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Triathlete’s Guide to the Tokyo Olympics

It's time for the Tokyo Olympics—and we have everything you need to know about the triathlon races happening and who to watch.

Men's race July 26, women's race July 27, relay on July 31. Details on race times here.

Be sure to check out the rest of our Olympics coverage and stay tuned for more on the Paralympics coming in August.

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How to Watch the Olympic Triathlon Races


The Olympics start this Friday and the opening ceremonies will quickly be followed by every swim-bike-runners’ favorite event: the Olympic triathlon races. Plus, this year the new mixed team relay adds an exciting tri element you won’t want to miss.

With the time difference, the early starts in Japan (6:30 a.m. local time) mean prime-time viewing for the U.S. Just remember to set your alarm and line up your DVR (or respective streaming service) so you catch all the action. Here’s how and who to watch.

How to watch the Olympic triathlon races

Men’s individual triathlon race: Sunday, July 25, 5:30 p.m. ET

Women’s individual triathlon race: Monday, July 26, 5:30 p.m. ET

UPDATE: The women’s race has been pushed back 15 minutes to allow for a strong band of rain from an ongoing tropical storm to pass.

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