Age-Group Selection Information

SELECTION DETAILS FOR WORLD TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022

All athletes wishing to compete in the 2022 World Triathlon Age-Group Championships (Multisport and/or Triathlon) must meet selection requirements set by Triathlon New Zealand.

2022 Age Group Selection Flow Chart

2022 World Triathlon Championships – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Event Date: 5-6 November 2022
Event Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Distances: Standard and Super Sprint Triathlon, Standard Aquabike

To view details of the event check the announcement here

The team representing New Zealand at the 2022 World Triathlon Championships will be updated here once selected.

2022 World Triathlon Championships – Montreal, Canada

Event Date: 22-26 June 2022
Event Location: Montreal, Canada
Distances: Sprint Triathlon and Mixed Relay

To view details of the event check the announcement here

The team representing New Zealand at the 2022 World Triathlon Championships will be updated here once selected.

2022 World Triathlon Multisport Championships – TBD

Event Date: TBD
Event Location: TBD
Distances: Sprint Duathlon, Standard Duathlon, Cross Triathlon, Aquathlon, Mid Distance Triathlon, Mid Distance Aquabike

The team representing New Zealand at the 2022 World Triathlon Multisport Championships will be updated here once selected.

DETAILS FOR WORLD TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021

All athletes selected to compete in the 2021 World Triathlon Age-Group Championships (Multisport and/or Triathlon) have been notified. Please note that some World Championship events will not be taking place in 2021. If your event has been cancelled please make yourself familiar with the validation process to retain your spot on the team for 2022.

2022 Age Group Selection Flow Chart

2021 ITU Age-Group Grand Final – Edmonton, Canada

Event Date: 17-22 August 2021
Event Location: Edmonton, Canada
Distances: Standard and Super Sprint Triathlon, Standard Aquabike

To view all of the event details check out their website here

AGE GROUP RACING HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY WORLD TRIATHLON

2021 ITU Age-Group World Championship – Bermuda

Event Date: 15 – 17 October 2021
Event Location: Bermuda
Distances: Sprint & Mixed Relay Triathlon

To view all of the event details check out their website here – to be updated

The team representing New Zealand at the ITU Age Group Grand Final will be updated here once selected.

2021 Age-Group Multisport World Championships – Almere, the Netherlands

The ITU Multisport World Championships will be organized by the team of CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM.

To view the event details head to their website HERE

Event Date: 3-12 September 2021
Event Location: Almere, Netherlands

Distances: Long Distance Triathlon and Aquabike

CANCELLED BY WORLD TRIATHLON – Duathlon (sprint/standard), Cross Triathlon and Aquathon

The team representing New Zealand at the ITU Multisport World Championships will be updated here once selected.

CONFIRMED SELECTION EVENTS – More selection events to be announced 

* School events are not selection events for World Triathlon Championships

Important Information

There may be a small number of athletes that will turn 16 after the 2nd January 2021 – placing you in both the Under 16 Junior Series and Secondary Schools category AND the 16-19 Sprint  Championships category. Please contact Mel Saltiel to discuss options mel.saltiel@triathlon.kiwi before the 12th March 2022.

For for information contact us on info@triathlon.kiwi

Garth Barfoot is generously continuing his support of Aquabike and has some incredible prize offerings available for athletes competing in either the Standard and Mid Distance Aquabike events. These prize packages will be made available to athletes who meet the criteria and have qualified for the Tri NZ Age-Group Team of 2022.

Full details can be found here – 2022 Aquabike Prize offering

2022 Selection Policies – World Triathlon Multisport Championships – Townsville, Australia

Date 18-28 August 2022

2022 Sprint Duathlon AG Selection Policy

2022 Standard Duathlon AG Selection Policy

2022 Aquabike AG Selection Policy

2021 ITU Long Distance Triathlon AG Selection Policy

2021 Cross Triathlon AG Selection Policy

2022 Selection Policies – World Triathlon Championships – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Date: November 2022

2022 Standard Triathlon AG Selection Policy

 

2022 Selection Policies – World Triathlon Championships – Montreal, Canada

Date: June 2022

2022 Sprint Triathlon AG Selection Policy

 

Selection Policy for Super Sprint Triathlon, Standard Aquabike, Mixed Relay Triathlon

Alternative Selections

2022 Nomination Form

This form is ONLY for athletes competing in the NZ 2021/22 selection events.

