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Triathlon and Para Triathlon Test Event  

Would you like to see a spectacular event this summer at the heart of Paris? Make sure you are free the weekend of 17 to 20 August and come along to enjoy the Triathlon! Link up with Paris 2024 around Pont Alexandre III for four mornings of three-dimensional test events, bringing together the best Triathletes and Para triathletes from around the world! 

The event in brief 

From 17 to 20 August 2023, Paris 2024 is organising four triathlon events to test several arrangements, such as the sports operations, one year before the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Triathlon and Para Triathlon Test Events will set off from Pont Alexandre III, one of the capital’s most iconic bridges, classed as a historic monument, which connects the Esplanade des Invalides on one bank and the Grand Palais and Petit Palais on the other. The route, created by Paris 2024 working closely with World Triathlon, is truly spectacular. The athletes will pass through the heart of Paris, taking in some of the capital’s most beautiful monuments.  

Paris, a pivotal stage in the quest for olympic slots

The men’s and women’s individual races will also offer potentially decisive points for the 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series. The stakes involved, the magnificent setting and the athletes present promise a breathtaking spectacle and outstanding performances, with the world’s best athletes coming to test out the route that will await them in Paris in 2024, ideal preparations with the Games less than one year away. We look forward to seeing many of you along the route – which is free to access – to watch their battle for the title of the world’s best triathlete, with the Paris 2024 Games in their sights!  

Four races on the programme  

  • Women’s individual event, on 17 August 2023, from 8am  
  • Men’s individual event, on 18 August 2023, from 8am  
  • Para triathlon race, on 19 August, from 8am  
  • Mixed relay, with a mixed team format, on 20 August, from 8am

Detailed schedule  

The test event news

Daily news from the triathlon and Para Triathlon test event

Race formats  

The individual triathlon races will follow the standard format (1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run), the renowned distances covered by the Triathlon since it was added to the Olympic Games programme in Sydney in 2000.  

The Para triathlon race will be based on a sprint format (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run).  

The mixed relay, the latest Triathlon race incorporated into the Olympic programme at the Tokyo Games, will adopt the super-sprint format (300m swim, 8km bike and 2km run per athlete).  

Routes in images  

Individual Triathlon Events

Mixed Relay Triathlon

Para Triathlon

How to watch the race  

Along the entire route, from Avenue Winston-Churchill to the Champs-Élysées and Quai d’Orsay, Rue du Bac and Quai Anatole France: from 17 to 20 August 2023, you will be able to freely watch the world’s best triathletes, at the heart of Paris!  

Sports information

Number of athletes: 130 (65 women and 65 men)  

Number of mixed relay teams: 25 (maximum)  

More information about Triathlon More information about Para triathlon

Follow the results  

World Triathlon Website