Olympic medallists Jonathan Brownlee and Vicky Holland have been included in Team GB’s squad for a World Triathlon event in Nottingham.
The pair will take part in the mixed relay event on Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment on June 7.
The six-strong British squad will compete in the event to secure the first points available in the Olympic qualification process for Tokyo 2020.
Former World Champion Non Stanford, Commonwealth bronze medallist Marc Austin, Commonwealth champion Jodie Stimpson and Tom Bishop make up the rest of the team.
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Mixed relay teams line up with two men and two women who will race over shorter distances than in the long-form individual event, with the entire event estimated to last an hour.
The prospective Olympians will take to the water of the River Trent to swim 750m then take to the streets of Nottingham to cycle 18km and run 4.5km.
Jonathan Brownlee, Olympic silver medallist, said: “The addition of mixed relay to the Olympic programme in 2020 is massive for our sport. It’s exciting, fast paced and extremely spectator friendly, and I’m sure Nottingham will put on a fantastic show.”
Over 15,000 fans watched the British triathlon mixed relay in the city in September.
Leader of Nottingham City Council, Cllr John Collins said: “This is a chance to see some of the best triathletes in the world, including Olympic medallists, Jonathan Brownlee and Vicky Holland.
It’s not often we get the opportunity to host world class events in the city, and last year’s event shows how exciting triathlon relay actually is.”
The elite race will start just after 6.30pm, following a schools event and amateur mass participation race earlier in the day.