After two successful pilot races on Jersey and Hamilton Island (Australia) last year Super League Triathlon (SLT) have announced their 2018-19 season schedule, which sees the top 50 (25 male and 25 female) triathletes from around the world compete to find the best all-round triathlete.
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There will be five championship rounds as well as two qualifier events. The qualifiers will take place in the iconic triathlon heartlands of Poznan (Poland) and Penticton (Canada), setting the tone for what will be a gripping season ahead.
What is the Qualifier Series?
The championship events will be held in five unique locations across Europe and Asia Pacific, showcasing pristine beaches, epic terrains and historical landmarks. The five locations for the 2018-19 season are: Jersey (UK), Malta, Mallorca, Singapore and Australia.
The series will kick off in Jersey on 29th September, with big names competing including the Brownlee brothers (GBR), Flora Duffy (BER), Richard Murray (RSA), Henri Schoeman (RSA), Mario Mola (ESP), Ashleigh Gentle (AUS), Nicola Spirig (SUI) and Katie Zaferes (USA). The league will continue in Malta (27-28 October), Mallorca (3-4 November) and Singapore (23-24 February 2019), with the final event held in Australia (16-17 March 2019).
SLT sees the top 50 (25 male and 25 female) triathletes from around the world compete
Two-time Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee said: “It’s great to kick off the Super League Triathlon season close to home. There was such a great crowd in Jersey last year; this new format of triathlon makes for some great racing and is really entertaining to watch, so I’m excited for a big turnout and to see what I can do in September.”
Commonwealth gold medallist Henri Schoeman said:“I’m excited to get the Super League Triathlon season kicked off again. I had bad luck in both Hamilton and Jersey last year so I’m hoping it can only get better and go for the series win. I’ve had a great start to the 2018 season so far with two medals at the Commonwealth Games, so I’m feeling confident.”