World Triathlon Explainer: Triathlon Mixed Relay

19 Jan, 2023
The Triathlon Team Mixed Relay format showcases racing at its most thrilling, where the individual sport combines with pure team spirit to produce fireworks on the blue carpet! All four athletes on a team must complete a super-sprint triathlon - 300m swim, approx 6.6km bike and 1km run - before tagging off to a teammate (for the Paris 2024 Olympic cycle, the order is always male-female-male-female). Among the most exciting aspects of the races for spectators is the athletes’ dramatic sprint and dive after being tagged by their teammate, as well as the intensity and speed from start to finish, with tight, back-and-forth lead changes and team pride the hallmarks of the events.