The Accenture British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup welcomes some decorated additions to the 2018 line-up, seeing quartets from Australia, France, USA and New Zealand invited to go head-to-head against Britain’s Triathlon High-Performance Centres on Saturday 4 August.
The other international teams join a seven-strong line-up already set to dive into the London Docklands for the second installment of the event, with competing athletes to be announced in the coming weeks.
Andy Salmon, British Triathlon CEO said: “Having some top international squads in the mix will really put the cat amongst the pigeons at the Accenture British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup. With the mixed relay discipline making its Olympic debut in Tokyo in just two years’ time, what a great opportunity for our British squads to hone their skills and test themselves against some of the world’s top triathlon nations.”
Mark Elliot, Triathlon New Zealand High-Performance Director said “The opportunity to race another quality MR event is one that could not be missed. We just couldn’t make it work for our athletes race schedules last year. However, with our team coming off a solid block of training in Spain the timing was perfect for us to test our younger MR squad members in the Accenture British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup. Our athletes are really looking forward to competing alongside a quality field in London.”
The New Zealand team entered for the Accenture British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup on Saturday 4th August is Hannah Knighton, Dylan McCullough, Ainsley Thorpe, and Hayden Wilde.