Busselton 100 joins the Festival of Triathlon

New triathlon event set for Busselton

Triathlon WA have launched the SunSmart Busselton 100 triathlon event set to take place at the SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon on April 30, 2022.

Incorporating the iconic Busselton Jetty, Tuart Forest and Geographe Bay, Busselton will once again showcase its natural beauty during the event.

Participants will take on a 2 kilometre swim, 80km cycle and 18km run.

Now in its 21st year the Busselton Festival of Triathlon, will see the Busselton 100 event take place of the previously named, IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton and Busselton Half Ironman.

Triathlon WA executive director Asleigh Apps said the Festival of Triathlon was an iconic event, and they were excited to launch their new event concept, Busselton 100, with the community.

"The event is owned and run by Triathlon WA , the State Sporting Association, and provides an opportunity for the local community, intrastate and interstate participants to take part in multiple events over the weekend," she said.

"Busselton is a race destination, that is synonymous with triathlon, and we are excited to continue to host this event in years to come."

With the creation of the Busselton 100, and the addition of two other new events, Busselton Foreshore Triathlon and the Busselton Fun Run, the festival has opportunities for all levels of participation over the weekend.

"The Busselton Festival of Triathlon, which incorporates community participation and the State Long Course Championships, remains as one of our most popular events on the season calendar," Ms Apps said.

"Busselton is known as the home of long course racing in WA and provides another opportunity for athletes and their supporters to experience everything great that Busselton and the SouthWest has to offer."

State long course champion Matt Burton said the festival has long been an icon on the WA triathlon calendar and a memorable end to the season for the entire West Australian triathlon community.

"Busselton has long been a home away from home for me and as the event takes a new shape, I look forward to 2022 and defending my state long course championship at the Busselton 100," he said.

Triathlete Jason Rhine said the festival had been the most iconic race on the event calendar and a great way to wrap up the end of the season.

"What I love most about the festival is that it appeals to everyone from your pro triathletes, serious age groupers, first timers, corporate teams, families and kids," he said.

"After completing 10 long course Busselton races, I can't wait to race the new and improved Busselton 100 concept hopefully over the next 10 years and beyond."

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