Triathlon Mixed Relay

Team France earn brilliant 2018 U23-Junior Mixed Relay World title
Sep 16, 2018

Team France earn brilliant 2018 U23-Junior Mixed Relay World title

Team France became the 2018 ITU Mixed Relay U23 and Junior World Champions on Sunday following a dramatic finale to a gripping race. Consisting of Sandra Dodet,…

Welcome to Triathlon Mixed Relay

ITU’s Triathlon Mixed Relay format has brought racing at its most thrilling, where the individual sport combines with pure team spirit. Athletes must complete a super-sprint triathlon - 300m swim, 6.6km bike and 1km run - before tagging off to a teammate, always in the order female-male-female-male. Among the most exciting aspects of these races for spectators is the athletes’ dramatic sprint and dive after being tagged by their teammate, as well as the intensity and speed from start to finish, the tight back-and-forth lead changes and team pride that this innovative racing format elicits.

The very first ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships was held in Des Moines, Iowa, USA in 2009 when the Swiss Team claimed the World Crown. In 2013, the World Championships were hosted in the German city of Hamburg for the first time, where it has taken place annually ever since.

The entertaining format was soon embraced around the world and was included in major Games programmes such as the Youth Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games before, in 2017, it was announced that Triathlon Mixed Relay will make its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. In 2018, the inaugural Mixed Relay World Series saw three races take place - in Nottingham, Hamburg and Edmonton - at which ranking points for Tokyo were also awarded.

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