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Summary

  1. Event being held as a duathlon (cycling & running) following persistent rainfall
  2. Leeds triathlon winner Georgia Taylor-Brown included in preliminary Great Britain squad
  3. Alex Yee, Sophie Coldwell and Ben Dijkstra also named in GB Team
  4. Second of four events in the 2019 World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series
  5. Triathlon Mixed Relay will debut at Tokyo Olympics in 2020

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Triathlon reduced to duathlon

    Originally billed as a triathlon, it was announced on Friday that this weekend's event would become a duathlon, with the swimming leg of the race taken out.

    The reasoning behind this was due to the amount of rainfall that had taken place in the area during the week which had resulted in an increased flow rate and adverse water quality in the River Trent.

    Saturday's race will now consist of a cycling and a running leg.

    Screenshot of statement regarding Triathlon race.
  2. What are the British team’s chances?

    Home advantage helped Team GB finish second behind the United States at the inaugural event in Nottingham last year.

    But a quartet of Vicky Holland, Thomas Bishop, Non Stanford and Alex Yee were seventh at this season’s opener in Abu Dhabi, when the Australian team pipped the US to victory.

    Britain does have pedigree in the event, having won the World Championships in Hamburg three times, but their last medal was a bronze in 2015.

    They finished fourth last year in Hamburg and were sixth in Edmonton in the final race of the World Series.

    Alex Yee
    Image caption: Alex Yee is part of Great Britain's preliminary team for Saturday's race in Nottingham
  3. Who are the favourites?

    There was only five seconds between winners Australia and the second-placed Americans in the season opener and they should be the ones to watch again in Nottingham.

    New Zealand and France were involved in a close battle for bronze, with the Kiwis coming back strongly in the final leg to force their way on to the podium.

    Australia's Emma Jeffcoat
    Image caption: Emma Jeffcoat will be part of Australia's team in Nottingham
  4. Did you know...

    The mixed relay will be contested at the Olympics for the first time at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Points earned at the World Series events in 2018 and 2019 will help determine qualification, adding extra importance to this weekend’s event in Nottingham.

  5. What is the World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series?

    It was launched last year to run alongside the World Triathlon Series. The series has increased from three to four events this year, with the first held in Abu Dhabi in March and the second in Nottingham, before the annual World Championships in Hamburg on July 6 and the final race in Edmonton on July 21.

    2019 Mixed Relay Triathlon calendar

    Abu Dhabi, March 8/9

    Nottingham, June 15

    Hamburg, July 6/7

    Edmonton, July 20/21

  6. How can I watch the World Triathlon Series?

    All times are BST and subject to change

    There will be two hours of live coverage on BBC Two from 16:00 BST. You can also catch up on the action on the BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website, mobile app and Connected TVs.

    Saturday 15th June

    World Triathlon Mixed Relay – 16:00-18:00 BST (BBC Two)

  7. Get Inspired: How to get into triathlon

    Get Inspired

    #GetInspired

    Like running, swimming or cycling? Fancy doing all three, one after the other? If you answered yes to the previous two questions then triathlon is the sport for you!

    The Olympic distances are a 1.5km swim, followed by a 40km cycle, rounded off with a 10km run. But don't feel daunted, it really is for everybody, as 63-year-old Grandma Sue Faulkner proved in 2015!

    The sport has a range of distances and formats to cut your teeth on, and as long as your daily exercise includes all three disciplines, you can call yourself a triathlete with pride. Find out all you need to know here, or get involved by finding your local club British Triathlon's club finder.

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    Video caption: Louise Minchin: How BBC Breakfast presenter & others caught the triathlon bug