18 March

Super League Hamilton Island Day 2 Teaser

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18 March

Super League Hamilton Island Day 1 Triple Mix Official Results

SUPER LEAGUE HAMILTON ISLAND TRIPLE MIX RESULTS

 

Stage 1 - Swim Bike Run

 

Race #

NAME

SWIM

T1

BIKE

T2

RUN

STATUS

Gun time

Finish time

Overall position

44

Jake Birtwhistle

00:03:32

00:00:23

00:11:15

00:00:16

00:06:15

Finished

16:50:00

00:21:44

1

3

Mario Mola Diaz

00:03:31

00:00:26

00:11:13

00:00:16

00:06:17

Finished

16:50:00

00:21:45

2

7

Richard Murray

00:03:36

00:00:23

00:11:12

00:00:16

00:06:19

Finished

16:50:00

00:21:47

3

2

Kristian Blummenfelt

00:03:33

00:00:25

00:11:09

00:00:17

00:06:22

Finished

16:50:00

00:21:48

4

1

Javier Gomez

00:03:34

00:00:25

00:11:10

00:00:15

00:06:22

Finished

16:50:00

00:21:49

5

39

Ryan Bailie

00:03:36

00:00:24

00:11:09

00:00:17

00:06:25

Finished

16:50:00

00:21:54

6

10

Ryan Fisher

00:03:30

00:00:26

00:11:12

00:00:14

00:06:36

Finished

16:50:00

00:22:00

7

12

Richard Varga

00:03:21

00:00:28

00:11:20

00:00:18

00:06:37

Finished

16:50:00

00:22:05

8

88

Alessandro Fabian

00:03:33

00:00:25

00:11:11

00:00:15

00:06:40

Finished

16:50:00

00:22:07

9

69

Andrea Salvisberg

00:03:29

00:00:28

00:11:14

00:00:14

00:06:43

Finished

16:50:00

00:22:10

10

6

Crisanto Grajales

00:03:33

00:00:23

00:11:15

00:00:16

00:06:47

Finished

16:50:00

00:22:16

11

4

Henri Schoeman

00:03:26

00:00:25

00:11:20

00:00:15

00:06:52

Finished

16:50:00

00:22:20

12

83

Brent McMahon

00:03:36

00:00:24

00:11:23

00:00:24

00:06:42

Finished

16:50:00

00:22:31

13

33

Matthew Hauser

00:03:32

00:00:24

00:11:38

00:00:14

00:06:55

Finished

16:50:00

00:22:46

14

27

Josh Amberger

00:03:30

00:00:26

00:11:13

00:00:17

00:07:22

Finished

16:50:00

00:22:50

15

11

Igor Polyanskiy

00:03:29

00:00:25

00:11:19

00:00:18

00:07:23

Finished

16:50:00

00:22:56

16

73

Ben Shaw

00:03:31

00:00:22

00:11:39

00:00:17

00:07:10

Finished

16:50:00

00:23:01

17

22

Daniel Hoy

00:03:37

00:00:25

00:11:32

00:00:19

00:07:11

Finished

16:50:00

00:23:06

18

23

Alistair Brownlee

00:03:35

00:00:24

00:11:14

00:00:20

00:07:34

Finished

16:50:00

00:23:08

19

13

Terenzo Bozzone

00:03:35

00:00:25

00:11:50

00:00:18

00:07:17

Finished

16:50:00

00:23:27

20

8

Cameron Dye

00:03:36

00:00:26

00:11:42

00:00:18

00:07:28

Finished

16:50:00

00:23:31

21

77

Dmitry Polyanskiy

00:03:27

00:00:25

00:12:02

00:00:15

00:07:23

Finished

16:50:00

00:23:34

22

57

Sigurdur Orn Ragnarsson

00:03:33

00:00:28

     

Withdrawn during race

16:50:00

   

21

Jorik Van Egdom

         

Pre-race withdrawal

16:50:00

   

 

Stage 2 - Run Bike Swim

 

