Tokyo Times: athletes focus on Olympic qualification event

With the 2019 Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event getting underway on Thursday 15 August, the athletes are descending on Tokyo from training camps across Japan and around the world. With humidity levels high, acclimatisation has been the watchword, but just as important for those athletes seeking to qualify for Tokyo 2020 this week is keeping fresh for what will be a taxing race. For those already qualified, the chance to check out the course with less pressure will be invaluable. Here’s what some of them had to say as they arrived in Tokyo.