39 years young
In 1983, the godfather of Triathlon in Australia, Garth Prowd, decided Noosa seemed like a pretty good spot for a race. 180 athletes toed the line that first year - helmets were optional, wetsuits were banned, and cyclists got lost on the course... but Noosa Tri was born and it quickly became the sport’s spiritual home in Australia.
Now, almost 4 decades later, Noosa Tri now lays claim as the largest Olympic distance triathlon in the world and is consistently ranked in the global top-ten triathlons by athletes.
The 5-day festival – which includes 11 events in all – hosts over 13,000 competitors supported by more than 30,000 spectators on race day. Since 2018 another 150,000 have been able to watch all the action of Super Saturday and Noosa Tri live and free on Facebook.
It’s no wonder athletes, legends, celebrities and supporters flock to Queensland to be a part of the magic of Noosa Tri.