SLT Arena Games
London 2021

27 Mar 21
27 Mar 21

The SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift are back.

London will play host to the best athletes in the world doing battle in Super League’s unique mix of real-life and virtual racing with the London Aquatics Centre at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park playing host on March 27.

British Olympic medal hopefuls Jonathan Brownlee, Alex Yee and Georgia Taylor-Brown are already confirmed to take on one of the triathlon’s most remarkable ever innovations.

Athletes complete three rounds of fast and furious action. The swim takes place in an Olympic sized pool and the bike and run legs on static equipment with the racing realised in the virtual world of Zwift, the world’s leading online training and racing platform, providing detailed data insights and up close and personal emotions of the competitors.

The SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift took the triathlon world by storm on its debut in Rotterdam last year, drawing a huge audience thanks to its innovative and exciting indoor race concept, and leading to the 2021 events securing global broadcast deals that cover more than 100 territories.

The athletes face three stages of swim, bike and run, with the order of the legs shuffled every round. Each swim is 200m, bike 4km and run 1km, guaranteeing maximum excitement and maximum suffering for the best of the best.

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Women's Race
2021-03-27 15:00:00
2021-03-27 15:00:00 UTC
Sat, 27.03.21 15:00
Men's Race
2021-03-27 16:00:00
2021-03-27 16:00:00 UTC
Sat, 27.03.21 16:00

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Race Format

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Athletes complete 3 rounds of short and sharp swim, bike and run, with the order of the legs shuffled every time. The 200m swim legs will take place in the Olympic pool while the 4km bike and 1km run disciplines are completed on smart trainers and self-powered curved treadmills with the power and speed of the athletes turned into a virtual race via Zwift’s online platform.

Course Records

Rotterdam 2020

Justus Nieschlag 00:02:06
Jonny Brownlee 00:05:11
Javier Gomez 00:02:45
Justus Nieschlag SBR x 3 00:34:10
Jessica Learmonth 00:02:12
Jessica Learmonth 00:05:36
Jessica Learmonth 00:03:18
Jessica Learmonth SBR x 3 00:37:37

Race Maps

Bike 2 laps | 3.8km & 16m elevation | Downtown Dolphin © ZwiftHacks

Run 1 lap | 912m | Bell Lap © ZwiftHacks

Men

Marten Van Riel

Marten Van Riel

Points 27

Belgium
BEL

Marten Van Riel’s story has taken him from a small town in Belgium to the top step of the podium on the world triathlon stage. Van Riel grew up in Loenhout as part of a sporting family and was a keen swimmer as a youngster.

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Age 28

Weight 65kg

Height 1.83m

Justus Nieschlag

Points 24

Germany
GER

Justus Nieschlag has moved from contender to champion thanks to his starring role in the inaugural SLT Arena Games in 2020. The German came into the event in Rotterdam ranked as an outsider, and left with the gold medal in his pocket, beating a stacked field to the title.

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Age 29

Weight 67kg

Height 1.84m

Alex Yee

Points 23

United Kingdom
GBR

Alex Yee could have pursued a career as an international track runner but instead has let his love for triathlon win the day. Born in Lewisham, London, Alex has always had a huge natural talent for running right from his school days at Kingsdale Foundation School in Dulwich.

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Age 23

Weight 55kg

Height 1.80m

Jonathan Brownlee

Points 23

United Kingdom
GBR

Jonathan Brownlee is a triathlon royalty with two Olympic medals and some of the sport’s most iconic moments to his name. Jonathan grew up with his older brother Alistair and younger sibling Edward in the village of Bramhope in Leeds.

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Age 31

Weight 70kg

Height 1.81m

Vasco Vilaca

Points 23

Portugal
POR

Vasco Vilaca has exploded onto the professional triathlon scene after seizing his chance in Super League to put himself among the very best in the world. The Portuguese youngster got into triathlon from an early age thanks to his parents and their desire to learn how to swim.

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Age 21

Weight 65kg

Height 1.70m

Jonas Schomburg

Points 16

Germany
GER

Jonas Schomburg has one of Super League Triathlon’s most unique stories. The German turned up at Super League Triathlon Jersey accompanied by his dad and attempted to persuade SLT founder and four-time world champion Chris McCormack, to let him race with the pros.

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Age 27

Weight 69kg

Height 1.90m

Gordon Benson

Gordon Benson

Points 15

United Kingdom
GBR
Gordon represented Great Britain at the 2016 Rio Olympics and has gained a reputation as a top class performer with a strong biking pedigree. Among the career titles of the Leeds based athlete are the 2019 Kazan ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championships as well as being the first British gold medallist at the 2015 European Games in Baku. Gordon also represented Great Britain in athletics as a junior, winning silver over 3,000m in the 2011 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival.

Age 26

Weight 78kg

Height 1.91m

George Goodwin

George Goodwin

Points 9

United Kingdom
GBR
One of the most talked about names in men’s triathlon today, George Goodwin has the world at his feet and is young enough to go in a number of directions. Already a multiple Ironman 70.3 champion, George stunned some of the sport’s biggest names by finishing third in the PTO 2020 Championship.