Do Not complete this form if you are unable to attend the selection race.

Do Not complete this form if you are validating your spot from 2021

If the race you wish to gain selection for is not listed above, please see the below “Special Circumstance Form”

 

2022 World Champs Validation Application

This form is ONLY for athletes who HAD ALREADY qualified for the 2021 Age Group World Team and have completed a validating race.

To confirm your spot for the 2022 World Champs Team you MUST complete this form, otherwise we will deem you forfeiting your spot.

 

2022 Special Circumstances Form

Complete this form IF:

  • There is no appointed selection event for the World Championship team you wish to be selected for.
  • Extenuating circumstances prevent you from competing in a selection race
  • Extenuating circumstances prevent you from finishing the selection race
  • You entered the selection race but your finish result was affected by extenuating circumstances.

2021 Selection Policies  ITU Multisport World Champs – Almere, the Netherlands – Date 3-12 September 2021

2021 Sprint Duathlon AG Selection Policy

2021 Standard Duathlon AG Selection Policy

2021 Aquabike AG Selection Policy

2021 ITU Long Distance Triathlon AG Selection Policy

2021 Cross Triathlon AG Selection Policy

2021 Selection Policies Standard Triathlon – World Championships – 17-22 August 2021

2021 Standard Triathlon AG Selection Policy

2021 Sprint Triathlon AG Selection Policy

 

Selection Policy for Super Sprint Triathlon, Standard Aquabike, Mixed Relay Triathlon

Alternative Selections

FAQ

COMPETE IN ONE OR MORE OF THE CONFIRMED SELECTION EVENTS BELOW

Eligibility criteria

You MUST on selection race day:

  • Be a citizen of New Zealand, be a permanent resident of New Zealand or have been residing in New Zealand for a minimum of 12 months.
  • Be a current member of Tri NZ (TRIBE) and be in good standing with Tri NZ (One Day and Social member excluded)
  • Be a current member of a Tri NZ Affiliated Club

Race qualification standards

You MUST on selection race day:

  • finish within 20% of the gendered age group winners time
  • finish within the number of allocated slots (based on AG finished position)

*The only exception to the 20% threshold  is where the winner finishes 5/10/15 minutes or more ahead of second place. In this instance, the 20% threshold is taken from the second place getters time.

All athletes racing in selection races must submit a selection nomination form in the set out deadline. Check the relevant selection policy for further details. 

To be selected in the NZ Age Group Team athletes should:

 

  • Compete in a selection event
  • Meet eligibility requirements
  • Meet race qualification standards
  • Complete and return a Selection Nomination Form no later than two working days after the selection event

These events are privately owned and operated independently of the ITU World Championships. Selection information on Kona, IROMMAN 70.3 World Championships and Xterra can be found on their website.

 

Athletes competing in these events are also encouraged to take out Triathlon New Zealand’s Insurance Policy to ensure they are adequately insured while travelling, competing and training.

 

For more information on this policy, contact triworlds@triathlon.kiwi

If circumstances prevent the athlete travelling to New Zealand to attend the selection event, they may still be considered under special circumstance selection. However, the following must apply to the athlete:

 

  • Must be a Triathlon New Zealand member (TRIBE) and New Zealand citizen.
  • Must complete the online application within 2 working days of the final New Zealand selection race of that discipline.
  • Member of an affiliated Triathlon New Zealand club*

 

Consideration will be given to athletes who are unable to compete in (or finish) the selection event, however, there is a limited capacity for these considerations and selection will be at the discretion of the Age Group Selection Committee.

 

Athletes who:

 

  • have entered a selection event and their performance was adversely affected by illness/injury/mechanical problems. The athlete must complete and submit their Special Circumstance Form online within 2 working days of the selection race that they had entered and for which their performance was affected.
  • are unable to compete at any selection event due to health/surgery/other extenuating circumstances. The athlete must complete and submit their special circumstance form online within 2 working days of the final selection race of that discipline.
  • have raced in Junior Elites or Under 23 selection races but not age group selection races will not receive automatic selection into age group teams. For such athletes, a Special Circumstance Form must be completed within 2 working days of the final age group selection event of that discipline.

 

*It’s not compulsory for athletes to belong to an affiliated club but Triathlon New Zealand encourages all athletes to.