If it looks as though fewer ath­letes are com­pet­ing at the ITU World Triathlon Se­ries this year, your eyes aren’t de­ceiv­ing you

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THE ITU HAS an­nounced that the num­ber of rac­ers will be re­duced from 65 to 60, while elite com­pe­ti­tions on the Grand Fi­nal and World Cups will see 70 ath­letes race as op­posed to the usual 75.

The para­triathlon fields, on the other hand, have largely been in­creased, along with the num­ber of races. “Three races, which will be held along­side a World Triathlon Se­ries in Gold Coast, Yoko­hama and Ed­mon­ton, will of­fer higher points to para­triath­letes to en­cour­age ath­letes to fo­cus on these pin­na­cle events,” says the ITU. “An ad­di­tional four Para­triathlon World Cups will be held around the world, with the pos­si­bil­ity to add more races.”

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