25 July

Bailiwick Express - Top triathletes to compete in island's "biggest event"

Top triathletes from around the world, including the Brownlee brothers, are heading to Jersey this September to compete in what has been described as the "biggest event" the island has ever hosted, in terms of global television coverage.

As first reported by Express last Friday, the Brownlee brothers will be competing for the £100,000 prize money along with 48 of the world's best triathletes including 25 Olympians and five 'wild cards'.

This news follows a series of teasers which hinted to the global series touching down in Jersey.

Read the full article at Bailiwick Express

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25 July

Tri Mag DE - NÄCHSTER RENNTERMIN ANGEKÜNDIGT

Am 23. und 24. September 2017 wird die britische Kanalinsel Jersey zum Hotspot der Triathlon-Welt. Denn dort findet die nächste Ausgabe der Super League Triathlon statt, der neuen Kurzdistanz-Rennserie über ein Wochenende. Mit dabei: Die Brownlee-Brüder Alistair und Jonathan, ihre spanischen Rivalen Javier Gomez und Mario Mola, sowie der Südafrikaner Richard Murray, der die Auftaktveranstaltung im März gewinnen konnte. Und anders als bei der Premiere auf der australischen Insel Hamilton Island werden diesmal auch die Frauen um ein Preisgeld von jeweils 130.000 US-Dollar kämpfen. Im Aufgebot ist auch die Deutsche Laura Lindemann. Die 21-Jährige bekommt es unter anderem mit den Britinnen Vicky Holland, Jodie Stimpson, Lucy Hall und Non Stanford, der ITU-Weltmeisterin Flora Duffy und der US-Amerikanerin Katie Zaferes zu tun. 25 Männer und 25 Frauen werden in dem Ort Saint Helier an den Start gehen.

Read the full article at TriMag.DE

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25 July

Triathlon Magazine Canada - Super League Triathlon: Mislawchuk joins roster, women’s league announced, new venue

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.

Read the full article at Triathlon Magazine Canada

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25 July

National Post - World's Leading Triathletes to Compete in Jersey, UK, for Super League Crown

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.

Read the full article at National Post

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25 July

Trizone - Super League Triathlon: Women to Join at Jersey Island

The women’s racing will see leading Brits including Vicky Holland, Jodie Stimpson, Lucy Hall and Non Stanford taking on three-time Olympian Flora Duffy from Bermuda, Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham from Australia and the current American World Triathlon Series leader Katie Zaferes, among many other leading female triathletes.

Read the full article at Trizone

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19 July

Eliminator primer

Eliminator - Survival of the Fastest

Super League Triathlon athletes will face a test of both speed and endurance with The Eliminator.

 

This format comprises three stages of swim-bike-run, with the slowest athletes eliminated in each stage. Only the fastest will survive.

 

The countdown to the next stage starts when the first athlete crosses the finish line of a stage, so each successive athlete gets progressively shorter recovery time. After the first stage, only the top 15 athletes go on to the second stage, and only the top 10 athletes from that stage will contest the final stage.

 

This unique race format will challenge the athletes’ strategies and capabilities, ensuring action-packed racing that grips you from start to finish. This format rewards athletes who can manage their energy output and balance this with how much they will benefit from getting more rest after each stage. An athlete can either push to finish in front so they get more time to recover, or just finish far enough ahead in the field to move into the next stage and have something left for the final stage.

 

The athlete who plays their cards right and can keep the pedal to the metal til the finish will prove the strongest and fastest of all -- and the winner will only be determined in the final moments.

 

Eliminator infographic

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19 July

Triple Mix primer

Triple Mix - Mix It Up

How many times have triathlon fans watched a race and accurately predicted that an athlete with a strong swim-bike combo would exit the water first and hold the lead on the bike, only to be chased down by a fleet-footed athlete on the run? The results in a traditional swim-bike-run format is many times a foregone conclusion if you know the strengths of those on the starting line.

 

Super League Triathlon bucks the traditional order of triathlon with the Triple Mix:  three stages of swimming, biking, and running -- but not always in that order.  The first stage involves swim-bike-run, second stage run-bike-swim, and third stage bike-swim-run.

 

Every second matters with the second and third stages starting pursuit-style. Any lead from the previous stage is passed forward into the next stage. So if an athlete finishes ahead of another by ten seconds, that’s how much time they will start ahead in the next stage. Can they hang onto that lead and grow it?

 

Athletes earn points based on their final stage finish rankings, with those placing 16th and slower earning only one point each. Non-finishers will be penalized with points deducted from their total. Those who fail to start the race get themselves into an even bigger hole, with three points deducted. This puts the pressure on athletes to get over that line whether running, walking, or crawling across it!

 

Triple Mix throws predictability of results out the window and turns up the action to 11 to reveal the true multisport athlete who can keep the pedal to the metal all the way until the finish line.

