Why it matters: American couple Chase McQueen and Gina Sereno are aiming to complete a unique World Championship double in the Arena Games Triathlon in London on April 8.
Setting the pace: McQueen and Sereno both won at Arena Games Triathlon Montreal and are joint top of the World Championship standings alongside Henri Schoeman and Zsanett Bragmayer. Schoeman, a 2016 Olympic bronze medallist and 2018 Commonwealth Games champion, is battling back from health and injury issues, while Bragmayer is looking to go one better than her runner-up spot in 2022.
What they are saying:
- Chase McQueen: "To see Gina win and execute the perfect race I was just so proud of her. I am heading to London with the expectation to try and win a world title, but to manage that together helps a lot."
- Gina Sereno: "It will be really fun to be in the finals in London and see what I can do at this next level. I am really excited to see what I can get out of myself and my goal is to win."
By the numbers:
- 17:30 local time is when the final race will take place at the London Aquatics Centre at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
- 15-year-old Fanni Szalai made the podium in Switzerland at her first ever elite level event.
Between transition: Other competitors in London include Beth Potter, the reigning Arena Games World Champion from Britain, Cassandre Beaugrand of France, who won this event in 2022, and Gustav Iden, the current Ironman World Champion.
The bottom line: McQueen and Sereno have a chance to make history at the Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift in London, and will face tough competition from top athletes including Henri Schoeman and Zsanett Bragmayer.