Race #

Name

RUN

T1

BIKE

T2

SWIM

STATUS

Gun time

Finish time

Overall position

12

Richard Varga

00:06:39

00:00:14

00:11:22

00:00:12

00:04:10

Finished

17:22:46

00:22:37

1

69

Andrea Salvisberg

00:06:38

00:00:17

00:11:19

00:00:12

00:04:11

Finished

17:22:46

00:22:39

2

11

Igor Polyanskiy

00:06:43

00:00:16

00:11:18

00:00:13

00:04:13

Finished

17:22:46

00:22:45

3

39

Ryan Bailie

00:06:38

00:00:16

00:11:10

00:00:15

00:04:24

Finished

17:22:46

00:22:45

4

10

Ryan Fisher

00:06:37

00:00:15

00:11:10

00:00:12

00:04:29

Finished

17:22:46

00:22:46

5

88

Alessandro Fabian

00:06:39

00:00:16

00:11:19

00:00:14

00:04:18

Finished

17:22:46

00:22:48

6

7

Richard Murray

00:06:38

00:00:18

00:11:20

00:00:16

00:04:16

Finished

17:22:46

00:22:49

7

83

Brent McMahon

00:06:38

00:00:16

00:11:20

00:00:13

00:04:23

Finished

17:22:46

00:22:52

8

1

Javier Gomez

00:06:37

00:00:15

00:11:23

00:00:14

00:04:24

Finished

17:22:46

00:22:54

9

6

Crisanto Grajales

00:06:37

00:00:15

00:11:24

00:00:14

00:04:30

Finished

17:22:46

00:23:02

10

3

Mario Mola

00:06:37

00:00:18

00:11:21

00:00:14

00:04:30

Finished

17:22:46

00:23:02

11

73

Ben Shaw

00:06:30

00:00:19

00:11:17

00:00:14

00:04:44

Finished

17:22:46

00:23:06

12

44

Jake Birtwhistle

00:06:30

00:00:14

00:11:33

00:00:14

00:04:36

Finished

17:22:46

00:23:09

13

2

Kristian Blummenfelt

00:06:36

00:00:17

00:11:23

00:00:13

00:04:39

Finished

17:22:46

00:23:11

14

33

Matthew Hauser

00:06:41

00:00:15

00:11:39

00:00:13

00:04:26

Finished

17:22:46

00:23:16

15

27

Josh Amberger

00:06:57

00:00:17

00:11:21

00:00:16

00:04:38

Finished

17:22:46

00:23:31

16

4

Henri Schoeman

00:06:39

00:00:18

00:11:53

00:00:13

00:04:40

Finished

17:22:46

00:23:45

17

23

Alistair Brownlee

00:06:45

00:00:16

00:12:02

00:00:12

00:05:02

Finished

17:22:46

00:24:20

18

8

Cameron Dye

00:07:16

00:00:17

00:12:03

00:00:14

00:04:36

Finished

17:22:46

00:24:27

19

22

Daniel Hoy

00:06:55

00:00:17

00:12:09

00:00:15

00:04:50

Finished

17:22:46

00:24:28

20

13

Terenzo Bozzone

00:07:24

00:00:17

     

Withdrawn during race

17:22:46

   

77

Dmitry Polyanskiy

00:07:22

00:00:17

     

Withdrawn during race

17:22:46

   

21

Jorik Van Egdom

         

Pre-race withdrawal

17:22:46

   

57

Sigurdur Orn Ragnarsson

         

Pre-race withdrawal

17:22:46

   



Stage 3 - Bike Swim Run

 

