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Kristian Blummenfelt continues his quest to qualify for next year's Olympics in Japan

Photo by: Janos Schmidt/ World Triathlon

One of the classic stops on the World Triathlon Championship Series (WTCS) calendar returns today as athletes look to earn valuable Olympic qualifying points for Paris next year for the 13th running of WTCS Yokohama.

Included in that list is defending Olympic gold medalist Kristian Blummenfelt, who has been spending much of his time dominating the world long-distance race scene. The Norwegian is fresh off a runner-up finish from the PTO European Open in Ibiza last week, which, as you can read in the link below, has only made him more motivated for more wins.

Kristian Blummenfelt is “F******* annoyed” with second. Scary for his competition, and a sign of an impressive legacy

Blummenfelt, the world champion in 2021, will take on the 2022 world champion, Leo Bergere, but the two are hardly the only men with podium aspirations. New Zealand’s Olympic bronze medalist, Hayden Wilde, Bergere’s countryman Dorian Coninx, South African Henri Schoeman (the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist) are others to watch, along with Portugal’s Vasco Vilaca, who will wear race #1. American Morgan Pearson will look to repeat his runner-up finish from 2021, which nailed him a spot on the US Olympic team.

All eyes on Taylor Knibb as 70.3 world champ returns to draft-legal racing in Yokohama

We previewed the competitive women’s race yesterday, which features the return of American Taylor Knibb, who will take on a strong field that includes countrywomen Taylor Spivey, Supper Rappaport and British stars Sophie Coldwell and Tokyo silver medalist Georgia Taylor-Brown.

There will also be a World Triathlon Para Series event to start the day off – it goes at 6:50 AM local time.

You can watch the live coverage of the race on TriathlonTV.com.

Coverage for the women’s race begins at 8:46 PM EST on Friday, May 12, with the men’s coverage starting at 11:36 pm EST on Friday, May 12.