Mixed Relay: It's All About the Mix
As the name says, the mixed relay is a mixed-gender competition, formed with teams of two women and two men. The competition specifics are, in principle the same as in the regular relays. Women compete over 6 km, men over 7.5 km.
The Technical Committee decides in advance who begins the race: the two male athletes or the two female athletes, indicated by (M-W) or (W-M).