Age 24

Weight 64kg

Height 1.79m

Tim Don

Tim Don

Points 5

United Kingdom
GBR
Tim is a legend of triathlon. He started in short course and achieved huge success as a three time Olympian and four time ITU World Champion in triathlon and duathlon but has more recently raced in long course where he broke the world record for an Ironman branded event.

Age 43

Weight 65kg

Height 1.76m

Adam Bowden

Adam Bowden

Points 3

United Kingdom
GBR
Adam is Britain’s fastest ever athlete over the Ironman 70.3 distance after clocking a remarkable 3:35:03 in Bahrain in 2018. A multiple race winner over middle distance events in recent years, Adam started his career as a runner and represented England at the Commonwealth Games and European Championships over 3,000m. He also won the 2008 UK Olympic trials in the 3,000m steeplechase. His short distance triathlon career saw him peak at ninth in the world in 2016 before he stepped up in distance.

Age 38

Weight 72kg

Height 1.80m

Women

Beth Potter

Beth Potter

Points 28

United Kingdom
GBR
A former track runner, Beth reached the heights of representing Team GB at the Olympic Games in 2016 over 10,000m. Spurred on by the Brownlee brothers, She then decided to take a leap into the unknown and switch to triathlon. Her rise has been rapid, and a first major title in the ITU World Cup event in Valencia last year underlined the threat she possesses, especially with such an explosive run. View Profile »

Age 29

Weight 51kg

Height 1.70m

Lucy Charles-Barclay

Lucy Charles-Barclay

Points 27

United Kingdom
GBR
Lucy has taken the long course triathlon world by storm over the past five years and secured three second place finishes at the Ironman World Championship in Kona. Lucy’s stellar career has seen her win Ironman races in Lanzarote, South Africa and Frankfurt, as well as Challenge Roth and three times at Challenge Family’s The Championship. The SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift represents her debut in short course triathlon.

Age 27

Weight 58kg

Height 1.70m

Sophie Coldwell

Points 21

United Kingdom
GBR

Sophie Coldwell is a force to reckon with over sprint distances and secured one of her greatest victories when she was crowned SLT Arena Games Rotterdam champion in 2021. Born in Kent but growing up in Nottingham, Sophie was introduced to triathlon by her mum, racing a local event in Clifton when she was just […]

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Age 26

Weight 58kg

Height 1.67m

Rachel Klamer

Points 20

Netherlands
NED

Rachel Klamer has spent the last decade as one of the most consistent performers on the world stage. Despite not even starting triathlon until she was 17-years-old, the Dutch star has more than made up for lost time with a reputation as an ultra-reliable athlete with multiple podiums to her name, including five in seven […]

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Age 30

Weight 50kg

Height 1.66m

Georgia Taylor-Brown

Points 15

United Kingdom
GBR

Georgia Taylor-Brown has battled her way through potentially career-ending injuries to the very pinnacle of triathlon, culminating in being crowned World Champion in 2020. The Manchester-born athlete grew up in a sporting family.

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Age 27

Weight 55kg

Height 1.62m

Anna Godoy

Anna Godoy

Points 14

Spain
ESP
A star of the Spanish team, Anna has an eye on the Tokyo Olympics, and has medal aspirations in the mixed relay where her nation has a formidable squad to choose from. Anna comes from a triathlon background with her father and brother both having been international athletes and comes into the SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift ready to prove her sprint pedigree.

Age 28

Weight 54kg

Height 1.62m

Kate Waugh

Points 14

United Kingdom
GBR

Kate Waugh is a fast emerging talent on the triathlon scene. She has been a consistent performer at the Under-23 level and is now stepping up to challenge the elites.

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Age 22

Weight 57kg

Height 1.72m

Alice Betto

Points 12

Italy
ITA

The 31-year-old Italian is a former under-23 and Elite National champion and a seasoned competitor on the world stage. Alice Betto came second in the Tokyo test event and fourth in the WTS Grand Final to show she continues to be a player in the sport’s biggest races.

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Age 33

Weight 56kg

Height 1.70m

Ilaria Zane

Ilaria Zane

Points 7

Italy
ITA

Many top triathletes come from a swimming background – but Ilaria Zane may be the only one who has graduated from synchronised swimming. In her childhood in Mestre, Italy, Ilaria was focused on gymnastics before she found synchronised swimming.

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Age 29

Weight 48kg

Height 1.57m

Ruth Astle

Ruth Astle

Points 3

United Kingdom
GBR
Ruth is living the triathlon dream having risen through the Age Group ranks before tasting the pro life. Having juggled full time employment with the rigours of training required to become overall Age Group champion at Kona in 2019, work has taken a backseat as swim-bike-run becomes the day job. Now Ruth is taking on the best in the world over the shortest of distances as well as the longest.

