Olympic preview: See how any two Rio-bound triathletes stack up with stats and splits
We’re under a week away from men’s triathlon and just over a week away from women’s triathlon at the 2016 Olympic Games and triathletes are beginning to make their way over to Rio for the long-awaited event. World Triathlon has released an interactive database so you can see how your favourite triathletes stack up against each other with career stats and splits.
Among the 50 men and women who will toe the startline are some serious national and international rivals who will be battling it out for medals for their country. On the men’s side, the Brownlee brothers have remained medal favourites in every race they’ve taken on since their gold and bronze medals at London 2012, but Spain and South Africa have proven to have athletes of the same calibre in current world no. 1 Mario Mola and sprint-distance star Richard Murray, respectively. The women’s race is equally as exciting with the incredible Gwen Jorgensen taking on London 2012 women’s gold medallist Nicola Spirig as well as who two strong team USA compatriots and the three WTS champions (Hellen Jenkins, Non Stanford and Vicky Holland) from Great Britain.
With such a dense field of talent and so many close favourites, both triathlons promise to be some of the most exciting in the sport’s history.
See how your favourites stack up head-to-head with World Triathlon’s stats cards for each of the triathlon contenders.