In 1989, The International Triathlon Union was founded as the international governing body of the sport of triathlon around the world. The official distance for triathlon was set at a 1,500-meter swim, a 40-kilometer draft-legal bike and a 10-kilometer run. This standard distance is used for the World Triathlon Championship Series and is featured at the Olympic Games. The ITU grew to include over 170 National Federations around the world.
In October 2020, the organization officially rebranded with its new identity, World Triathlon, in order to better serve the development of the sport in all its forms. World Triathlon sanctions many races around the world, including the World Triathlon Championship Series, World Triathlon Cups, and Continental Cups.
For more information about World Triathlon, go to triathlon.org
World Triathlon Rankings can be found here.