|Men||Alistair Brownlee||Jonathan Brownlee||Henri Schoeman|
|Women||Gwen Jorgensen||Nicola Spirig||Vicky Holland|
- There were 110 total athletes from 42 countries.
- Cassandre Beaugrand was the youngest participant with 19 years and 89 days.
- Ainhoa Murúa was the oldest participant with 38 years and 33 days.
- 4 nations made their triathlon debut: Azerbaijan, Barbados, Israel and Jordan.
- Alistair Brownlee became the first athlete to defend their Olympic title.
- Nicola Spirig became the first female athete to win 2 Olympic medals.