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Team Canada takes third at inaugural Mixed Relay Cup

Brown, Briand, Sharpe and Findlay earned the bronze medal at British Triathlon's inaugural event.

On Saturday, the city of Nottingham, U.K. played host to the inaugural British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup, hosting 17 international and domestic teams for a super-sprint relay format race.

Broadcasted live on BBC One, the race featured teams comprising two men and two women, who each completed a super-sprint triathlon – a 300m swim, 7.5km bike ride and 1.5km run – before ‘tagging’ their team-mate to take over. A sold-out grand stand of fans cheered for the 13 domestic teams and four international teams at the exciting, fast-paced multisport race.

The Mixed Relay triathlon will debut as an Olympic event at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Team Canada, comprised of Joanna Brown, Paula Findlay, Matt Sharpe and Jeremy Briand, took third place at the event:

The team of four competed together together for the first time on Saturday, but most of the team members had competed as part of a Mixed Relay before.

In July, Canada placed fifth in the Mixed Relay World Championship in Hamburg, Germany.