Spain's Mario Mola started off the new World Triathlon Series season exactly where he finished, on top of the podium, as he shook off a slow swim and a penalty to win the opening race of the 2016 WTS season.
Yokohama will be the first race of the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series that will see Javier Gomez, Jonathan Brownlee and Alistair Brownlee go head to head in combat.
In its first spin on the ITU World Triathlon Series, Cape Town will not disappoint with the lineup for the men's race with the top ranked men coming out to play.
Like the women, the men's start list is stacked with super stars at the Barfoot & Thompson World Triathlon Series Auckland. Here's a peek at who we think can be major players for the podium.
In just his first year on the World Triathlon Series circuit, Henri Schoeman gave a fright to his competitors. His impressive performance in Kitzbuehel this year ranks in our top "best of" moments for 2013.
Just 120 points separates the top three athletes in the men's race, meaning the World Champion will more than likely be the one that crosses the finish line first on Sunday at the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final London.
Jonathan Brownlee thought his season was over two months ago, but he proved that it was very much on with a stunning all-round performance to take the 2013 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama ahead of Javier Gomez and Joao Silva.
Injury has delayed Jonny Brownlee's start to the season, but he is fit and ready to roar in Yokohama this weekend
The World Triathlon Series touches down in Yokohama this weekend, with Joao Silva returning to defend his back-to-back titles in the men's race, while the women's race is open for the taking.
It was his first race since the London 2012 Olympic Games, and Alistair Brownlee showed nothing had changed with another classic all round performance leading to his 13th ITU World Triathlon Series win in San Diego.