German Athletes Handed Wildcards For Super League Triathlon Munich

Two more German athletes will have the chance to prove themselves on home soil after being handed Wildcards for Super League Triathlon Munich on Sunday.

Simon Henseleit and Anabel Knoll have been added to the start list for the second race of Super League’s four event back-to-back Series. Simon joins the SLT Rhinos while Anabel is drafted onto the SLT Sharks.

They join countrymen Jonas Schomburg and Jannik Schaufler on the start line at the Olympiapark as Super League makes its debut in Germany.

Simon is a familiar name to Super League fans, having made his breakthrough into the senior ranks in dramatic fashion as he triumphed in the Junior race at Super League Triathlon Jersey 2019, and earned a slot in the elite men’s field.

He had to turn it down as he managed his body after a serious tibia fracture, but was invited back and competed with the best in the business at Super League Triathlon Malta.

Anabel will be making her Super League League debut but is forging her own way in triathlon with her inspiration right behind her. Anabel’s father, Roland, represented Germany in triathlon at the World Championships in 1995, and for a time even served as her coach.

Anabel is a talented athlete, who competed at University level in cross-country in the USA. Her triathlon career hit a setback in February 2020 when she fractured her elbow, but she recovered in time to race in both the individual and Mixed Relay events at the Tokyo Olympics, where Germany finished sixth.

Simon and Anabel will be taking on Championship Series leaders Hayden Wilde and Jess Learmonth who took the wins in the opening event in London alongside the cream of short course talent.

The event in Munich is being raced over the Equalizer format, meaning the athletes complete an Individual Time Trial on the bike to decide the timings of a pursuit start for two continuous rounds of swim-bike-run.

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