The mixed relay will be contested at the Olympics for the first time at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Points earned at the World Series events in 2018 and 2019 will help determine qualification, adding extra importance to this weekend’s event in Nottingham.
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It was launched last year to run alongside the World Triathlon Series. The series has increased from three to four events this year, with the first held in Abu Dhabi in March and the second in Nottingham, before the annual World Championships in Hamburg on July 6 and the final race in Edmonton on July 21.
2019 Mixed Relay Triathlon calendar
Abu Dhabi, March 8/9
Nottingham, June 15 - report
Hamburg, July 6/7
Edmonton, July 20/21
After last month's trip to Nottingham, the triathletes head to Hamburg for the next round of the World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series.
Full coverage details:
Sunday, 7 July
05:00-06:35 - Elite women's race (replay), BBC Red Button
06:35-08:10 - Elite men's race (replay), BBC Red Button
08:10-10:10 - Mixed relay, BBC Red Button and online
12:00-13:30 - Highlights, BBC Two (repeated 18:35, 21:25 & 00:20, BBC Red Button)
Like running, swimming or cycling? Fancy doing all three, one after the other? If you answered yes to the previous two questions then triathlon is the sport for you!
The Olympic distances are a 1.5km swim, followed by a 40km cycle, rounded off with a 10km run. But don't feel daunted, it really is for everybody, as 63-year-old Grandma Sue Faulkner proved in 2015!
The sport has a range of distances and formats to cut your teeth on, and as long as your daily exercise includes all three disciplines, you can call yourself a triathlete with pride.
Find out more about how to get involved in Triathlon with Get Inspired's handy guide here.