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MIXED RELAY

As the Official Mixed Relay Partner, Accenture supports British Triathlon’s Mixed Relay elite events across the UK. The Mixed Relay format is racing at its most thrilling. It’s energetic, exciting, uncompromising and action-packed. The innovative format, also known as 4XMixed Relay, is comprised of two men and two women. Each athlete completes a ‘super-sprint’ triathlon of swimming, biking and running, before tagging their next team mate in a relay race. It’s non-stop action from the very beginning, and the pace is relentless. It is survival of the fastest. The format will be included as an Olympic event for the first time in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

ACCENTURE WORLD TRIATHLON MIXED RELAY NOTTINGHAM

Before Tokyo, global elite athletes will be returning to Nottingham for the second successive year for the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay, taking place on Saturday 15 June 2019. The event promises to be action-packed, with options to participate at all levels before watching the elite race.

International quartets will return to the banks of the River Trent, as the battle continues for qualification points to secure a place on the start line as Mixed Relay makes its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games. But the event is not all about the elite action; with over 200 Age-Group athletes having celebrated their blue carpet moment last year, the 2019 event welcomes the British Age-Group Sprint Distance Championships.

To take part, or secure grandstand seats for the elite action, visit https://nottingham.triathlon.org/ or email us for more information.



THE ACCENTURE MIXED RELAY TRIATHLON, CANARY WHARF

To try Mixed Relay for yourself, join us at the second Accenture Mixed Relay Triathlon in Canary Wharf on Tuesday 10th September 2019 – the only opportunity to take part in this elite format of the sport in London. The Accenture Mixed Relay Triathlon Canary Wharf is unique, fun and competitive, featuring an exciting virtual road race experience. Exclusively replicating the Olympic Mixed Relay format, mixed teams of four will compete in the ultimate super-sprint team triathlon in the heart of London.

If you would like to find out more about participating in this event please get in touch.

The Mixed Relay format was introduced by the ITU in 2009 after merging the previously individual men's and women's mixed relay titles. 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 promotes gender equality in sport, showcasing that men and women can practice the sport together on the same field of play.

Each athlete completes a super sprint triathlon before tagging their team mate. The sprint triathlon format can vary but is normally set at course distance of around 300m swim, 7.5km bike, 1.5km run. Races last between an hour and ninety minutes depending on the course layout and are very explosive and exciting to watch.