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There are three Events at the Youth Olympic Games Triathlon program: Men, Women and 4 x Mixed Team Relay. The competition format for individual competitions includes a one lap 750m open water swim, a four lap 20km bike and a two lap 5km run. The 4 x Mixed Team Relay competition is a one lap 250m open water swim, a one lap 6.6km bike and a one lap 1.8km run.
The maximum number of athletes competing in the Youth Olympic Triathlon individual competition is 64 with 32 men and 32 women and 16 teams in team competition.
Teams are constituted by Continent (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania) and there can be several teams for each continent. Each team comprises of two men and two women. Each athlete completes a super-sprint triathlon, before tagging off to their next team mate. The order of the team members is fixed, with the first and third team members being women, while the second and fourth members are the men.
Women’s event - Sunday 17th August at 9.00am
Men’s event - Monday 18th August at 9.00am
4 x Mixed Relay - Thursday 21st August at 9.00am
*Full Triathlon schedule and results available on the official Nanjing 2014 website.