France were crowned ITU Mixed Relay World Champions after winning the seventh edition in Hamburg yesterday (19 July).


On a cloudy, cold day the French team of Jeanne Lehair, Dorian Coninx, Audrey Merle and Vincent Luis edged out a tight race, finishing just nine seconds ahead of Team Australia.

The Great British team, who beat the French team to the World Title last year, took the bronze medal following a 10-second penalty for the German team.

Racing in teams of four, competitors each raced one lap through the city of 300m swim, 6.6km bike and 1,600m run: