Excitement is building ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with the triathlon and paratriathlon events taking place within the first few days of the competition programme.
From when and where to watch to the athletes representing the Home Nations, here’s everything you need to know about the Birmingham 2022 triathlon and paratriathlon…
When are the triathlon and paratriathlon events being held?
The swim, bike, run events at Birmingham 2022 are split across two days, with the women’s individual race and the men’s individual race taking place on Friday (29 July) from 11am.
Triathlon will take centre stage on Friday with the individual triathlon events being the first medal event on the programme at Birmingham 2022.
Then two days later, on Sunday (31 July), the action returns to Sutton Park for both the men’s and women’s PTVI para triathlon races – with the PTVI category making its Commonwealth Games debut – and the mixed relay.
- Triathlon Men – Friday 29 July – 11:01
- Triathlon Women – Friday 29 July – 14:31
- Para triathlon – Sunday 31 July – 11:01
- Mixed Relay – Sunday 31 July – 14:31
Where are the triathlon and para triathlon events being held?
The triathlon and para triathlon events will be centred in and around Sutton Park, located six miles north of Birmingham city centre.
The individual triathlon and para triathlon events will be contested over the sprint distance of a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run.
The swim will be in Powell’s Pool, the largest of the park’s lakes, before athletes will then head out of the park on the bike for four laps around local roads and then re-enter the park for the run which will be two laps of 2.5km around the park.
The mixed relay triathlon will see each of the four athletes complete a 300m swim, 5km bike and 2km run.
Which athletes are representing the Home Nations?
Para triathlon – Rhys Jones (guide: Rhys James)
How can I watch?
Most of the route in and around Sutton Park is free to view and is non-ticketed, although a ticket is required for the spectator plaza and spectator seating stand overlooking transition and the finish. More information about watching in Sutton Park can be found on the Birmingham 2022 venue webpage here.
The BBC will be broadcasting live coverage throughout the Commonwealth Games with over 200 hours of action across 11 streams. Their coverage plans can be viewed here.
I’m feeling inspired, how can I get involved in swim, bike, run?
Find out more about taking your first steps into the world of swim, bike, run by visiting our get involved page here.
If you’re interested in getting started in paratriathlon, British Triathlon are holding a talent ID event on Sunday 11 September at Eton Dorney. More information can be found here.