2022 World Triathlon Multisport Championships Samorin

Alistair Brownlee

Welcome To Samorin

On behalf of the board and members of the Professional Triathletes Organisation I am excited to share our plans for the combined Collins Cup and World Triathlon Multisport Championships 2022. The inaugural Collins Cup in 2021 was a pivotal moment for the sport, with the highest prize purse in history and a groundbreaking made for TV format. In 2022, we are ready to take it to the next level by welcoming age group and aspiring World Champion athletes from around the globe to join us for what is set to be a 5-day multisport extravaganza. 

See you in Samorin!

Age-group Events & Courses

What Else Is Going On?

Collins Cup Opening Ceremony

See which athletes the Collins Cup Captains select to race as they battle for glory – live on stage.

World Triathlon Parade of Nations and Pasta Party

Welcoming the national teams from around the world to the x-bionic sphere with a pasta party celebrating the multicultural world of multisport.

PTO Tri Talks

The Ted Talks of the Triathlon world. Swim, bike, run and lifestyle tips from some of the world’s greatest professional triathletes.

Collins Cup Press Conference

Get athletes and captains’ reactions to Collins Cup race match-ups. Expect plenty of banter as the pros aim to psyche one another out before the big day.

PTO Tour Fan Zone

Tempt yourself with the latest gear, nutrition and tech plus a Kids’ Zone, food trucks and more surprises in store.

Collins Cup Champions Concert

Celebrate the champions of the Collins Cup pro race with an exclusive concert from Emma Drobna, Slovakia’s leading pop star.


Full Schedule

Travel & Accomodation

The World Triathlon Multisport Championships and Collins Cup will take place in Samorin near Bratislava in beautiful Slovakia. With the x-bionic sphere as a venue, everything is in easy reach for racers, family and friends – creating an unforgettable festival atmosphere.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you want to race the World Triathlon events, including the World Triathlon Long Distance Championship, World Triathlon Aquabike Championship and World Triathlon Aquathlon Championship, you will need to contact your national triathlon federation to state your interest and find out more about qualification criteria.

You can also enter the open age-group race at the Collins Cup, which does not require qualification.

The Collins Cup features an open age-group event, with no qualification criteria. Held over 100km with a 2km swim, 80km bike and 18km run, it’s exactly the same length and course as the World Triathlon events.

Simply head to the Collins Cup events page to learn more and enter.

The incredible x-bionic sphere sports resort is the National Olympic Training centre for Slovakia, 20km from the capital city of Bratislava. (45mins from Vienna) As well as a 5-star hotel, the complex includes 50m, 8 lane and a 25m training pools, IAAF standard athletics track, wellness centre, Olympic standard gymnasium and fitness centre. Situated on the banks of the river Danube, it has direct access to over 100km of traffic free running routes, as well as quiet country roads for cycling.

In a word – FAST! Jan Frodeno and Taylor Knibb had the fastest times at last years Collins Cup and with a similar course, we’re expecting records to be broken this summer. 

Specifically, the swim (2km) will be a single lap wetsuit swim in the River Danube, the bike is a single lap 80km route through the surrounding flat farmland and the run (18km) is a spectator friendly 3-lap course around the resort.

A little-known secret is that Bratislava is one of the most central locations in Europe – within 5hrs drive of 150m people! Our venue is 20 mins drive from Bratislava International Airport which has direct connections from across Europe including UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.

For those further afield – Vienna International Airport is less than an hour’s drive and has over 140 direct connections, from across Europe as well as US, Canada, Mexico and the UAE. 

All major car rental brands are available at both Bratislava and Vienna airports, with free onsite parking at the resort – or if you’d prefer an airport transfer, contact Nirvana Europe or our official transport partner Carson.

You can book accommodation at the x-bionic sphere’s onsite hotel through our exclusive travel partner Nirvana Europe. This includes half and full board options, with rooms from single to quad occupancy. 

There are a number of hotels in the nearby town of Samorin (5 mins drive) though many may choose to stay in the bustling capital of Bratislava, which is a 20 minute drive. Bratislava has a number of international hotel brands with prices from $65 euros per night. 

If you’d like help with bike transport, mechanics, or transport from Bratislava to the race venue, Nirvana Europe are here to help.

Yes! The entire philosophy of the PTO is that we believe watching triathlon can be just as fun as racing (though a lot less sweaty) – provided it’s ‘done right’. In addition to free grandstand seating provided throughout the venue, we have planned a whole host of athletic and non-athletic entertainment to keep you and your supporters, friends and family inspired and entertained including three big screens to watch the live action.

Come and watch the greatest athletes on the planet race for a $1,500,000 prize purse – and the glory of who will lift the Collins Cup.

We know triathlon isn’t the most accessible sport, so we’ve worked hard to make our racing as affordable as possible.

All registrants to the events will receive two complimentary tickets to the Collins Cup opening ceremony, Tri Talks and grandstand seating for the pro races.

If you have been double vaccinated, there are currently no restrictions for entry or travel within Slovakia. We will continue to monitor and update on any changes to this, with the most recent information available here.

For those who require Covid-19 testing on arrival or departure, this will be made available to book at the race venue.

We are closely monitoring the war in Ukraine. Currently, there are no restrictions, or any health and safety hazards connected to travel or stay in Slovakia. As an organisation, we condemn the actions of Russia – proceeds from the Collins Cup Charity Run will directly support those impacted from the war.

Race The Collins Cup

Collins Cup

Bratislava, Slovakia 20-21 August

Not looking for World Triathlon qualification but still want the race of your life? Take on the Collins Cup – a solo age-group race with a 2km swim, 80km bike and 10km run.

Get hyped with the pro race on Saturday then swim, bike and run to glory yourself!

Collins Cup

Bratislava, Slovakia 20th-21st August

Collins Cup Opening Ceremony

See which athletes the Collins Cup Captains select to race as they battle for glory – live on stage.

Collins Cup Opening Ceremony

See which athletes the Collins Cup Captains select to race as they battle for glory – live on stage.

Collins Cup Opening Ceremony

See which athletes the Collins Cup Captains select to race as they battle for glory – live on stage.

Collins Cup Opening Ceremony

See which athletes the Collins Cup Captains select to race as they battle for glory – live on stage.

Collins Cup – Watch Live In Person!

Watch the world’s best professional triathletes in action LIVE and in person at the x-bionic sphere as Team Europe attempt to defend their inaugural Collins Cup title against Team US and Team International.

Get up close to the action for all 12 match races, sit in the grandstand and don't miss a beat thanks to three big screens!

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