Twenty teams took part in the mixed relay and the US team (Kirsten Kasper) was the first to start cycling. But 16 participants already came to the transit zone. On the run of the first stage, a group of five leaders gathered: Yuko Sato (Japan), Kisren Kasper (USA), Charlotte McShane (Australia), Claire Michel (Belgium) and Jolanda Annen (Switzerland). But the first transfer of the torch to the leaders was added by Sophie Coldwell (Great Britain). After nine seconds from Yuko Sato, the relay passed to Gillian Sanders (South Africa), Anastasia Abrosimova (Russia), Maaike Caelers (Netherlands), Jeanne Lehair (France). Seventeen seconds lost to the Japanese Carolina Routier (Spain), Ilaria Zane (Italy), Amelie Kretz (Canada) and Anja Knapp (Germany). The remaining teams from New Zealand, Hungary, Brazil, Denmark, Austria and Mexico fought for getting into the top 10.
In the second stage, Frenchman Dorian Coninx and Ben Kanute (USA) left for the gap. The best time and stage for the Frenchman, who first handed the baton to Emily Morier. The Frenchwoman could not keep the lead and lost a minute and 16 seconds to the best time in the stage. France stopped the fight for the podium of the championship. And Katie Zaferes (USA) ran the first one in 15 seconds, followed by Joanna Brown (Canada), Rachel Klamer (Holland) and Lucky Hall (Great Britain).
The fourth stage was started by Matthew Mcelroy (USA), who was caught up by Alexis Lepage (Canada). In the bike race, in the turn, the Canadian skidded and he lost contact with the asphalt. The Canadian continued the race. And, along with Jacob Birtwhistle (Australia), Jorik Van Egdom (Holland) and Tomas Bishop (Great Britain), caught up with the leader of the race - and the final run was started by five. The pace of the Australian was beyond the power of the Canadian and the leaders left four. To finish the Australian attacked and the pace was supported only by Matthew Mcelroy, who finished second. The third place was played by Jorik Van Egdom and Tomas Bishop. After the finish line-up at the World Series in Hamburg, it was hard to imagine that Jorick would be able to fight for a prize place!
World champions in the mixed relay became the team of Australia (Charlotte McShane, Matthew Hauser, Ashleigh Gently and Jacob Birtwhistle). Second place behind the US team (Kirsten Kasper, Ben Kanute, Katie Zaferes and Matthew Mcelroy). Third place in Holland (Maaike Caelers, Marco Van Der Stel, Rachel Klamer and Jorik Van Egdom). In the top five finished the UK and Canada. In the top 10 finishes France, South Africa, Switzerland, New Zealand and Germany.
In the second ten the race was completed by Japan, Spain, Russia, Hungary, Italy, Denmark and Brazil. The Austrian team became circular in the fourth stage, and Katie Zaferes caught up with Adriana Barraza from Mexico in the third round.
Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships | 4xMixed Relay
1 Team I Australia AUS 01:22:38
2 Team I United States USA 01:22:42 0:00:04
3 Team I Netherlands NED 01:22:47 0:00:09
4 Team I Great Britain GBR 01:22:52 0:00:14
5 Team I Canada CAN 01:23:04 0:00:26
6 Team I France FRA 01:23:49 0:01:11
7 Team I South Africa RSA 01:24:05 0:01:27
8 Team I Switzerland SUI 01:24:08 0:01:30
9 Team I New Zealand NZL 01:24:11 0:01:33
10 Team I Germany GER 01:24:26 0:01:48
11 Team I Japan JPN 01:24:41 0:02:03
12 Team I Spain ESP 01:25:02 0:02:24
13 Team I Russia RUS 01:25:03 0:02:25
14 Team I Hungary HUN 01:25:15 0:02:37
15 Team I Italy ITA 01:25:24 0:02:46
16 Team I Denmark DEN 01:25:32 0:02:54
17 Team I Belgium BEL 01:25:50 0:03:12
18 Team I Brazil BRA 01:27:29 0:04:51
LAP Team I Austria AUT
LAP Team I Mexico MEX