Super League Triathlon released news this morning about their second event taking place September 23 – 24 this year and confirmed the much-anticipated women’s league.
Jersey, UK is the next stop on the series’ circuit and there will be both a men’s and women’s race, both featuring international stars at the top of their game right now. On the men’s side, currently reigning champion Richard Murray, the UK’s own Brownlee brothers and Spain’s Javier Gomez are the favourites. The first-ever women’s line-up includes current WTS leader Katie Zaferes, British Olympic medallist Vicky Holland, and 2017 world champion Flora Duffy.
Canadian Tyler Mislawchuk, back from injury and fresh off his Canadian national championship win, will take to the Super League start line for the first time ever.
— Tyler Mislawchuk (@Mislawchuk) July 18, 2017
“Incorporating Super League into my calendar was a no brainer,” he tells TMC. “With the new Olympic relay format, I see Super League playing a key role in getting me ready.”
The Super League Triathlon event in Jersey is offering equal prize money of $130,000 for both the men and women triathletes. Super League Triathlon co-founder Michael Dhulst commented: “With $130,000 in prize money on offer at Super League Jersey, it’s high-stakes, high-octane racing with huge consequences for any mistakes. This is a sensational race course and an incredible location for spectators.”
As Japan 2020 approaches, national Olympic federations will be keeping a close eye on how their athletes perform in Super League Triathlon in Jersey because the 2020 Olympic Games will be introducing triathlon mixed relay events, which are very similar to the fast and furious Super League Triathlon format.
Senator Lyndon Farnham, Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture in Jersey, commented: “Jersey is delighted to have been chosen to host the 2017 Super League Triathlon World Series. The natural beauty of our island combined with our strong sporting culture lends itself perfectly to hosting such a prestigious global event. I am sure the whole island will get behind this as we share with the rest of the world our enthusiastic and friendly spirit in welcoming some of the world’s greatest athletes and sports fans to our shores. Jersey is beginning to establish itself as one of the leading venues in the world for events and hosting the second race of the 2017 Triathlon Super League World Series is a great example of what we can offer.”
There will be 25 men and 25 women on the start line of the second Super League Triathlon.