ITU WORLD TRIATHLON MONTREAL
JUNE 29 Montreal, Que.
Since 2016, the unique Old Port of Montreal has been a stand-out venue for the World Triathlon Series circuit, however, in 2019, there are venue changes happening. The main venue will be the Grand Quay, described by ITU as a “new field-of-play offering indoor and outdoor infrastructures that will enhance the experience of athletes and spec- tators.” The quay is located in Old Montreal and the cycle segment, known to be technically and strategically challenging, will remain in the historic streets. The swim venue will be in the Alexandra Basin and athletes will run along the Lachine Canal, closer to the main venue.
Aside from the many professional triathletes competing, the race also attracts lots of amateurs from all ages and levels of ability in the standard, sprint, try-a-tri and corporate challenge categories. This is a very urban triathlon event, set among one of Canada’s oldest settlements. More than 20 per cent of participants are from outside the province and no doubt, their list of local things to do after the race will be quite long.