GB beaten by France in mixed relay photo-finish

Great Britain’s Alex Yee lost out by the slimmest of margins to France’s Dorian Coninx in a thrilling finish to the Tokyo mixed relay test event.


The British quartet of Jess Learmonth, Gordon Benson, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Yee, had led from the start and the contest looked to be heading their way on the anchor leg, when Yee strode out of transition for the final 2km run.

But France’s Dorian Coninx, a World Triathlon Series winner in Bermuda in April, refused to be shaken off and had enough energy left for a sprint finish on the blue carpet, where the two had to be separated by a photo-finish.