Edmonton will host a leg of the 2019 International Triathlon Union Mixed Relay Series, along with the World Triathlon Series already set to be staged in July in the Canadian city.

The Mixed Relay Series will have five stops in 2019, with the World Championships held in Hamburg, Germany. Abu Dhabi will be the first stop of the second season of the series, with other hosts in Nottingham (UK) and Tokyo.

“We are delighted with Edmonton hosting once again not only a World Triathlon Series, but also a Mixed Relay race, showing their commitment to the format that will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020, only a few weeks before the same city, Edmonton, hosts the ITU Grand Final in 2020,” said ITU President Marisol Casado.

Edmonton has been a regular ITU host in recent years, staging the World Championships in 2001 and 2014. It will host the championships again in 2020. The city has also hosted nine world cup events and a stop on the World Triathlon series since 2015.

“We are very excited to host the Mixed Relay once again,” said World Triathlon Edmonton President Sheila O‘Kelly. “After the success and learnings from the 2018 event, we are committed to showcasing this new and exciting format to the masses and are proud to be the only Mixed Relay stop in the Americas.”