Triathlon at the Olympics
There are four main events that will be held at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and each of them is worth watching. Find out about Mixed Relay, Distance, Qualifications, and Medals. The Tokyo triathlon takes place at Odaiba Park, an island in Tokyo Bay. The triathlon begins with a 1.5 km swim from a pontoon to Bird Island, where the course continues for a 950-m first loop and 550-m second loop. The run course features a 10 km course that finishes next to Tokyo Bay.
The Mixed Relay triathlon was part of the Olympic Games in 2020, held at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo on 31 July 2020. In 2021, the Mixed relay triathlon will be a part of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Olympic triathlon events can range from 1.5 to 40 kilometers (22 to 53 miles). This distance has also been called the Sprint distance. The Sprint distance is the most popular domestic triathlon format. The Sprint distance is half the length of the Olympic and Standard distances.
The triathlon will return to the Olympic programme in Paris 2024 with women’s, men’s and mixed relay competitions. Tokyo 2020 introduced a mixed-relay event. In Tokyo, Alistair Brownlee was omitted as a qualifier due to his age, and he went on to win the men’s competition.
There have been many medal winners in triathlon at the Olympics. Great Britain is currently leading the way with eight triathlon medals. This year, they are the most successful nation ever in the sport.
The start of the triathlon at the Olympic Games was fraught with drama. After a false start, competitors were forced to regroup and restart the event a few minutes later. It was a tense race, with two-thirds of the field diving into the water and being hauled back. The Australian triathlete Jake Birtwhistle broke his nose during the chaos.