ITU Aquathlon World Championships

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The ITU Aquathlon World Championships have been held annually since 1998, typically a few days preceding and in the same location as the ITU Triathlon World Championships, however since 2007 the championships have been held as totally separate events in different locations. The championships involve a continuous swim-run, typically with run being 5 km and the swim being between 750m and 1 km (however the distances have varied during the event's history). The championships are organised by the International Triathlon Union.

The sport of aquathlon consists of a continuous, two-stage race involving swimming followed by running. The International Triathlon Union (ITU) and its member federation organizations sanction competitions and govern the sport. An aquathlon is also called an "aquathon." The ITU and USA Triathlon sanctioning organizations generally use the term aquathlon.

International Triathlon Union international triathlon governing body

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is the international governing body for the multi-sport disciplines of triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and other nonstandard variations. The ITU host the top level international race series the ITU World Triathlon Series and the ITU Triathlon World Cup. More recently, the ITU created a long distance race circuit with official world championships. Long Distance Triathlon races are closer in length to Ironman Triathlon races owned and organized by the World Triathlon Corporation.

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Champions

Men's championship

YearGoldSilverBronze
1998Flag of New Zealand.svg  Shane Reed  (NZL)Flag of France.svg  Benjamin Sanson  (FRA)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Craig Alexander  (AUS)
1999Flag of New Zealand.svg  Shane Reed  (NZL)Flag of New Zealand.svg  Paul Amey  (NZL)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Levi Maxwell  (AUS)
2000Flag of New Zealand.svg  Matt Reed  (NZL)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Brad Kahlefeldt  (AUS)Flag of Brazil.svg  Paulo Miyasiro  (BRA)
2001Flag of Spain.svg  Iván Raña  (ESP)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Richard Stannard  (GBR)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Filip Ospalý  (CZE)
2002Flag of New Zealand.svg  Kris Gemmell  (NZL)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Andriy Glushchenko  (UKR)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Filip Ospalý  (CZE)
2003Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Richard Stannard  (GBR)Flag of New Zealand.svg  Brent Foster  (NZL)Flag of Brazil.svg  Paulo Miyasiro  (BRA)
2004Flag of New Zealand.svg  Shane Reed  (NZL)Flag of Hungary.svg  Csaba Kuttor  (HUN)Flag of New Zealand.svg  Kris Gemmell  (NZL)
2005Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Tim Don  (GBR)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Richard Stannard  (GBR)Flag of Brazil.svg  Paulo Miyasiro  (BRA)
2006Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Richard Stannard  (GBR)Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Daniel Lee  (HKG)Flag of New Zealand.svg  Clark Ellice  (NZL)
2007Flag of Mexico.svg  Sergio Sarmiento  (MEX)Flag of Brazil.svg  Antônio Mansur  (BRA)Flag of Mexico.svg  Eder Mejia  (MEX)
2008Flag of New Zealand.svg  Brent Foster  (NZL)Flag of Brazil.svg  Antônio Mansur  (BRA)Flag of Mexico.svg  Crisanto Grajales  (MEX)
2009Flag of Brazil.svg  Antônio Mansur  (BRA)Flag of Brazil.svg  Wesley Matos  (BRA)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Adam Carlton  (AUS)
2010Flag of Slovakia.svg  Richard Varga  (SVK)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Daniel Halksworth  (GBR)Flag of Hungary.svg  Attila Fecskovics  (HUN)
2011Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Richard Stannard  (GBR)Flag of Israel.svg  Ran Alterman  (ISR)Flag of Brazil.svg  Leandro Barbosa  (BRA)
2012Flag of Slovakia.svg  Richard Varga  (SVK)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Richard Stannard  (GBR)Flag of Serbia.svg  Ognjen Stojanović  (SRB)
2013 [1] Flag of Slovakia.svg  Richard Varga  (SVK)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ivan Ivanov  (UKR)Flag of Hungary.svg  Csaba Rendes  (HUN)
2014 [2] Flag of Japan.svg  Yuichi Hosoda  (JPN)Flag of Japan.svg  Ryosuke Yamamoto  (JPN)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Yegor Martynenko  (UKR)
2015 [3] Flag of Slovakia.svg  Richard Varga  (SVK)Flag of Russia.svg  Igor Polyanski  (RUS)Flag of the United States.svg  Matt McElroy  (USA)
2016Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Alistair Brownlee  (GBR)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Richard Varga  (SVK)Flag of the United States.svg  Tommy Zaferes  (USA)
2017Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Matthew Sharpe  (CAN)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  John Rasmussen  (CAN)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Aiden Longcroft-Harris  (CAN)
2018Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Emmanuel Lejeune  (BEL)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Nathan Breen  (AUS)Flag of France.svg  Alexis Kardes  (FRA)

Source: [4]

