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Huge paydays for 2021 Super League competitors

Olympic mixed relay gold medalists earn almost $500,000 at Super League Championship series

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It sure was a worthwhile month of racing for the big winners from last month’s Super League Triathlon Championship series. The athletes took part in four events, starting in London, then heading to Munich, Jersey and finishing in Malibu. For the athletes competing, Super League picked up the costs for “all travel, accommodation, food, physio, mechanic and marketing support.” For the athletes that is a big deal – it means they get to pocket that prize money without having to use it to pay for their expenses.

British relay team enjoys huge payday

Four of the five biggest earners from the series were all members of Great Britain’s Olympic mixed relay gold medal winning team – Georgia Taylor-Brown (US$140,000) and Jess Learmonth (US$136,000) topped the women’s standings, while Alex Yee (US$120,000) topped the men’s money earners, with Jonathan Brownlee (US$73,000) finishing third behind Hayden Wilde (US$104,500).

Taylor-Brown earned the most money in the series by finishing second in all four races, winning the overall championship title, winning the run-course jersey and finishing second in the SLT Teams standings.

Yee used a surge in the last two races to earn his large paycheck – he won the last two races in the series, the overall men’s title and was part of the Eagles, who won the SLT Teams competition.

The addition of the SLT Teams part of the Championship series ensured that all of the athletes involved in the series earned some prize money.

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Here’s a breakdown of the prize money for the women who competed in all of the events in the series:

Georgia Taylor-Brown: US$140,000
Jess Learmonth: US$136,000
Katie Zaferes: US$52,500
Vicky Holland: US$43,500
Beth Potter: US$42,000
Vittoria Lopes: US$35,000
Taylor Spivey: US$28,500
Cassandre Beaugrand: US$26,500
Leonie Periault: US$16,000
Sophie Coldwell: US$15,000
Non Stanford: US$14,500
Ilaria Zane: US$10,000
Emilie Morier: US$10,000
Simon Ackermann: US$7,500
Gillian Sanders: US$7,500
Rachel Klamer: US$7,500
Maya Kingma: US$7,000
Anna Godoy: US$5,000
Yuko Takahashi: US$2,500
Valerie Barthelemy: US$2,500

Flora Duffy and Lucy Charles-Barclay both took part in the final event of the series in Malibu, with Duffy taking the win at that race.

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Here’s the breakdown for the men’s prize money for the athletes who competed in all four of the series races:

Alex Yee: US$120,000
Hayden Wilde: US$104,500
Jonathan Brownlee: US$73,000
Vincent Luis: US$61,000
Vasco Vilaca: US$47,000
Seth Rider: US$41,500
Matthew Hauser: US$34,000
Marten Van Riel: US$26,500
Max Studer: US$16,500
Marco van der Stel: US$15,000
Shachar Sagiv: US$14,500
Tayler Reid: US$12,000
Kenji Nener: US$11,000
Mario Mola: US$10,000
Alessandro Fabian: US$8,500
Jonas Schomburg: US$7,500
Aaron Royle: US$6,500
Jacob Birtwhistle: US$5,500
Tamás Tóth: US$5,000
Jannik Schaufler: US$2,500

Kristian Blummenfelt and Gustav Iden took part in the Malibu race as wildcard athletes, too.