Date Published: 13 January 2014
There’s no need to worry about securing tickets to see the most exciting events of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – all three triathlon races will provide a free-to-view spectacle in the beautiful venue of Strathclyde Country Park.
The men’s and women’s elite races are scheduled for the opening day of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on Thursday 24 July and will follow the Olympic format (1500m swim, 40km cycle, 10km run).
Easily the most exciting addition to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be the new triathlon mixed relay event, which will take place on Saturday 26 July.
This thrilling race format will see teams of two male and two female athletes compete in a 400m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run, with each team member completing all three disciplines before tagging the next member of the team.
All three races are set to feature fierce competition from around the world and even between GB athletes more accustomed to racing together in British colours. The women’s race could see the likes of 2013 ITU World Champion Non Stanford
and two-time ITU World Champion Helen Jenkins
racing for Welsh glory before facing off against the Brownlees’ English team in the triathlon mixed relay, which is sure to make for compulsive viewing.
told BBC Radio Wales: “It will be an honour to stand on the start line representing Wales. We don’t get a chance to do that very often and we are a very proud country. It would be a very special moment.”
said: “In team racing anything can happen, it’s a unique format. I will be proud to be part of it and represent England in Glasgow if I’m selected in 2014.”
Triathlon England Chair, Jem Lawson, added: “The triathlon mixed relay is a tremendously exciting event, enjoyed by participants and spectators alike. It is a bold initiative from the Commonwealth Games organisers to include the race. It will be a great opportunity for the triathletes of Team England to challenge for medals, and also to be able to showcase the sport and the event.”