Race #

Name

BIKE

T1

SWIM

T2

RUN

STATUS

Gun time

Finish time

Overall position

7

Richard Murray

00:11:23

00:00:12

00:04:01

00:00:10

00:06:51

Finished

17:53:26

00:22:39

1

12

Richard Varga

00:11:22

00:00:11

00:03:53

00:00:11

00:07:09

Finished

17:53:26

00:22:48

2

39

Ryan Bailie

00:11:07

00:00:13

00:04:11

00:00:12

00:07:04

Finished

17:53:26

00:22:49

3

11

Igor Polyanskiy

00:11:22

00:00:11

00:03:55

00:00:11

00:07:11

Finished

17:53:26

00:22:52

4

3

Mario Mola

00:11:25

00:00:12

00:04:10

00:00:11

00:06:59

Finished

17:53:26

00:22:59

5

88

Alessandro Fabian

00:11:21

00:00:12

00:04:05

00:00:12

00:07:13

Finished

17:53:26

00:23:05

6

33

Matthew Hauser

00:11:26

00:00:12

00:04:07

00:00:11

00:07:11

Finished

17:53:26

00:23:08

7

83

Brent McMahon

00:11:18

00:00:12

00:04:17

00:00:11

00:07:09

Finished

17:53:26

00:23:10

8

77

Dmitry Polyanskiy

00:11:28

00:00:12

00:04:13

00:00:13

00:07:03

Finished

17:53:26

00:23:11

9

6

Crisanto Grajales

00:11:25

00:00:13

00:04:22

00:00:12

00:06:59

Finished

17:53:26

00:23:14

10

10

Ryan Fisher

00:11:25

00:00:12

00:04:06

00:00:11

00:07:19

Finished

17:53:26

00:23:15

11

1

Javier Gomez

00:11:24

00:00:13

00:04:15

00:00:12

00:07:11

Finished

17:53:26

00:23:17

12

69

Andrea Salvisberg

00:11:05

00:00:12

00:04:10

00:00:12

00:07:35

Finished

17:53:26

00:23:17

13

13

Terenzo Bozzone

00:11:26

00:00:13

00:04:09

00:00:12

00:07:26

Finished

17:53:26

00:23:28

14

22

Daniel Hoy

00:11:25

00:00:14

00:04:20

00:00:11

00:07:21

Finished

17:53:26

00:23:34

15

27

Josh Amberger

00:11:07

00:00:15

00:04:18

00:00:12

00:07:44

Finished

17:53:26

00:23:38

16

44

Jake Birtwhistle

00:11:28

00:00:13

00:04:17

00:00:12

00:07:30

Finished

17:53:26

00:23:41

17

4

Henri Schoeman

00:11:26

00:00:11

00:04:12

00:00:15

00:08:14

Finished

17:53:26

00:24:20

18

8

Cameron Dye

00:11:28

00:00:13

00:04:10

00:00:13

00:08:14

Finished

17:53:26

00:24:20

19

2

Kristian Blummenfelt

00:11:23

00:00:13

00:04:19

00:00:12

00:08:22

Finished

17:53:26

00:24:32

20

23

Alistair Brownlee

00:11:50

00:00:14

00:04:38

00:00:13

00:10:14

Finished

17:53:26

00:27:10

21

73

Ben Shaw

         

Withdrawn during race

17:53:26

   

21

Jorik Van Egdom

         

Pre-race withdrawal

17:53:26

   

57

Sigurdur Orn Ragnarsson

         

Pre-race withdrawal

17:53:26

   
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18 March

A QUICK GUIDE TO THE EQUALIZER FORMAT

The Equalizer is one of the featured formats in Super League Triathlon’s inaugural event on Hamilton Island. It is a two-stage race comprising an individual cycling time trial in Stage One in the morning, and a swim-run-swim-bike-run sequence as Stage Two in the afternoon. To make it really interesting, athletes must serve a time penalty in Stage Two that is equivalent to any time lost to the winner of Stage One.

 

Stage One of Equalizer, an individual cycling time trial of some 6km, took place 6am AEST on Saturday March 18, 2017. The individual time trial started on the tarmac of Hamilton Island airport for a flat out and back section and then went uphill. The climb to the finish line at One Tree Hill is a brutally steep ascent where athletes were tested to the limit.

