With 100 days to go until the 2023 World Triathlon Multisport Championships Ibiza, World Triathlon President and IOC member Marisol Casado and High Sports Council (CSD) president Mr. José Manuel Franco opened official formalities at the presentation of the Multisport Championships, hosted at the headquarters of the High Sports Council.
“We are delighted and it is a great honour to work and connect with Ibiza. Thanks to the work in Ibiza, in this Multisport World Championships, we will once again see Elite and Para Multisport Championships taking place simultaneously with the Championships for Age Groupers,’ said World Triathlon President and IOC member Marisol Casado.
The 2023 World Triathlon Multisport Championships Ibiza will run from 29 April – 07 May.
During the official presentation of the Multisport World Championships, José Manuel Franco, president of the CSD, said: “Today is a great day for Spanish sport and in particular for Spanish Triathlon. Ibiza is an amazing island and I am convinced that it will be a successful event, both from a sporting and organisational point of view, as Spain has already demonstrated on many occasions that it is a world leader in organising events”.
In addition to the attendance of President of World Triathlon and IOC Member Marisol Casado and the CSD, José Manuel Franco, the event was attended by important stakeholders including member of the IOC (International Olympic Committee), Mr. José Hidalgo, president of the Spanish Triathlon Federation, Mr. Salvador Losa, Ibiza’s Sports Councillor and the athletes Sara Pérez Sala, Emilio Martín, Marta Francés and Samuel Rodríguez.
The 2023 Multisport World Championships Ibiza will be the start of a historic year for Spanish Triathlon; Spain will also host the European Championships in Madrid and the World Series Grand Final in Pontevedra.
“This year, Spain will be the epicentre of Triathlon; everything important will happen in this country,” said José Hidalgo, president of the Spanish Triathlon Federation. “Ibiza will be the kick-off and all the indicators that we are handling show that we are going to break records in terms of participation. I think we are going to beat by far the numbers of the best World Championships held so far. Ibiza and Spain are going to beat records. It will also be the Championships of “experiences” because competitions will be held in iconic places and we will be offering a varied and attractive agenda. Thus, we will have the best World Championships ever”, concluded Hidalgo.
Ibiza will be the epicentre of Multisport from the 29th of April to the 7th of May, welcoming the world’s best multisport athletes at Elite, Para and Age-Group levels.
“We want to position ourselves as a destination also for sports tourism and we believe that hosting this World Championships is the consolidation of all the work we have been doing; we are very proud of the achievements and we are sure that something spectacular will come out of it. We have the hotel infrastructure, the communications, the gastronomy, the culture, the coves. It will be something that will remain in everyone’s memory for many years to come,“said Salvador Losa, Ibiza’s Sports Councillor.
For more information on how to participate contact your National Federation.