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Super League Triathlon (SLT) Championship Series: Prepare To Meet The World’s Top Triathletes in Singapore

by On Dec 20, 2018

Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Champions to battle it out in the grand finale of Super League Triathlon in Singapore in February 2019 with a total prize purse of US$1.5 MILLION up for grabs.

World's Top Triathletes Battle Out in Grand Finale of Super League Triathlon in Singapore

It's finally here! The Super League Triathlon (SLT) Championship Series will be making its way to the sunny islands of Sentosa at the iconic ONE15 Marina Sentosa Cove from 23rd February 2019 to 24th February 2019.

This high-intensity race will be testing out participants versatility, speed and endurance to the limits. A grand prize of US$1.5 million will be awarded to the winner who pushes through till the end.

The first official season of SLT started off in Jersey from 29th - 30th September 2018 before continuing in Malta from 27th - 28th October 2018, then in Mallorca from 3rd - 4th November 2018, and finally finishing up in Singapore.

Triathletes from all over the world have taken up the challenge and only the best were able to display their names on current leaderboard. This will also ensure that spectators will be able to witness the best-of-the-best in action and claim the ultimate prize.

Current Standings: Men

Currently standing above the rest is the seemingly unstoppable, Vincent Luis from France. Despite that, all eyes will be directed towards Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist and Olympic Bronze Medalist, Henri Schoeman from South Africa followed by Olympic Silver Medalist, Jonny Brownlee from the United Kingdom as they attempt to claim the reigns from Luis.

World's Top Triathletes Battle Out in Grand Finale of Super League Triathlon in Singapore

Current Standings: Women

Returning from an injury is two-time ITU World Champion, Flora Duffy is ready to take up the race in Singapore and take on a world-class field against the current leader and 2018 ITU bronze medalist, Katie Zaferes from the USA.

World's Top Triathletes Battle Out in Grand Finale of Super League Triathlon in Singapore

SLT Background

Two-time winner of the Ironman World Championship 2007 & 2010, Chris McCormack and Michael D’Hulst is the brains behind the Super League Triathlon (SLT) Championship Series.

McCormack commented:

Racing has been a big part of my life. I understand what it is about the sport that gets spectators and athletes excited and inspired. SLT is about me taking that knowledge and evolving the sport into a product that pushes and challenges the athletes further, whilst providing great entertainment for spectators.

SLT was designed in a way with a series of fast-paced events with unpredictable outcomes but featuring shorter races than the traditional Olympic distance. It also focuses on attracting a new generation of triathlon and sports audiences with the aim of fostering and inspiring future champions while promoting a healthy lifestyle for the wider community.

Across the SLT season, every athlete has to get used to the five different innovative formats – Triple Mix, Eliminator, Equalizer, Sprint Enduro and Enduro in which two are selected and showcased only at each location event. Upcoming in Singapore, athletes will have to battle it out in the Eliminator and Enduro formats.

Eliminator

The test of resilience, stamina and velocity in a pressure-cooker format where field position proves key over timing. Athletes will go through three continuous rounds of swim-bike-run while allowing a 10-minute break in between each round. Only the top 15 can get to Stage 2 before further trimming to the top 10 athletes competing for precious points and eventually being crowned as the most tenacious and toughest athlete in SLT.

Enduro

Enduro is considered the most brutal format of all as it requires both endurance and tactics during its non-stop burst of three continuous rounds of swim-bike-run. The main challenge was including the element of speed, where athletes will immediately be eliminated if were to drop behind 90 seconds behind each discipline. The winner will be the first athlete across the finish line upon completion of the entire race sequence.

World's Top Triathletes Battle Out in Grand Finale of Super League Triathlon in Singapore

Before the event starts, athletes will have the opportunity to get to know more about Singapore while visiting schools to inspire and encourage kids of all ages to follow their dreams. For those keen to participate, there is a 2.5km Super League Fun Run and Corporate Team Enduro with teams of 3 or 6 competing on the same course as the Pros. The Under 19 Asia Championship will also see some of the most talented triathletes from Asia take to the race course.

For those who want to spectate can take part in a series of fun activities at the Super League Triathlon Fanzone during the race weekend as the entry free for everyone.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of RunSociety.

What used to be a couch potato, now an active sports person. A person that enjoys all kinds of sports, especially Ultimate Frisbee. Running constantly on the weekends to keep himself fit as a fiddle.

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