Final preparations are underway for this weekend’s Australian Standard Distance Triathlon Championships with one of Australia's most popular events, the Mooloolaba Triathlon, ready to welcome over 5,000 athletes from across the country and around the world for two days of exciting racing.
The Mooloolaba Triathlon has been a premier destination for multisport and triathlon communities since 1993, hosting some of sport’s greatest names, age groupers, newbies and support teams of family and friends.
The Standard Triathlon will take place on Sunday 12 March, with age group triathletes battling for Australian Championship honours across the 1.5km swim, 40km ride and 10km run.
The race also doubles as a National Selection Event for the 2023 Australian Age Group Standard Distance Triathlon Team heading to Pontevedra, Spain later in the year.
Saturday will see the Sprint Triathlon take place, consisting of a 750m swim, 20km ride and 5km run, finishing on the Mooloolaba Esplanade.
Geoff Meyer, Managing Director of Ocean for The IRONMAN Group, expressed his excitement for the upcoming event and emphasised how the Mooloolaba Triathlon has become a fixture on the Sunshine Coast's sporting calendar.
“The Mooloolaba Triathlon has become one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular events and we can’t wait to see more than 5,000 athletes out on course over two days of racing,” said Meyer.
“This is an event that welcomes athletes of all abilities and levels of experience with a great atmosphere across the weekend.
“For more than 30 years we’ve seen some incredible performances at the Mooloolaba Triathlon from those at the front of the race, as well as tens of thousands of athletes experiencing the sport for the first time, with the combination of the two part of the reason why it continues to be so popular.”
For more on the Mooloolaba Triathlon visit https://mooloolabatri.com.au/