ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships

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The ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships, is an annual team triathlon competition organized by the International Triathlon Union (ITU). The competition is completed in teams of four, two men and two women, with each member doing a super-sprint distance triathlon.

Triathlon sport which combines swimming, cycling and distance running

A triathlon is a multisport race with three continuous and sequential endurance races. The word is of Greek origin, from τρεῖς or treis (three) and ἆθλος or athlos (competition).

International Triathlon Union international triathlon governing body

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is the international governing body for the multi-sport disciplines of triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and other nonstandard variations. The ITU host the top level international race series the ITU World Triathlon Series and the ITU Triathlon World Cup. More recently, the ITU created a long distance race circuit with official world championships. Long Distance Triathlon races are closer in length to Ironman Triathlon races owned and organized by the World Triathlon Corporation.

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History

The first ITU relay event appeared in 2003 in Tiszaújváros, Hungary as the ITU Team Relay Championships, two races were run one for men's teams and one for women's teams every team would have three members who would each complete one leg and the teams combined time would be their total time. Despite being deemed a success the event would not return until 2006. The championship would return in 2006 and 2007 before once again lacking an annual competition in 2008. In 2009 the ITU went through a major reorganization of its top level competitions, the men's and women's relay championships where merged and the title would be contested as a mixed relay. [1] The event was initiated with the aim of getting more triathletes as well as the team triathlon discipline on the Olympic programme. [2] [3] The format appeared at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2014 Asian Games, which was considered a significant step towards adding team triathlon to the 2016 Summer Olympic programme. [4] In July 2013, the IOC executive board ruled that they would not add any new disciplines to the 2016 games for fear of putting additional financial pressure on Brazil. In June 2017 with the announcement of mixed gender events being added to the Olympic program the mixed team relay has gained Olympic status and will hold its inaugural Olympic event in the 2020 Olympics. [5] In 2018 it was decided that at three of the events of that years World Triathlon Series would also host a mixed relay event would be held alongside the men's and women's competition one of these would be the World Championship and all three events would grant points towards Olympic qualification and constitute the new ITU mixed relay series.In 2019 the number of mixed relays in World Triathlon Series would be upped to five and once again one of these would be the World Championship. [6]

Tiszaújváros Town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary

Tiszaújváros is an industrial town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 35 km (22 mi) south-east of Miskolc, near the river Tisza.

Hungary Country in Central Europe

Hungary is a country in Central Europe. Spanning 93,030 square kilometres (35,920 sq mi) in the Carpathian Basin, it borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west. With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is a medium-sized member state of the European Union. The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken Uralic language in the world, and among the few non-Indo-European languages to be widely spoken in Europe. Hungary's capital and largest city is Budapest; other major urban areas include Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs and Győr.

Triathlon at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics

Triathlon at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore took place at East Coast Park. There were competitions on August 15, 16 and 19.

Results

4 x 4 Mixed relay

YearGoldSilverBronze
2009 [7] Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland

Magali Messmer
Lukas Salvisberg
Daniela Ryf
Ruedi Wild

Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia

Emma Moffatt
Courtney Atkinson
Emma Snowsill
Brad Kahlefeldt

Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada

Lauren Campbell
Brent McMahon
Kathy Tremblay
Simon Whitfield

2010 [8] Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland

Nicola Spirig
Sven Riederer
Daniela Ryf
Ruedi Wild

Flag of France.svg  France

Jessica Harrison
Frédéric Belaubre
Carole Péon
David Hauss

Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand

Kate Mcllroy
Tony Dodds
Nicky Samuels
Ryan Sissons

2011 [9] Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain

Jodie Stimpson
Jonathan Brownlee
Helen Jenkins
Alistair Brownlee

Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland

Melanie Hauss
Ruedi Wild
Nicola Spirig
Sven Riederer

Flag of Germany.svg  Germany

Anja Dittmer
Maik Petzold
Svenja Balzen
Steffen Justus

2012 [10] Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain

Vicky Holland
William Clake
Non Stanford
Jonathan Brownlee

Flag of France.svg  France

Jessica Harrison
Tony Moulai
Carole Péon
Vincent Luis

Flag of Russia.svg  Russia

Irina Abysova
Dmitry Polyanskiy
Alexandra Razarenova
Alexander Bryukhankov

2013 [11] Flag of Germany.svg  Germany

Anja Knapp
Jan Frodeno
Anne Haug
Franz Loeschke

Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand

Andrea Hewitt
Tony Dodds
Kate McIlroy
Ryan Sissons

Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Sarah Groff
Ben Kanute
Gwen Jorgensen
Cameron Dye

2014 [12] Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain

Lucy Hall
Jonathan Brownlee
Vicky Holland
Alistair Brownlee

Flag of France.svg  France

Cassandre Beaugrand
Dorian Coninx
Audrey Merle
Vincent Luis

Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary

Zsófia Kovács
Tamás Tóth
Margit Vanek
Ákos Vanek

2015 [13] Flag of France.svg  France

Jeanne Lehair
Dorian Coninx
Audrey Merle
Vincent Luis

Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia

Gillian Backhouse
Aaron Royle
Emma Jackson
Ryan Baillie

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain

Vicky Holland
Gordon Benson
Non Stanford
Mark Buckingham

2016 [14] Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Gwen Jorgensen
Ben Kanute
Kirsten Kasper
Joe Maloy

Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia

Charlotte McShane
Jacob Birtwhistle
Emma Jackson
Ryan Bailie

Flag of Germany.svg  Germany

Laura Lindemann
Jonathan Zipf
Hanna Philippin
Gregor Buchholz

2017 [15] Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia

Charlotte McShane
Matthew Hausser
Ashleigh Gentle
Jacob Birtwhistle

Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Kirsten Kasper
Ben Kanute
Katie Zaferes
Matthew Mcelroy

Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands

Maaike Caelers
Marco Van Der Stel
Rachel Klamer
Jorik Van Egdom

2018 [16] Flag of France.svg  France

Léonie Périault
Dorian Coninx
Cassandre Beaugrand
Vincent Luis

Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia

Natalie Van Coevorden
Aaron Royle
Ashleigh Gentle
Jacob Birtwhistle

Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Kirsten Kasper
Ben Kanute
Katie Zaferes
Kevin McDowell

2019 [17] Flag of France.svg  France

Émilie Morier
Léo Bergère
Cassandre Beaugrand
Vincent Luis

Flag of Germany.svg  Germany

Laura Lindemann
Valentin Wernz
Nina Eim
Justus Nieschlag

Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia

Natalie Van Coevorden
Aaron Royle
Emma Jeffcoat
Jacob Birtwhistle

Team Relay Championships

Before the creationofthe mixed team relay, single gendered relay races were held intermittently.

Men's championship

YearGoldSilverBronze
2003Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine [18]
2006Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada [19]
2007Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Spain.svg  Spain [20]

Women's championship

YearGoldSilverBronze
2003Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Italy.svg  Italy [18]
2006Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Spain.svg  Spain [19]
2007Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Italy.svg  Italy [20]

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