Spaniard Javier Gomez had to miss a lot of the 2016 WTS season and ultimately the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games due to injury. At the 2017 WTS season opener in Abu Dhabi, Javi returned to his glory and won the race.
Top 10 Moment of 2017 - Jake Birtwhistle miscounts the run lap
Thinking that he was about to claim his first WTS gold, Aussie Jake Birtwhistle sprinted off ahead of Mario Mola to enter the finish gate only to realize he had miscounted his running laps and still had one to go.
Top 10 Moment of 2017 - Mixed Relay makes it into Olympic Programme
It was a monumental and historical day for Triathlon in 2017 when the IOC officially announced the Triathlon Team Mixed Relay would be officially included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Prgramme. Some of the Elites helped ITU share the news!
Top 10 Moment of 2017 - Australia wins Mixed Relay Championship
Team Australia was trailing the Americans going into the final leg of the 2017 Mixed Relay World Championships, but a comeback performance from Jake Birtwhistle helped his team ultimately win the race and the crown!
Top 10 Moment of 2017 - Successful first Multisport Festival
The success of the first-ever ITU Multisport Festival that was held in Penticton, Canada was named as a 2017 Top Moment of the year. The event brought thousands of multisport athletes together and started a movement for the different race formats.
Top 10 Moment of 2017 - Jetze Plat wins World Championship in Rotterdam
Listing off the top 10 moments of the 2017 Triathlon season, Paratriathlete PTWC athlete Jetze Plat had a remarkable season, finishing it off by winning the World Championship Title in his home nation in Rotterdam.
Top 10 Moment of 2017 - Andrea Hewitt Abu Dhabi Sprint
Listing off the 2017 top moments of the year, the list began in WTS Abu Dhabi when Andrea Hewitt (NZL) beat Brit Jodie Stimpson in a blue carpet sprint to win the race. It was also the same venue that honoured her late fiance Laurent Vidal just a year earlier.
Top 10 Moment of 2017 - Jonny Brownlee carries his bike in WTS Yokohama
One of the top 10 moments of the 2017 Triathlon season was at WTS Yokohama when Brit Jonny Brownlee had a mechanical problem with his bike, so he carried it the last kilometre into T2 to continue in the race.
Top 10 Moment of 2017 - Flora Duffy wins back-to-back World Titles
Naming off the top 10 moments of the 2017 Triathlon season, one had to be Flora Duffy's performance at the Rotterdam Grand Final, where she was strong from start to finish to ultimately win and claim her second straight WTS World Crown.