The men’s elite triathlon at the 2022 Commonwealth Games will provide one of the highlights of Friday’s action as the showpiece event properly gets under way.
Some of the finest stars in the world will lock horns in the UK city of Birmingham with a prized gold medal on offer for the winner.
Will Alex Yee go one better on home soil than he did in Tokyo last summer?
Will New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde be too strong for Yee in the latest instalment of their gripping rivalry?
These and other questions will be answered on Friday when the action gets under way.
One thing we do know now is that South African star Henri Schoeman is a non-starter.
Men’s start list & bib numbers
|26||Divan Du Plooy||NAM|
|27||Jean Gael Laurent L’Entete||MRI|
|30||Adarsh Muralidharan Nair Sinimol||IND|
|34||Timson Jude Irowane||SOL|
|36||Duncan Neville Wyness||MOZ|
|40||Xian Hao Chong||MAS|
Start time & how to watch live on TV
The race starts at 1101 local time (1201 CET or 0601 on the East Coast of the United States).
It will be broadcast live by the BBC, the UK’s national broadcaster.
Why aren’t the Brownlee brothers racing?
For the first time at a major Games since 2006, we have a Team England or a Team GB without a Brownlee – there will be no Alistair or Jonny in Birmingham. Here are the full details on why they are not involved.
Who is favourite to win the gold?
Our John Levison, as tradition dictates, has given his expert insight into Friday’s race and he has come up with his detailed podium picks. You can check them out by clicking here.