ITU opens bidding for 2017 World Paratriathlon Events
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has opened bidding for the 2017 ITU World Paratriathlon Events (WPE) and ITU World Paratriathlon World Cup (WPWC) to all National Federations and cities interested in hosting the premier races. Following the successful debut of paratriathlon’s at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, ITU offer elite competition for paratriathletes of all sport classes at World Paratriathlon Events and World Paratriathlon World Cups around the world. Paratriathletes gain points at each race to qualify for berths to the World Championships, which in 2017 will be held in conjunction with the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Rotterdam. Both events will be held on every continent, at least one race each, and can be combined with a World Triathlon Series or World Cup event or ran independently. Cities interested in hosting a World Paratriathlon Event or a World Paratriathlon World Cup must submit bid documents in conjunction with their respective National Federations before October 21.