BRAZIL WINS GOLD IN TRIATHLON MIXED RELAY EVENT
Each team was made up of four athletes: two men and two women. The Brazilian team completed the circuit setting a time of 1:20.34.
Lima 2019 witnessed the first time the triathlon mixed relay competition has ever taken place at the Pan American Games. Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia. Cuba, Ecuador, United States, Mexico and Peru representatives gathered at Agua Dulce Beach (Chorrillos) to start the circuit with the swimming leg.
Women were in charge of the first relay. People started arriving at Costa Verde at 7:00 and gave non-stop encouragement to the competitors as they entered the cold sea. Four minutes later, Brazilian Lusia Baptista rushed out of the water to continue with the cycling leg. Ada Bravo started the circuit for the Peruvian team.
The pack of athletes left the Costa Verde with their bicycles and headed up to Malecón Grau, up Tenderini exit, toward Avenida Huaylas to complete the 6.6-kilometer course and then finish the 1.5-kilometer course of the running leg between Los Pavos beach and Agua Dulce beach.
Each of the four members of the teams, made up of two women and two men, followed the same circuit.
Eventually, Brazil was the winner of the triathlon mixed relay. The Brazilian team was made up of Lusia Baptisa, Kaue Willy, Vittoria Lopes and Manoel Messias, who completed the circuit with a time of 1:20.34. Canada finished second with 1:20.51, while Mexico reached the third place in a time of 1:20.57.
The Peruvian team, made up of Ada and Rodrigo Bravo, Blanca Kometter and José Gómez, completed the circuit in a time of 1:31.36.
The triathlon mixed relay stood out for its flawless organization. The Peruvian National Police started the street closure plan on July 28 at 23:00, ending on July 29 at 12:15 as planned. Around 100 police officers supervised the route and the street closure during the event.
Meanwhile, Lima 2019 volunteers were in charge of guiding the hundreds of spectators gathered at the esplanade and the streets where the 40 athletes competed. In a nutshell, everything went as planned.