Twenty-three of the world’s best male triathletes, including the Brownlees, Javier Gomez and Mario Mola, are to race for US$1.5 million in the all-new Super League Triathlon series. Launching in March with a ‘stake-in-the-ground’ event on Hamilton Island, Australia, the series will officially continue in October 2017 through to March 2018.
Co-founded by two-time Ironman world champion Chris McCormack, the new series sees the traditional swim, bike and run triathlon turned on its head. In total, there will be five unique race formats, each comprising a 300m swim, 6km bike and 2km run (see table below for each format). In each event, athletes will compete for prize money, championship series points and the prestigious ‘series leader’ jersey and the individual ‘swim, bike and run leader’ jerseys.
The five formats