Triathlon in Malta was established in the mid 1980s through the efforts of the first ever winner of a triathlon race in Malta Dr Peter Borg Costanzi. Borg Costanzi was also instrumental in establishing the Malta Triathlon Association and serving for a number of years as its first-ever President. The first ever triathlon race in Malta was held on 28 September 1986.
The Malta Triathlon Federation is currently composed of 180 members and organises the Annual National Triathlon Championships, the National Duathlon Championships and the National Aquathlon Championships. It also assists it affiliated clubs with the development of the sport and other club races. The Federation has its own nursery for youth triathletes – the MYTA – Malta Youth Triathlon Academy which oversees the development of children and youths between the age of 6 and 20 years.