 

In the last 1.4 kilometres of the Equalizer time trial course, athletes gained 121 metres in elevation with a maximum gradient of 24.4 percent.

 

“The time trial course may be only six kilometres but the last kilometres are as tough as I’ve seen in triathlon. Athletes will need to put it all on the line here to minimize any time losses. They’ve already raced Triple Mix the afternoon before and some will have tired legs. We’re going to see some real damage done here and the stronger bikers are going to have a huge advantage and an opportunity to really set up the win leading into Equalizer Part Two,” said McCormack.

 

At 1700 AEST athletes will begin Equalizer Stage Two which is a continuous swim-run-swim-bike-run sequence. Athletes will pay the penalty for any time losses in Equalizer Stage One on the start pontoon of Stage Two. The winner of Stage One will start Stage Two first and all other athletes will start at the equivalent to the time lost to the winner in Stage One.

 

Each swim, bike and run section of Stage Two is 300 metres, 6 kilometres and 2 kilometres respectively. The winner of Equalizer is the first athlete to cross the finish line in Part Two.

 

Who will be the King of the Hill, and will their lead on the bike be enough to stay in front all the way to the Equalizer finish line? You can see for yourself. The Equalizer race at Super League Hamilton Island will be broadcast live on www.superleaguetriathlon.com from 1630 AEST on Saturday March 18 including a highlights package of the Stage One time trial.

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18 March

Super League Hamilton Island Day 2: DYE GAINS POLE POSITION WITH EQUALIZER STAGE 1 WIN

Dye Gains Pole Position with Equalizer Stage 1 Win

Hamilton Island, Australia (March 18, 2017) - Athletes scorched the tarmac this morning in the Stage 1 individual time trial of the Equalizer at Super League Hamilton Island. Cameron Dye (#08) laid down the fastest bike split, with a provisional time of 9 minutes and 40 seconds over the six-kilometer bike course starting from Hamilton Island Airport all the way up to One Tree Hill.

In the final 1.4 kilometres of the Equalizer time trial course, athletes were grinding uphill on ascents with a maximum gradient of 24.4 percent, gaining 121 metres in elevation.

While Dye finished in 18th place yesterday in the Triple Mix format, thanks to his stage win in the Equalizer he will now go first in this afternoon’s Stage 2 swim-run-swim-bike-run. The rest of the athletes will follow according to their finish times in a pursuit format. Yesterday’s overall leader Richard Murray (#07) will start 20 seconds back in seventh position. Mario Mola (#03) and Javier Gomez (#01) are separated by just one second in tenth and 11th place respectively. Alistair Brownlee (#23) is way back in 17th place. Dmitry Polyanskiy (#77) will have his work cut out for him as he will start last.

Once the first swimmer out of the second swim has mounted his bike, a 60-second countdown will begin. Any athletes who have not mounted their bikes when that time runs out are eliminated. There is one minute and six seconds separating the fastest and slowest athletes, so there is a chance a few athletes could be pulled out of the race after the second swim in Stage 2.

Legendary Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe has been present to watch all the racing action unfold, and he watched the time trial keenly.

He said, “Yesterday’s race was exciting and somewhat unpredictable, and I think because of this morning’s time trial it’s helped to even things up.”

The five-time Olympic gold medalist continued, “Super League Triathlon has its advantages that it’s kind of entertainment sport with its origins in triathlon. I think it’s a great way for new audiences to engage with triathlon.”

Stage 2 of the Equalizer broadcasts live on www.superleaguetriathlon.com on March 18 at 1630 AEST.

Official stage results may be downloaded from the attached file.

 

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18 March

Super League Hamilton Island Day 1: THRILLS AND SPILLS AS MURRAY TOPS TRIPLE MIX

Thrills and Spills as Murray Tops at Super League Hamilton Island Triple Mix

 

Hamilton Island, Australia (March 17, 2017) - Versatility and adaptability reigned supreme as Richard Murray (#07) swam, biked, and ran three times in different orders to take the overall win on Day 1 of racing at Super League Hamilton Island.

