All countries have revealed their team line-ups for the fourth edition of the ITU Mixed Relay World Championships in Stockholm.
Last year in Lausanne, the British team of Alistair Brownlee, Jonathan Brownlee, Helen Jenkins and Jodie Stimpson triumphed. This year, Jonathan Brownlee will team up with William Clarke, Vicky Holland and Non Stanford to try and defend their title.
Their biggest competition is set to come from Germany and France. Germany’s team claimed third last year, even after waiting to serve a penalty, they just held on to beat France who finished in fourth place. This year Germany’s team is Steffen Justus, Gregor Bucholz, Anja Knapp and Anne Haug.
Two National Federations have entered two teams, including Great Britain and Germany. Great Britain’s second team is Katie Hewison, Tim Don, Lois Rosindale and David McNamee, while Germany’s second team is Kathrin Mueller, Christian Prochnow, Rebecca Robisch and Franz Loeschke.
There have been four editions of the ITU Mixed Relay World Championships. Switzerland won the first two titles, in 2009 and 2010, before Great Britain’s dream team won it in 2011.
The Mixed Relay is a stadium event focused around the transition zone, with the athletes retuning on average every five to eight minutes creating a special atmosphere and memorable moments for committed fans and television viewers alike. The short distances, and numerous transitions results in non-stop action from start to finish, with the possibility of upsets at any stage.
The mixed relay made its major games debut at the inaugural Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games, and has been included on the programme for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.
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