The countdown is well and truly on for Tokyo 2020! For all the Aussie triathlon fans out there, here is everything you need to know about triathlon in Tokyo and how to get behind the team.
WHAT'S ON | KEY DATES
While the individual triathlon event made its Olympic debut at the Sydney 2000 Games, Tokyo 2020 will see the Mixed Relay event make its Olympic debut. In the Mixed Relay a team of four athletes will each race a 300m swim, 6.8km bike and 2km run – before handing off to the next teammate, alternating female-male-female-male.
With 110 athletes across 38 countries set to take to the start line across the men’s and women’s individual triathlon and 18 teams to line up for the debut of the Mixed Relay – we are set for action packed racing ahead!
MENS INDIVIDUAL RACE
Monday 26th July
WOMENS INDIVIDUAL RACE
Tuesday 27th July
MIXED RELAY RACE
Saturday 31st July
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TRIATHLON IN TOKYO
In the men’s individual race Australia’s athletes will be towards the centre of transition, mount line side, with Jake Birtwhistle allocated number 10, Matt Hauser will wear number 11 and Aaron Royle number 12.
In the women’s individual race Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle will wear number 20, Jaz Hedgeland number 21 and Emma Jeffcoat number 22, and have been drawn close to the start of transition near the dismount line.
Mixed Relay start numbers are assigned according to the 18 teams’ world rankings - meaning France will take the top spot, followed by Australia (2), USA (3), Great Britain (4) and New Zealand (5).
Who will line up in Team Aus for the Mixed Relay? Stay tuned – teams for the Mixed Relay won’t be confirmed until 2 hours before the start of the race.
GET TO KNOW THE TEAM
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