The series will officially run from October 2017 until March 2018 in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East regions, with the inaugural Super League Triathlon event taking place seven months earlier on Hamilton Island, on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Open to male athletes only (15 women will be invited to join for the October leg), the three-day event (17-19 March) will showcase the Triple Mix (17th), Equalizer (18th) and Eliminator (19th) formats. The winner will be the triathlete with the fastest overall time.
“Super League Triathlon will be exciting, dynamic racing and great viewing for all sports fans,” said Ali Brownlee. “There’s a bit of chatter from the younger guys about the heat, the shorter distances, and a few of them fancy themselves for the win. While the formats are new and innovative, they’ve still got to swim, bike and run and they have to remember that their weaknesses will still be highlighted. It’ll be a lot of fun.”
Super League Hamilton Island will be broadcast live on Fox Sports (Australia), Eurosport (Europe) and across the globe at www.superleaguetriathlon.com. For more on the Series and inaugural race, check out the latest issue of 220, on sale 1 March.