The Eliminator is a new intense format that takes place over two days. The distance is very short, a super sprint: 300m swim, 7.2km bike and 2km run. 60 athletes per gender will attempt to qualify on the first day: the top ten finishers in each qualifying race will advance to the finals the following day, as well as the top five finishers in the repechage races for those who did not qualify in the qualifying races.
The 30 ranked athletes will line up on the second day to compete for gold in three more super sprints. At the end of Stage 1, only 20 people will advance to Stage 2, with the last 10 to cross the line being eliminated. At the end of Stage 2, only 10 people will advance to Stage 3, the final race, with the rest all being eliminated. The last race of the day will see the 10 best athletes still in the running battle for gold in a dramatic final. All this with very little rest between events.
It's going to hurt your thighs! Who will have the strength and strategy to make it to the end?