The International Triathlon Union, USA Triathlon, the city's of Henderson and Las Vegas and Lowery's Multi-sport Races will host 2011 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in Henderson, Nev., USA, on Nov. 5, 2011. This is an honor that has not been awarded to any other organization in the United States in more than 12 years.
As the host city for the Nevada Silverman Triathlon for the past five years, the city of Henderson and Lowery's Multisport Races have significant experience and expertise in managing an event of this stature. In addition, southern Nevada boasts 145,000 hotel rooms and the fifth-busiest airport in North America.
Immenstadt, Germany hosted the 2010 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, The last time the Long Distance Triathlon World Championships were held in the United States was in 1996 in Muncie, Indiana.