Saturday, 9 June 2018

Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham 2018 REVIEW

Triathletes diving into the River Trent
Photo copyright Laura Patterson ©

On a mellow June evening, around the stunning setting of Nottingham's beautiful Victoria Embankment and River Trent, international triathletes came to town to spectacularly dive into the river, jump onto bikes and then run a circuit over Trent Bridge and Wilford Suspension Bridge in a heart-poundingly breathtaking inaugural event.

Jonny Brownlee
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In an unforgettable - and FREE - sight, to rousing cheers from the crowds of all ages lining the entire route, including spectators watching from outside pubs and bars on Trent Bridge, top athletes from eigtheen countries competed in Nottingham to earn qualification points for the next Olympics in Tokyo 2020.

For a thrillingly-superhuman ninety minutes, each mixed quartet raced valiantly around the course, and even the drops of rain that began to fell cleared away in respect for this superb sporting spectacle. Finally, Team GB's Non Stanford, Thomas Bishop, Vicky Holland and Jonathan Brownlee took second place, clinching the Silver Medal behind the winning American team with France coming in third.
Matthew McElroy from Team USA
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It's the second triathlon to take place in Nottingham in less than a year and if you missed this awe-inspiringly inspirational event, confidentially, we recommend you come runnin' swimmin' and cyclin' to the next one in 2019.

You can find lots more photos of the triathlon by Laura Patterson in glorious technicolour on our Nottingham Confidential Facebook Page

For more details about the next Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham in 2019, visit
Triathletes running along Victoria Embankment
Photo copyright Laura Patterson ©

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