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Team Leader marks one year until Commonwealth triathlon racing


Thursday 29 July 2021 marks one year to go until the first day of swim, bike, run action at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, with leader of the Team England triathlon squad Jonathon Riall offering his insight on the coming 12 months.

The action in Sutton Park on Friday 29 July 2022 is made up of the individual men’s and women’s triathlon races, with the home nation the most successful triathlon nation in Commonwealth history having won five gold, three silver and one bronze medal.

At the last Games which took place on the Gold Coast in Australia, Jess Learmonth led the women with a silver medal as Vicky Holland (4th) and Sophie Coldwell (6th) also recorded top-ten finishes. In the men’s race, Jonny Brownlee was the highest place Englishman in 7th, with older brother Alistair 10th and Tom Bishop 19th.

The Gold Coast was also where paratriathlon made its Games debut, with Team England winning gold in both the men's and women's PTWC races thanks to Joe Townsend and Jade Jones-Hall. 

In 2022, paratriathlon PTVI racing will take place on Sunday 31 July alongside mixed relay triathlon in which England won silver in 2018.

Hear what Team England Triathlon Team Leader, Jonathon Riall had to say with one year to go to the Games.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will start on Thursday 28 July 2022 with the opening ceremony at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

The individual men’s and women’s triathlon races take place on the first day of competition, with men’s and women’s individual PTVI paratriathlon and mixed relay triathlon taking place two days later.

Residents of the West Midlands can enter a dedicated ticket ballot until 4pm on 30 July, with the main public ballot opening in September. For more information about tickets, the schedule and the Games, visit the event website via the button below.

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