Photos: Triathlon Mixed Relay Makes Its Exciting Olympic Debut

Today marked the Olympic debut of triathlon’s mixed team relay. And the fast, short, strategic format delivered an exciting nail-biter of a race.

While Great Britain appeared to have pulled ahead of the U.S. and the rest of the field, France’s indomitable Vincent Luis closed the gap on his anchor leg—setting up a brutal final two-kilometer battle between Luis and super runners Britain’s Alex Yee and American Morgan Pearson.

It was Yee first to the finish, followed by the U.S., and then France. See the full race recap here.