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History

1987

First Triathlon de Paris, with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop and a start from Deligny Swimming Pool, near the Pont de la Concorde. 600 athletes took part in the inaugural edition.

1994

The Triathlon de Paris is the demonstration event of the celebrations marking the centennial of the Olympic Games. The appeal of the triathlon leads IOC members to vote in favour of adding the sport to the programme of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

1997-2006

Hiatus.

2007

Rebirth of the event, now held near the Hippodrome of Longchamp.

2010

The Triathlon de Paris moves to the Pont Alexandre III and Jardins du Trocadéro.

2012

4 500 participants start the race.

2013

The Triathlon de Paris is cancelled as a result of a sailing ban in the Seine.

2015

Garmin comes on board as a major sponsor and the race changes its name to Garmin Triathlon de Paris. The event starts in Choisy-le-Roi, at the leisure area of Paris-Val-de-Marne.

2017

The Garmin Triathlon de Paris returns to Paris with a swimming sector in the Canal de l'Ourcq, near la Villette pool.

2019

The Triathlon French Federation (FFTIR) chooses a new organizer, Amaury Sport Organisation.

Parc de la Villette becomes the long-term home of the Garmin Triathlon de Paris and the heart of the event.

A Sprint distance is created.