Following an action-packed Super League Triathlon season, the 2019 qualification period is well underway. Last month, Bali hosted the first qualifier, and with the impending second Qualifier in Poznan, Poland in June, the scene has been set for Ottawa to host the third and final qualifier event on August 3-4. It will be the last chance for the professionals to fight for the final golden tickets to the Championship series.
Taking place at Lansdowne Park over the August long weekend, Ottawa’s historic Rideau Canal will be the focal point for the swim leg of the pro, age group and youth races. “Ottawa Tourism is thrilled to welcome Super League Triathlon to Canada’s capital this summer as part of our ‘Bid More, Win More, Host More’ strategy,” said Michael Crockatt, President & CEO of Ottawa Tourism. “This distinguished sporting event brings some of the top world-class athletes to our city, showcases the best of our destination to the event’s international audience, and will result in significant economic impact for our community.”
A ticket to the Championship Series
The qualifier events are the best opportunities for up-and-coming athletes to have their shot on the world stage. Last year, Tyler Mislawchuk earned his golden ticket in Poznan, Poland, and then finished the Championship series fourth overall and took third place in the series finale.
A treat for age groupers
The age group athletes will be able to choose between the Sprint or the Enduro formats, and they can take part as an individual, team or relay. Super League Ottawa isn’t just for the triathletes. Those not wanting to bike or swim can join in the action in the 10k, 5k and 2.5k Fun Runs on Saturday.