One of triathlon most well-known faces, Chris “Macca” McCormack, has been involved in a secret project for the past year. He has now revealed the elite members of his new Super League Triathlon, “A game-changing triathlon series featuring world and Olympic champions racing on fast, fan-friendly courses in incredible destinations across Asia-Pacific and the Gulf.” From this description, we can assume the racing format will be similar to the Major League Triathlon which launched in North America last year.
— Chris McCormack (@MaccaNow) February 2, 2017
From the photo, it appears that two-time Olympic gold-medallist Alistair Brownlee as well his brother Jonathan and their rival, 70.3 and short course star Javier Gomez, headline the team. Other big names include South Africa’s Richard Murray and Rio bronze medallist Henri Schoeman, as well as 2016 world champion Mario Mola of Spain.
The tweet earned several replies from elite triathletes, some of whom noticed there doesn’t appear to be a women’s field as of right now.
@MaccaNow no women's racing? Too bad
— Sarah True (@sgroffy) February 3, 2017
In one reply, Macca suggested that Daniela Ryf would be present in “round two” — hinting that there would indeed be a women’s component.
Right now, Super League Triathlon’s website does not have any more info. Triathlon fans interested in seeing how this project unfolds can check out their Facebook page.