Women's championship

YearGoldSilverBronze
1998Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Rina Hill  (AUS)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Nicole Hackett  (AUS)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Melanie Mitchell  (AUS)
1999Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Rina Hill  (AUS)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Nicole Hackett  (AUS)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Michelle Dillon  (GBR)
2000Flag of Spain.svg  Pilar Hidalgo  (ESP)Flag of Spain.svg  Ana Burgos  (ESP)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Pip Taylor  (AUS)
2001Flag of the United States.svg  Siri Lindley  (USA)Flag of New Zealand.svg  Rina Hill  (NZL)Flag of the United States.svg  Sheila Taormina  (USA)
2002Flag of Brazil.svg  Sandra Soldan  (BRA)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Jill Savege  (CAN)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Lenka Radová  (CZE)
2003Flag of Brazil.svg  Carla Moreno  (BRA)Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Elizabeth May  (LUX)Flag of New Zealand.svg  Anna Cleaver  (NZL)
2004Flag of New Zealand.svg  Samantha Warriner  (NZL)Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Elizabeth May  (LUX)Flag of Italy.svg  Charlotte Bonin  (ITA)
2005Flag of the United States.svg  Sheila Taormina  (USA)Flag of Brazil.svg  Carla Moreno  (BRA)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Lenka Radová  (CZE)
2006Flag of the United States.svg  Sara McLarty  (USA)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Eslpeth McGregor  (CAN)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Maria Barrett  (GBR)
2007Flag of the United States.svg  Sarah Groff  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Kelly Cook  (USA)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Ayesha Rollinson  (CAN)
2008Flag of Mexico.svg  Claudia Rivas  (MEX)Flag of Mexico.svg  Melody Ramírez  (MEX)Flag of Mexico.svg  Dunia Gómez  (MEX)
2009Flag of New Zealand.svg  Samantha Warriner  (NZL)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Maxine Seear  (AUS)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Lisa Mensink  (NED)
2010Flag of Hungary.svg  Margit Vanek  (HUN)Flag of Hungary.svg  Szandra Szalay  (HUN)Flag of Italy.svg  Gaia Peron  (ITA)
2011Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Elizabeth May  (LUX)Flag of Brazil.svg  Jessica Souza Santos  (BRA)
2012Flag of New Zealand.svg  Nicky Samuels  (NZL)Flag of Ireland.svg  Emma Davis  (IRL)Flag of Croatia.svg  Tea Milos  (CRO)
2013 [1] Flag of Russia.svg  Irina Abysova  (RUS)Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Claire Michel  (BEL)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Yuliya Yelistratova  (UKR)
2014 [2] Flag of New Zealand.svg  Anneke Jenkins  (NZL)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Yuliya Yelistratova  (UKR)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Hannah Kitchen  (GBR)
2015 [3] Flag of Russia.svg  Anastasia Abrosimova  (RUS)Flag of Russia.svg  Elena Danilova  (RUS)Flag of Macau.svg  Long Hoi  (MAC)
2016Flag of Russia.svg  Mariya Shorets  (RUS)Flag of Russia.svg  Anastasia Abrosimova  (RUS)Flag of Russia.svg  Valentina Zapatrina  (RUS)
2017Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Emma Pallant  (GBR)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Delia Sclabas  (SUI)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jacqueline Slack  (GBR)
2018Flag of Iceland.svg  Edda Hannesdottir  (ISL)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Hannah Kitchen  (GBR)Flag of Serbia.svg  Vida Medic  (SRB)

Source: [4]

Venues

YearDateLocationDistances (kilometers)
First RunSwimSecond Run
1998 8 November Flag of Australia (converted).svg Noosa, Australia 2,512,5
1999 31 August Flag of Australia (converted).svg Noosa, Australia 2,512,5
2000 28 October Flag of Mexico.svg Cancún, Mexico 2,512,5
2001 18 July Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Edmonton, Canada 20,752
2002 3 November Flag of Mexico.svg Cancún, Mexico 2,512,5
2003 December Flag of New Zealand.svg Queenstown, New Zealand 2,512,5
2004 5 May Flag of Portugal.svg Madeira, Portugal 2,512,5
2005 8 September Flag of Japan.svg Gamagōri, Japan 3,211,6
2006 30 August Flag of Switzerland.svg Lausanne, Switzerland -14
2007 12 May Flag of Mexico.svg Ixtapa, Mexico 2,512,5
2008 28 June Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey, Mexico 2,512,5
2009 9 September Flag of Australia (converted).svg Gold Coast, Australia 2,512,5
2010 8 September Flag of Hungary.svg Budapest, Hungary 2,512,5
20117 September Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing, China 2,512,5
20127 October Flag of New Zealand.svg Auckland, New Zealand 2,512,5
201311 September Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, England 2,512,5
201427 August Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Edmonton, Canada 2,512,5
201516 September Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, USA -15
2016 14 September Flag of Mexico.svg Cozumel, Mexico 2,512,5
2017 25 August Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Penticton, Canada 2,512,5

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