Age 30

Weight 58kg

Height 1.58m

Course Records

Rotterdam 2020

Justus Nieschlag 00:02:06
Jonny Brownlee 00:05:11
Javier Gomez 00:02:45
Justus Nieschlag SBR x 3 00:34:10
Jessica Learmonth 00:02:12
Jessica Learmonth 00:05:36
Jessica Learmonth 00:03:18
Jessica Learmonth SBR x 3 00:37:37

Group 1

Joshua Landmann (M)

Classification PTWC

United Kingdom
GBR

Nico Van der Burgt (M)

Classification PTS3

Netherlands
NLD

George Peasgood (M)

Classification PTS5

United Kingdom
GBR

Jairo Ruiz López (M)

Classification PTS5

Spain
ESP

Dave Ellis (M)

Classification PTVI

United Kingdom
GBR

Nicolas Dewalque (M)

Classification PTVI

Belgium
BEL

Oscar Kelly (M)

Classification PTVI

United Kingdom
GBR

Hèctor Catala (M)

Classification PTVI

Spain
ESP

Brendan Bischoff (M)

Classification PTWC

Netherlands
NLD

Margret Ijdema (F)

Classification PTWC

Netherlands
NLD

Group 2

Alejandro Sánchez Palomero (M)

Classification PTS4

Spain
ESP

Michael Taylor (M)

Classification PTS4

United Kingdom
GBR

Finley Jakes (M)

Classification PTS4

United Kingdom
GBR

Joe Kurt (M)

Classification PTS4

Luxembourg
LUX

Claire Cashmore (F)

Classification PTS5

United Kingdom
GBR

Lauren Steadman (F)

Classification PTS5

United Kingdom
GBR

Melissa Reid (F)

Classification PTVI

United Kingdom
GBR

Alison Peasgood (F)

Classification PTVI

United Kingdom
GBR

Jetze Plat (M)

Classification PTWC

Netherlands
NLD

Geert Schipper (M)

Classification PTWC

Netherlands
NLD
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ParaTriathlon

SLT Arena Games

What are the SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift?

The SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift are an innovative concept that blends in real life and virtual racing to deliver a new level of immersive viewing experience. It took the triathlon world by storm on its debut in Rotterdam and is back in two epic locations for 2021. With further innovations and more live data and in your face cameras the events will get closer to the athletes than ever before.

When are the races?

London plays host to the first 2021 edition of the SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift on Saturday March 27. It takes place at the London Aquatic Centre at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Rotterdam will host for the second time on April 18, with the Zwemcentrum taking centre stage for all the thrilling action.

How does it work?

The SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift is an amalgamation of in real life and virtual racing and provides an immersive viewing experience that allows fans to get up close and personal with the best triathletes in the world and enjoy live data.

The swim leg takes place in an Olympic sized pool while the bike and run disciplines are completed on Tacx Neo2T smart trainers and self-powered curved treadmills with the power and speed of the athletes turned into a visual race via Zwift’s online platform.

The TV broadcast brings together the best of all these elements to produce a captivating event, with in your face cameras of athletes in an enclosed environment showing their effort and raw suffering like never before.

What format will the athletes race?

The Pros will be racing Super League’s unique Triple Mix format.

That means three short, sharp and unpredictable stages that all feature swim, bike and run and offer no respite to the athletes with the added challenge that the order of the disciplines is shuffled each time.

There is a very short break of around a couple of minutes between the three stages, with each starting at a set time. That will reward those that finish quickest by giving them a longer rest period.

The results of the three individual stages will combine to determine the overall winner.

What order will the races be in?

  1. The first stage will be swim-run-bike
  2. The second stage will be run-bike-swim
  3. The final stage will be bike-swim-run

What distances will the athletes race?

The swim legs are 200m, the bike 4km and the run 1km.

How will the point scoring work?

For each of the three individual stages in the Triple Mix format all ten athletes will be awarded points. It is as simple as 10 points for first place down to one point for 10th.

The cumulative totals at the end of the Triple Mix will confirm the winners.

What if there is a tie?

In the event of a tie the athlete with the best result in the final stage of the Triple Mix will be placed higher in the rankings.

Which Zwift course is being used?

The athletes will bike and run on Zwift’s Crit City course.

Who is racing?

Super League has recruited the biggest names in the sport with ten men and ten women competing. There are Olympic medallists, world champions and even a couple of up and comers in a stellar field.

You can view the first athletes to be announced here on the races tab. Stay tuned for many more big names to come.

Is there prize money?

Yes, the Pros will be racing for cash to add extra incentive to race at full throttle throughout.

Is the event COVID secure?

Yes. As elite sports events the SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift fully comply with all applicable local and national regulations. It is also designed with social distancing in mind with athletes swimming in their own lanes and bike and run stations more than 2m apart.

Where to watch

How can I watch?

The SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift has secured global broadcast deals.

You can see the confirmed broadcaster in your region in the Race section. We will publish full details shortly.

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