 

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18 July

Super League Triathlon Coming to Jersey, UK. With a Women's Race!

50 of the world’s leading male and female triathletes, including 25 Olympian’s from around the world, will compete in Jersey, UK, for the Super League Triathlon crown in September 2017.

 

The men’s line-up will include the Brownlee brothers from the UK, their rivals Javier Gomez Noya and Mario Mola Diaz from Spain, and Richard Murray from South Africa, as well as 20 other leading male triathletes.

 

The women’s racing will see leading Brits including Vicky Holland, Jodie Stimpson, Lucy Hall and Non Stanford taking on three-times Olympian Flora Duffy from Bermuda, Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham from Australia and the current American World Triathlon Series leader Katie Zafares, among many other leading female triathletes.

 

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.”

 

The Men’s Event

Commenting on the men’s rivalries, two-time Ironman world champion and Super League Triathlon Co-founder Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack said: “The Brownlee brothers have been the gold standard, and they respect long-term rival Javier Gomez Noya from Spain. The new wave of rivalry is coming from Richard Murray and Mario Mola Diaz. The new athletes to look for are Jake Birtwhistle and Ben Dijkstra.”

 

Jonny Brownlee, who was sidelined for the Hamilton Island event due to injury, will debut the number 05 race suit in Jersey in what will be a baptism of fire. Jonny commented “I had to miss Hamilton Island because of injury but I watched the races and know that the Super League Triathlon format will suit me as an athlete. Jersey will be brilliant, with the conditions not as humid as Hamilton Island, and I’m looking forward to racing Super League there for the first time.”

 

With the Brownlee brothers and Javier Gomez Noya having dominated the triathlon circuit since 2009, triathletes from around the world are looking for every opportunity to take their place in Jersey over the weekend of 23rd and 24th September.

 

Javier Gomez Noya said: “I think Super League Hamilton Island exceeded everyone’s expectations. New engaging formats, amazing setup, great TV coverage & impressive treatment of the athletes. Super League is something great for the sport of triathlon and I’m looking forward to being part of the next race!”

 

Heir apparent to the male triathlon throne, South African Richard Murray, flourished under the new Super League Triathlon format, winning the title in Australia. Richard is looking forward to Jersey in September in order to try and strengthen his claim for the number one spot on the triathlon circuit, halting the dominance British athletes have enjoyed over the sport in recent years. Richard Murray commented: “Super League Hamilton Island changed triathlon racing and showed fans how exciting it can be when showcased properly. I can’t wait for round two at Super League Jersey. Athletes and fans should expect wild, exciting and full speed racing from the fastest triathletes in the world. It’s big gear, no fear! I’m planning for this event already. My competitors will need to turn up in peak condition. I’m ready for them!"

 

The Women’s Event

"Super League Jersey will see the world’s finest female triathletes enter the fray of Super League Triathlon for the first time alongside their male counterparts. Like the male professional fields, the best female athletes from short and long course racing will face-off in a best-of-the-best battle. Separate races will be conducted for the male and female fields each day", said Super League Triathlon Co-Founder Leonid Boguslavsky.

 

25 elite female athletes will be announced soon to take part in Super League Triathlon Jersey, including 2016 World Triathlon Series Champion Flora Duffy from Bermuda, and Rio 2016 Bronze medalist Vicky Holland from the UK. Vicky commented: “Having spent a lot of this season side-lined due to injury, the prospect of being back on a start line to race in Jersey in September is really motivating.”

 

Jodie Stimpson missed Olympic selection despite being a Dual Commonwealth Games gold medallist. The British women are the world leaders at the moment. Jodie missed out to Non Stanford and Vicky Holland who went on to finish 3rd and 4th at the games. Despite not being true rivals, they have to compete against each other for Commonwealth and Olympic selection for Tokyo and Gold Coast as there is a very high chance of a gold medal for the UK in these events. You also have a young new star in Sophie Coldwell. This is a friendly but tense rivalry because of the depth in UK women’s triathlon.

 

Race Format

Saturday’s Triple Mix format will see athletes complete three rounds of competition with alternating sequences and a ten-minute break in between rounds. Round one is swim-bike-run, round two is run-bike-swim, and round three is bike-swim-run. The winner of Triple Mix is the athlete with the lowest time across the three rounds.

 

Sunday’s Eliminator format will again be conducted in three rounds each in a swim-bike-run format with a ten-minute break in between. Eliminator is about speed and strategy with athletes finishing 16th and above in round one being eliminated and do not progress to round two. Athletes finishing 11th and above in round two are eliminated and do not progress to round three. Round three sees the remaining ten athletes battle it out for the Eliminator title.

 

On both days racing will take place in the afternoon, with racing between 2pm and 6pm each day.

