entry fee
Uniform (including racesuit and teeshirt)
€789 per person twin share for 4 nights at 4* Hotel Starling
Includes: airport transfers; massage; race cancellation insurance; daily buffet breakfast; access to bike mechanic; bike build; event related transfers to opening and closing ceremonies, race registration, and race start.
How can I find out further information?
Check out https://lausanne.triathlon.
For those who qualify, information will be shared on a regular basis as we get closer to the race.
The following information outlines the selection policy and criteria for age group athletes in the Icelandic World Championship Triathlon Team to Lausanne, 2019.
Selection is based primarily on two key aspects:
All athletes wishing to gain selection must complete a Selection Nomination Form within seven days of the qualification event - Saturday 22 June, 2019.
Eligibility criteria. You must on selection race day:
Race qualification standards:
Overseas based Icelanders
If circumstances prevent the athlete from traveling to Iceland to attend the selection event, they may still be considered for special circumstance selection. However, the following must apply:
Consideration will be given to athletes who are unable to compete in (or finish) the selection event. Any special circumstances selection is at the selection committee’s discretion.
This includes athletes who:
The Icelandic Triathlon Federation needs to be able to demonstrate all selected athletes have met our criteria and can demonstrate an ability to compete at a world championship race. Therefore experience with open water races is preferred.
If you have any questions relating to the above policy, please contact the Age Group Team Manager, Sarah Cushing at firstname.lastname@example.org
A copy of the complete policy is here.