The 2022 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships will cover the 100km distance, 2km swim, 80km bike and 18km run formats on Sunday August 21, with elite athletes and age groups vying for world titles. The Aquabike Age-Group races will also take place on Sunday, on a course of 2km swimming and 80km cycling. The events are part of the 2022 Triathlon Multisport World Championships and include long distance, aquathlon and aquabike races and take place in the iconic x-bionic® sphere sports complex, just 25 km from the historic capital. Bratislava. The event is organized by the Professional Triathlete Organization (PTO) and runs alongside the Collins Cup and PTO Age Group races from August 18-21, 2022. The Challenge Family team, who organized its flagship race The Championship at the same location for 5 years, as well as the 2021 Triathlon Multisport World Championships in Almere, are the Event Delivery partner.
Austrian Thomas Steger, who will wear number one, finished 5th at the 2021 Almere-Amsterdam Long Distance Triathlon World Championships and won gold at the 2019 Austrian Middle Distance Triathlon National Championships.
Next on the start list is Spaniard Pablo Dapena Gonzalez, who won the Fyn 2018 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships and Javier Gomez Noya’s silver at the Pontevedra 2019 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. In 2021, he crossed the finish line in 6th position at the 2021 Almere-Amsterdam Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. The Spaniard, who is a new father, says Samorin’s flat and fast course differs hugely from where he trains in Pontevedra, Spain, but is looking to add another long distance World Championship medal to the collection .
The competition will be fierce as Frenchman Pierre Le Corre makes his debut at the Samorin Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. Le Corre arrived in Samorin just days after winning the silver medal at the 2022 European Triathlon Championships in Munich. Le Corre mentioned that his French compatriots will be one to watch as well as New Zealander Kyle Smith, South African Jamie Riddle and German Florian Angert.
German Florian Angert, who won at the race venue in the 2021 Championship, will be one to watch. In 2019, Angert won silver at the 2019 GER Middle Distance Triathlon National Championships and is focused on earning a podium spot at the World Championships in Slovakia.
Kyle Smith has put together a streak of tremendous results in the middle distance in 2021 and will be looking to medal at the 2022 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships.
Jamie Riddle of South Africa, a rising star on the world triathlon circuit, will be another man to watch in this race. Riddle is strong across all disciplines and will be looking to stay on the heels of the swimming leaders, produce a powerful bike portion of the race and aim to be in the battle for the medal chase. Riddle has shown class on the world triathlon circuit throughout the 2022 season at the World Triathlon Championship Series and recently at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham representing South Africa.
Australian long course champion Tim Reed will line up in Samorin. Reed hasn’t competed in a world triathlon race since Huskisson in 2009, but comes to Samorin in incredible shape after a solid training block and with a wealth of long-distance race experience and results.
The women’s team is a mix of experience with Great Britain’s Lucy Charles-Barclay, back to racing after injury, on the start line of the Samorin Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. Charles-Barclay is one of the best long course triathletes in the world and will be looking to stage the perfect comeback race in Slovakia. The British triathlete, who loves to run, shared her ambition to compete in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in triathlon. All eyes will be on Charles-Barclay on Sunday at Samorin.
Sarissa DeVries of the Netherlands and gold medalist at the 2021 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships Almere-Amsterdam will wear number one while the French Manon Genet won silver at the 2021 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships Almere-Amsterdam will wear number three.
The rivalry between British duo Emma Pallant Browne and Barclay-Charles will be fierce and powerful on the course. Competition was a factor in Pallant Browne’s decision to compete in the World Long Distance Championships. Emma Pallant has proven herself to be one of the fastest women on the middle distance in triathlon and will be fierce competition at the 2022 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships.
Sweden’s Lisa Norden, Olympic silver medalist in 2012 and Olympian in 2008 and 2016. Norden, who has become a highly regarded middle and long distance athlete and arrives in Samorin as a big favorite for the Women’s Long Distance World Championships elite. Norden is focused on the 2022 IRONMAN World Championships in Kona in October.
Brazilian Luisa Baptista had a remarkable season, won bronze at the 2022 Triathlon World Cup in Arzachena, participated as Nicola Spirig’s team in the unique Sub7Sub8 project, where she showed her class throughout the marathon, proving to be one to watch in Samorin.
Check out the Elite athlete start lists and follow the Elite races in Samorin on TriathlonLIVE.tv from 9:00 a.m. local time.