Tokyo 2020: Para triathlon course revealed02.08.2018
Events to be staged against the backdrop of Tokyo’s iconic Bayside area
The Para triathlon course for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games has been unveiled by the Organising Committee and the International Triathlon Union (ITU). The course is the same as that being used for the individual and mixed relay triathlon events at the Olympics.
The races will start and finish in Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo Bay, an urban resort with white sandy beaches overlooked by Tokyo’s high-rise waterfront buildings which has been used as the venue for Japan's National Triathlon Championships for more than 20 years.
"We have been working hard with Tokyo 2020 to develop courses that will be exciting for the athletes and spectators alike. The location is perfect and it is incredibly exciting to be right in the heart of Tokyo at the Odaiba Bay."
The Para triathlon will consist of a 750m swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run, with the individual categories for the event still to be announced.
The swimming legs will take place in Odaiba Bay. The bike riding and running courses will wind their way in and around the park and will incorporate a number of technical features.
With shopping complexes and other attractions in the area, the races will be sure to draw thousands of spectators along every stretch of the course catching Olympic and Paralympic action and cheering on the athletes in the heart of the city.
Marisol Casado, President of the ITU and IOC Member, said, “I am extremely proud of the courses that will stage the Tokyo 2020 Olympic individual triathlon races, the mixed relay and the Para triathlon races. We have been working hard with Tokyo 2020 to develop courses that will be exciting for the athletes and spectators alike. The location is perfect and it is incredibly exciting to be right in the heart of Tokyo at the Odaiba Bay.
“It is a great opportunity to showcase this amazing city to the whole world as the best triathletes and Para triathletes on the planet compete among Tokyo's iconic landmarks."