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.

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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]

Results

4 x 4 Mixed relay

YearGoldSilverBronze
2009 [7]    Switzerland

Magali Messmer
Lukas Salvisberg
Daniela Ryf
Ruedi Wild

  Australia

Emma Moffatt
Courtney Atkinson
Emma Snowsill
Brad Kahlefeldt

  Canada

Lauren Campbell
Brent McMahon
Kathy Tremblay
Simon Whitfield

2010 [8]    Switzerland

Nicola Spirig
Sven Riederer
Daniela Ryf
Ruedi Wild

  France

Jessica Harrison
Frédéric Belaubre
Carole Péon
David Hauss

  New Zealand

Kate Mcllroy
Tony Dodds
Nicky Samuels
Ryan Sissons

2011 [9]   Great Britain

Jodie Stimpson
Jonathan Brownlee
Helen Jenkins
Alistair Brownlee

   Switzerland

Melanie Hauss
Ruedi Wild
Nicola Spirig
Sven Riederer

  Germany

Anja Dittmer
Maik Petzold
Svenja Balzen
Steffen Justus

2012 [10]   Great Britain

Vicky Holland
William Clake
Non Stanford
Jonathan Brownlee

  France

Jessica Harrison
Tony Moulai
Carole Péon
Vincent Luis

  Russia

Irina Abysova
Dmitry Polyanskiy
Alexandra Razarenova
Alexander Bryukhankov

2013 [11]   Germany

Anja Knapp
Jan Frodeno
Anne Haug
Franz Loeschke

  New Zealand

Andrea Hewitt
Tony Dodds
Kate McIlroy
Ryan Sissons

  United States

Sarah Groff
Ben Kanute
Gwen Jorgensen
Cameron Dye

2014 [12]   Great Britain

Lucy Hall
Jonathan Brownlee
Vicky Holland
Alistair Brownlee

  France

Cassandre Beaugrand
Dorian Coninx
Audrey Merle
Vincent Luis

  Hungary

Zsófia Kovács
Tamás Tóth
Margit Vanek
Ákos Vanek

2015 [13]   France

Jeanne Lehair
Dorian Coninx
Audrey Merle
Vincent Luis

  Australia

Gillian Backhouse
Aaron Royle
Emma Jackson
Ryan Baillie

  Great Britain

Vicky Holland
Gordon Benson
Non Stanford
Mark Buckingham

2016 [14]   United States

Gwen Jorgensen
Ben Kanute
Kirsten Kasper
Joe Maloy

  Australia

Charlotte McShane
Jacob Birtwhistle
Emma Jackson
Ryan Bailie

  Germany

Laura Lindemann
Jonathan Zipf
Hanna Philippin
Gregor Buchholz

2017 [15]   Australia

Charlotte McShane
Matthew Hausser
Ashleigh Gentle
Jacob Birtwhistle

  United States

Kirsten Kasper
Ben Kanute
Katie Zaferes
Matthew Mcelroy

  Netherlands

Maaike Caelers
Marco Van Der Stel
Rachel Klamer
Jorik Van Egdom

2018 [16]   France

Léonie Périault
Dorian Coninx
Cassandre Beaugrand
Vincent Luis

  Australia

Natalie Van Coevorden
Aaron Royle
Ashleigh Gentle
Jacob Birtwhistle

  United States

Kirsten Kasper
Ben Kanute
Katie Zaferes
Kevin McDowell

Team Relay Championships

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

Men's championship

YearGoldSilverBronze
2003  Australia   Spain   Ukraine [17]
2006  United States   Germany   Canada [18]
2007  Russia   Germany   Spain [19]

Women's championship

YearGoldSilverBronze
2003  Australia   Spain   Italy [17]
2006  Italy   United States   Spain [18]
2007  Russia   Ukraine   Italy [19]

References

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  5. "Tokyo 2020: Mixed-gender events added to Olympic Games". BBC Sport. 2017-06-09. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
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  10. "2012 Stockholm ITU Team Triathlon World Championships : 4xMixed Relay : Results". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  11. "2013 Hamburg ITU Team Triathlon World Championships : 4xMixed Relay : Results". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  12. "2014 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships : Jul 13 2014 : 4xMixed Relay : Results". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  13. "2015 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships : Jul 19 2015 : 4xMixed Relay : Results". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  14. "2016 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships : Jul 17 2016 : 4xMixed Relay : Results". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  15. "2017 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships : Jul 16 2017: 4xMixed Relay : Results". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  16. "2018 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships : Jul 15 2018: 4xMixed Relay : Results". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
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  18. 1 2 "2006 Cancun ITU Elite Team Triathlon World Championships : Elite Men : Results". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  19. 1 2 "2007 Tiszaújváro ITU Elite Team Triathlon World Championships : Elite Men : Results". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 21 September 2011.