 

Super League showcases triathletes and the sport in a new and exciting way. Unlike the traditional triathlon format, athletes won’t be able to rely on specialising in one of the three disciplines. The Super League ‘Triple Mix’ format tests the versatility and adaptability of the athletes by mixing up the traditional swim-bike-run sequence into three events split over two days.

 

Chris McCormack, added: “Super League Hamilton Island changed triathlon forever. The made-for-television racing is exciting, action packed and full of entertainment. It set the stage for the forthcoming season, which comprises four events, all to be held in iconic destinations around the world between September and April.”

 

Super League Triathlon’s ground-breaking television and digital coverage will continue at Super League Jersey. All racing will be broadcast live with programming distributed across international broadcast partners and digital channels making it easy for any fan, in any time zone to view programming live or on demand. Full programming schedules will be announced prior to the event.

 

Expanding upon the Championship format, Super League Jersey will also feature a corporate triathlon event, offering the opportunity for corporate participants to race on the Super League Triathlon Championship course prior to racing each day. Corporate racing is open exclusively to official corporate package partners.  Spectator travel packages will also soon be announced via Super League Jersey’s travel partner, Nirvana Europe.

 

The Course

The course for Super League Jersey is nothing short of spectacular. The super-tight and technical layout is located in the Elizabeth Marina precinct in St. Helier. The 300 metre swim course is located among the mega yachts in Elizabeth Marina. The 5-lap bike course is super-technical with hairpin turns, narrow passages through high-rise apartment blocks and a cobblestone surface that will truly test bike handling skills. The high-speed, two-loop run course navigates the foreshore of Elizabeth Marina and will favour athletes with top end speed, versus the more explosive run course of Super League Hamilton Island.

 

There are dead turns on the bike and run leg and varied surfaces on both. It’s going to test technique, power, speed, endurance and race craft all at once. A unique element to racing is the huge tides in Jersey where the difference between high and low tide is as much as 14m in depth. Our races will be conducted at near low tide and athletes will face a lung-busting run out of the swim course up a ramp that brings athletes up some 12m in vertical height from water level to transition.

 

There’s a lot that can go wrong for athletes if they are not at the top of their game and the highs and lows will all unfold right in front of huge crowds jam-packed into the marina precinct. Super League Triathlon is all about finding the best swim, bike, runner and there’s nowhere to hide on this course.

 

 

-ENDS-

 

Notes to editors:

 

Interviews

Two-time Ironman World Champion Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack, co-founder of Super League Triathlon, is available for interviews, as are several of the men’s and women’s triathletes.

 

Contacts

For further information and to schedule interviews with athletes contact:

Gavin Lunning, gavin@maltinpr.com, +44 (0)20 7287 2575 and mobile +44 (0)7940 448 068.

 

Website: www.superleaguetriathlon.com

Twitter: @SuperLeagueTri

 

About Super League Triathlon Jersey:

Athletes’ details and biographies

Selected athletes’ factsheets

Video introducing Super League Triathlon Jersey

Video introducing the Super League Triathlon Jersey, Women’s event

Triple Mix

Eliminator

Race days’ schedules

Jersey course map

 

If you would like to download a copy of the above videos, please contact:

Stacey Boguslavskaya, Stacey@SuperLeaguetraithlon.com

 

About Chris McCormack

Chris McCormack, or Macca as he is affectionately known, is one of endurance sport’s most iconic athletes. Globally regarded as the best triathlete of his generation, Macca rose through the ranks as a winner and fan favourite with his trademark mix of quick wit, piercing intelligence, and the athletic ability to deliver wins in 250 international races and landing on the podium 89% of the time. Macca owns one of the best athletic winning percentage statistics in modern sport, a testament to his discipline and race day execution.

 

 

About Leonid Boguslavsky

Leonid fell in love with the sport of triathlon after a distinguished business career. Prior to 2013 he had never trained or participated in any sport, but once started has since been unstoppable. He has accomplished multiple full distance Ironman finishes and 11 podiums, qualifying for the 2015 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. A former professor with a Ph.D. in computer science, he has published academic books and many papers on applied mathematics for computer networks and systems. Leonid then became an entrepreneur in the IT industry, where he founded and sold several companies. Then he served as a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Leonid then became one of the most important players in the booming IT and Internet investment scene, founding and investing in companies globally, including the USA, Europe, Russia, India and Southeast Asia.

 

 

About Michael Dhulst

Michael Dhulst is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Super League Triathlon. With over 10 years’ experience as an executive in purchasing, sales and business development for a multinational automotive industry giant, Michael brings to Super League his commercial acumen and expertise, as well as his passion for triathlon and vision for presenting the sport in an engaging and inspiring format for spectators and participants alike. He has competed in over 70 international races, and qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii in 2011, having won within his age group in Ironman Korea.

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16 March

JERSEY ISLAND

 Jersey Island Announcement 

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