The Europe Triathlon Age Group Sprint Championships will be integrated into the European Triathlon Championships Munich 2022 - themselves part of the multi-sport European Championships in the Germany city next year - as announced today by Europe Triathlon, the German Triathlon Union (DTU) and the Munich 2022 organising committee.
„We are very proud that we are able to provide the European age group athletes the opportunity to compete during the elite European Triathlon Championships that are part of the 2nd edition of the multi-sport 2022 European Championships hosted in Munich. Triathlon continues with its tradition to have elite and age group athletes racing in the same event. The finish and the atmosphere in the iconic Olympic Park will provide the athletes with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s a great opportunity especially for German athletes to race in front of a home crowd“, says Bernd Kapp, DTU vice president for grass root sport.
For Verena Dietl, sports mayor of the City of Munich, the integration is also an important sign: "Sport knows no limits - certainly no age limits. Therefore, I am very pleased that the Europe Triathlon Age Group Sprint Championships are also included in the European Championships Munich 2022 and that athletes of all ages have a chance of winning a medal. The finish in the impressive ensemble of the Olympic Park will not just only be reserved for the top athletes of the triathlon elite over the Olympic distance but will also be an unforgettable experience for the participants in the age group sprint distance."