 

The Triple Mix format saw athletes racing three stages, with ten minutes of rest counting down between each stage starting when the first finisher crosses the line. Stage 1 was swim-bike-run, Stage 2 run-bike-swim, and Stage 3 bike-swim-run.

 

Murray finished Stage 1 in third place after hanging off the back on the bike and making up time on the run. Richard Varga (#12) led the swim through the first turn buoy with a clear lead through the 300-meter course. But once on the bike, the lead switched several times throughout the six laps to make up the 6-kilometer cycle course. Siggy Ragnarsson (#57) dropped out, leaving only 23 competitors who all stayed close on the last lap. Ryan Fisher (#10) led through the first lap of 250 meters, but in the end it was compatriot Jake Birtwhistle (#44) followed by Mario Mola (#03) and Murray who finished in the top three spots for Stage 1.

 

Stage 2 began with a run led out by triathlon greats Spencer Smith and Brad Bevan through a neutral zone. Athletes took position behind him according to their finish order from Stage 1. Ben Shaw (#73) and Birtwhistle led the rest of the field through all four run laps, running shoulder-to-shoulder into transition to get on their bikes. Fisher and Birtwhistle took the lead on the bike, with Alistair Brownlee dropped from the pack. However, Shaw crept up on Fisher and the two were first to hop off the bike and into the water. Varga’s swim prowess again took him into the lead but this time to take the Stage 2 victory, with Andrea Salvisberg (69) and Igor Polyanskiy (#77) in third.

 

The final stage of Triple Mix began on the bike with Robbie McEwen leading the athletes out through the neutral zone. Josh Amberger (#27) and Salvisberg made an early move and steadily built a 15-second gap through four laps. Brent McMahon (#83) led the chase pack, and Ryan Bailie (#39) made a huge effort to bridge the gap and entered the top three by the last lap. It was game over for Shaw as he overcooked the turn out of transition to crash out.

 

Salvisberg was first to the dismount line and made a flying leap off the pontoon and led through to the first can. Varga once again surged through the water to take the lead, with Bailie on his shoulder. But in fifth place, Murray was waiting to strike. And strike he did, taking the lead, lapping a struggling Alistair Brownlee (#23) who was more than a minute back out of the swim, and chatting to the camera as he came down the finish chute. Varga and Bailie sprinted for second place, with the former edging the latter by a shoulder and then collapsing past the finish line.

 

Not only did Murray take the stage win, but also the overall win. Varga placed second even with the five-second bonuses he won for being first out of the water in Stage 1 and winning Stage 2. Bailie picked up the final spot on the podium.

 

“I planned to take it pretty easy on the first day, but then on the last run I noticed the favorites were behind me, so I knew it was my moment to go,” said Murray. The South African was reluctant to take full credit for beating Brownlee, saying, “I don’t think he was in the best shape ever when he came here. I can’t say it wasn’t great, I’ve done it once before but I think he had an injury, maybe the heat got to him or something. It’s definitely not the usual Alistair Brownlee that you’d see every single day. I don’t feel awesome from lapping someone who’s probably going 50 percent or 70 percent.”

 

Murray will now focus on getting ready for the Eliminator format for Day 2 of Super League Hamilton Island, which will involve a time trial in the morning and more swimming, biking, and running in the afternoon. “I’m very happy with how it turned out and I’ll try to recover now and get ready through the next ten hours, because in ten hours’ time we’re doing the time trials. I hope I can get a good starting position for the afternoon out of that.”

 

Watch Day 2 of Super League Hamilton Island live on superleaguetriathlon.com on March 18 at 1630 AEST.

 

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17 March

Super League Hamilton Island Day 1 Triple Mix [FULL SHOW]

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17 March

Super League Hamilton Island Day 1 Winning Podium Presentation

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17 March

Super League Hamilton Island Day 1 Highlights

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17 March

Super League Hamilton Island Day 1 Triple Mix Stage 3: 3 Run

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