Nottingham hosted its debut ITU Mixed Relay World Series event today in the East Midlands, with the four-strong American team victorious after a fast and frenetic race.
The Brits – featuring a crack team of 2013 ITU World Champ Non Stanford, Derby’s ITU podium athlete Tom Bishop, Olympic Games bronze medallist Vicky Holland and two-time Olympic medallist Jonny Brownlee – had to settle for silver, but it did little to dampen the lively East Midlands atmosphere.
18 women are in the water and the debut #WTSNottingham#TriMixedRelay race has officially begun! Head on over to https://t.co/1kfqlhUSgA to catch this action for the next 1.5 hours! pic.twitter.com/0LsuzSU0Bf
— TriathlonLIVE (@triathlonlive) June 7, 2018
After its breakthrough event at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014, Mixed Relay has since been added to the Olympic Games schedule for 2020 and has witnessed the ITU create the Mixed Relay World Series, with the first 2018 leg taking place in Nottingham before heading to Hamburg and Edmonton in Canada.