Triathlon Mixed Relay

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Great Britain glorious in Mixed Relay

ITU’s Triathlon Mixed Relay format also known as 4 x Mixed Relay, consists of teams of four, compromised of two men and two women. Each athlete completes a mini triathlon of swimming, cycling and running, before tagging their team mate. Races last between an hour and ninety minutes depending on the course layout and are very explosive and exciting to watch.

The 2013 Team World Championships will take place in Hamburg, Germany on July 21st. Click here for more information on the 2013 World Championships.

ITU’s Triathlon Mixed Relay format is racing at its most thrilling. It’s energetic, exciting, uncompromising and action-packed. This innovative format also known as 4XMixed Relay, comprises of two men and two women. Each athlete completes a ‘super-sprint’ triathlon of swimming, biking and running, before tagging off to their next team mate. It’s non-stop action from the very beginning, and the pace is relentless. It is survival of the fastest.

The format has been quickly adopted globally, and was placed on the programme of the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games, with great success. The International Triathlon Union is passionate about having Triathlon Mixed Relay added to the Olympic programme, as the format appeals tremendously to youth. With numerous lead changes, lots of unpredictable drama and the display of team pride, the discipline develops the sport among new generations and new audiences. Additionally, the mixed relay format represents ITU’s commitment to promoting gender equality in sport, showcasing that men and women can practice the sport together on the same field of play.

The 2013 ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships will take place in Hamburg on Sunday July 21st. This year’s race will features teams from every continent, vying to claim the title back from reigning champions Great Britain, who have taken the crown in the previous two years. With the world’s best athletes on site, it is set to be some of the most spectacular racing ever witnessed.

The 2013 event will be broadcast internationally on many of the world’s largest broadcasters and will be also available to watch live on www.triathlon.org/tv. Follow all the electrifying action as it happens.