The 2007 ITU Aquathlon World Championships were held in Ixtapa, Mexico and consisted of a 2.5-kilometer run, 1-kilometer swim, and finished with another 2.5-kilometer run. American Sarah Groff won the women's title with a time of 32 minutes and 52 seconds. Mexican Sergio Sarmiento delighted the home crowds by taking the men's crown with a time of 29 minutes and 54 seconds, making him the only competitor to break the 30-minute barrier last year. Former Aquathlon World Champions include Sheila Taormina (2004 Triathlon World Champion and Olympian) of the United States and Tim Don (2006 Triathlon World Champion and two-time Olympian) of Great Britain.
More information on the 2008 ITU Aquathlon World Championships including course details and start lists will be available soon.