The three triathlon courses announced on Tuesday 3 October, will provide an iconic Gold Coast experience for athletes as well as a stunning backdrop for spectators and the global television audience.
Athletes will line-up at the start pontoon on the Broadwater, swimming an anticlockwise 750m course, the only open water swim at GC2018.
Triathletes competing in the 2017 Jewel Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial competition that took place on the Gold Coast in April this year.
Following the transition, the athletes will gear up for four 5km laps of a technically-challenging road course which stretches from Southport to Biggera Waters.
The run leg is set to deliver a fast and exciting finale to the race with two 2.5km laps of a flat course between Southport and Labrador.
The women’s Triathlon will have the honour of being the first medal event at GC2018, held on 5 April, followed shortly by the men’s race.
The inaugural Para Triathlon at a Commonwealth Games and an exciting Mixed Team Relay will round out the Triathlon program on 7 April.
The sprint format for the Individual Triathlon will comprise of a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run.
The Para Triathlon will have a similar format with a five-lap bike leg (25km) being the only difference to the Individual course.
The Mixed Team Relay will feature teams of four (two women, two men) racing in alternate order of female, male, female, male. Each team member will complete a 250m swim, 7km bike and 1.5km run and then tag their next team member into the race.
The Triathlon was introduced as a Commonwealth Games sport in 2002 at Manchester with subsequent editions in 2006 and 2014 with the individual races previously held over the Olympic distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run).
The Mixed Team Relay was added as an event at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
England has won the most gold medals in the Triathlon at a Commonwealth Games with three, while Australia has the most total medals at six.