30 DAYS UNTIL THE WORLD’S BEST TRIATHLETES AND SUCCESS-HUNGRY ROOKIES GO INTO BATTLE IN JERSEY

30th August, 2018

From the Americas to Australia: Super League Triathlon’s Championship Series lineup is a hotlist of global talent

29 August 2018 – Singapore: Just 30 days to go until triathlon’s superstars and a pool of talented newcomers go head to head when Jersey will play host to the first of five Championship Series across the Super League Triathlon (SLT) season.

 

SLT is thrilled to announce the series lineup as it currently stands, which includes athletes who qualified from the SLT 2017-18 season, the Qualifiers in Poland and Canada in June and July, and a selection of Wildcards.

 

Alistair Brownlee (GBR), Ashleigh Gentle (AUS), Carolina Routier (SPA), Flora Duffy (BER), Henri Schoeman (RSA), Jacob Birtwhistle (AUS), Jonny Brownlee (GBR), Katie Zaferes (USA), Mario Mola (SPA), Nicola Spirig (SUI), Rachel Klamer (NED) and Richard Murray (RSA) are just some of the big names that will be competing this season for a shot at being crowned SLT Champion in Australia next year (23-24 March 2019), and awarded the distinguished title as ‘the most versatile triathlete on earth’.

 

“Fast, furious and super exciting! I can’t wait to race Super League Triathlon”, said double Olympic medallist and seven-time gold winning ITU Triathlon World Championships medallist Jonny Brownlee, looking ahead to the first event next month.

 

SLT is nothing like the athletes have raced before; a dynamic, fast-paced series of events throughout the season which will see both long and short course athletes battle each other across a variety of challenging and unforgiving formats. With a prize pot of $1.5million to fight for, the male and female athletes that accumulate the most points across the season will be crowned Champion of Super League Triathlon.

 

Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack, two-time winner of the Ironman World Championship and co-founder of SLT, said: “We had a taste of SLT racing last season with our two pilot events, but 2018-19 brings our first ever fully consolidated season with qualified athletes earning their way into the series; and the world’s best triathletes being challenged against the next wave of stars on some of the most stunning, iconic and demanding courses in the world. This series lineup is a testament to that with the absolute best in this sport lining up to take on this massive challenge.

 

This is unpredictable, mixed discipline, hyperdynamic triathlon that throws the form guide out the door. Buckle up for the ride – this is going to be incredible.”

 

Australia’s Emma Jeffcoat, the winner of SLT’s Qualifier event in Poznan, Poland, said: “SLT is the game changer; it’s fast, furious and fun racing! There’s nowhere to hide and it’s hard from the start – it’s my favourite way to race. Bring on the Championship Series for 2018-19!”

 

Preparing for the challenging formats, Jeffcoat’s compatriot Jacob Birtwhistle said: “Super League Triathlon is probably the hardest format of racing there is – nothing in triathlon can make you feel the same pain.”

 

Excited for her appearance in Jersey, Tokyo 2020 USA Olympic Team hopeful Kirsten Kasper said: “Super League Triathlon racing is fast and unforgiving. It requires you to push the limits and allows us athletes to engage with the local community.”

 

 

 

Full SLT Women’s Championship Series Lineup:

  1. Katie Zaferes (USA) #16
  2. Summer Cook (USA) #99
  3. Nicola Spirig (SUI) #18
  4. Kirsten Kasper (USA) #91
  5. Jodie Stimpson (GBR) #08
  6. Claire Michel (BEL) #13
  7. Rachel Klamer (NED) #07
  8. Carolina Routier (SPA) #03
  9. Charlotte McShane (AUS) #24
  10. Melanie Santos (POR) #80
  11. Sophie Coldwell (GBR) #25
  12. Joanna Brown (CAN) #11
  13. Yuko Takahashi (JAP) #27
  14. Emma Jeffcoat (AUS) #22
  15. Desirae Ridenour (CAN) #17
  16. Klaudia Sebők (HUN) #23
  17. Megan Foley (USA) #75
  18. Sarah Alexander (USA) #76
  19. Sophie Chase (USA) #77
  20. Erin Storie (USA) #78
  21. Mary Alex England (USA) #79
  22. Danielle De Francesco (AUS) #94
  23. Elena Danilova (RUS) #97
  24. Georgia Taylor-Brown (GBR) #96
  25. Vicky Holland (GBR) #95
  26. Flora Duffy (BER) #87
  27. Kate Waugh (GBR) #12
  28. Ashleigh Gentle (AUS) #84
  29. Vanesa De La Torre (MEX) #51

 

 

Full SLT Men’s Championship Series Lineup:

  1. Richard Murray (RSA) #07
  2. Mario Mola (SPA) #03
  3. Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) #02
  4. Jacob Birtwhistle (AUS) #44
  5. Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) #05
  6. Matthew Hauser (AUS) #33
  7. Richard Varga (SVK) #12
  8. Ryan Bailie (AUS) #39
  9. Henri Schoeman (RSA) #04
  10. Igor Polyanskiy (RUS) #11
  11. Alistair Brownlee (GBR) #23
  12. Vincent Luis (FRA) #29
  13. João Pereira (POR) #99
  14. Alex Yee (GBR) #18
  15. Andreas Schilling (DEN) #00
  16. Tyler Mislawchuk (CAN) #65
  17. Matthew Sharpe (CAN) #91
  18. Kevin McDowell (USA) #92
  19. Jonas Schomburg (GER) #09
  20. Ben Kanute (USA) #75
  21. Oliver Turner (JER) #76
  22. Luke Schofield (AUS) #77
  23. Jack Felix (USA) #78
  24. Nathan Killam (CAN) #79
  25. Arturo Beltran (VEN) #94
  26. Jayden Schofield (AUS) #95
  27. Chris Bagg (USA) #96
  28. Taylor Reid (CAN) #97
  29. Mauro Cavanha (BRA) #98
  30. Léo Bergere (FRA) #52
  31. Hayden Wilde (NZL) #53
  32. Sylvain Fridelance (SUI) #54

 

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Media accreditation, press conference and interview opportunities

To register for media accreditation at this year’s RBC Super League Jersey (29-30 September) please email Anna Davies at anna@shiftactivemedia.com before 25 September.

 

There will be a media launch event taking place at Cineworld Cinema, The Waterfront Centre La, Rue de L’etau, St Helier, Jersey on Friday 28 September with a selection of the professional athletes, organisers and special guests.

 

Media interviews with the athletes and organisers are on a first-come-first-served basis. Please email Anna Davies at anna@shiftactivemedia.com if you wish to request an interview on Friday 28 September.

 

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