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Championship Series
London 2021

5 Sep 21
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5 Sep 21

Super League Triathlon’s blockbuster 2021 Championship Series kicks off in style as London plays host to the best triathletes in the world. West India Quay provides the stunning backdrop for the stars of swim-bike-run to take on Super League’s amazing formats outdoors for the first time in almost two years.

The event will set the tone for the rest of the Championship Series, with a fast start essential for all those harbouring hopes of challenging for the podium come the end of the month.

The water at West India Quay will offer a spectacular vantage point, but the real challenge for the athletes will come on dry land. A tight and technical course will be made all the more tricky by the presence of cobblestones in some areas, testing adaptability and biking handling to the max.

The race will be the first time that Super League has hosted a Championship Series event in the UK, and with so many top-level British athletes set to compete and an eager home crowd, the stage is set for a spectacular event.

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Race Format

Triple Mix

Master of Versatility

Throwing the traditional swim-bike-run sequence out the window, the Triple Mix shuffles the disciplines over 3 Stages. It tests the versatility of the athletes and whether they can keep track of what comes next in the heat of battle.

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Mistakes in this format are costly, and every second counts on Stage 1 and 2 as they define Stage 3’s pursuit start. At the end of each stage, athletes have a few minutes to reset themselves and their equipment. Stage 1 and Stage 2 are mass starts with the order of swim-bike run and run-bike-swim. The accumulated times across Stages 1 and 2 set the timings for a pursuit start in Stage 3, which is bike-swim-run.

Note: For the run section of Stage 3 in Toulouse, athletes will run 2 laps, where 1 lap will be run in stages 1 and 2.

Men

Hayden Wilde 500x500 1

Hayden Wilde

Points 15

New Zealand
NZL
Hayden Wilde is a prime example of how Super League Triathlon can kickstart an athlete’s career – and give them a great nickname. Hayden was already accomplished at swim-bike-run as a junior on the less well known off-road scene. View Profile »

Age 24

Weight 66kg

Height 1.75m

Vincent Luis 2

Vincent Luis

Points 14

France
FRA
Vincent Luis has established himself as one of the most dominant athletes in the sport and the King of Super League Triathlon. The Frenchman’s journey to the top has been a long one and involved plenty of twists and turns along the way. View Profile »

Age 33

Weight 65kg

Height 1.77m

Jonathan Brownlee 500x500 3

Jonathan Brownlee

Points 13

United Kingdom
GBR
Jonathan Brownlee is a triathlon royalty with three 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. View Profile »

Age 32

Weight 70kg

Height 1.81m

Vasco Vilaca 500x500 4

Vasco Vilaca

Points 12

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. View Profile »

Age 22

Weight 65kg

Height 1.70m

Alex Yee 500x500 5

Alex Yee

Points 11

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 – and with two Olympic medals and a Super League Triathlon Championship Series title to his name already it’s just as well. Born in Lewisham, London, Alex has always had a huge […] View Profile »

Age 24

Weight 55kg

Height 1.80m

Seth Rider 6

Seth Rider

Points 10

United States of America
USA
Seth Rider is a late entrant into the 2021 Super League Triathlon Championship Series – and made it count as he proved to be one of the surprise packages and pick up a bonus $20,000 for winning the green cycling jersey. The up and coming American scored his best back-to-back weekends of racing at elite […] View Profile »

Age 25

Weight 65kg

Height 1.82m

Jacob Birtwhistle 7

Jacob Birtwhistle

Points 9

Australia
AUS
Jacob Birtwhistle was one of the most decorated schoolboy athletes in Australia before he turned his attention to triathlon and found another avenue for sporting glory. Born in Launceston, Jake was crowned Australian Junior Champion an incredible 11 times in running events while at school. View Profile »

Age 27

Weight 68kg

Height 1.83m

Shachar Sagiv 500x500 8

Shachar Sagiv

Points 8

Israel
ISR
Shachar Sagiv is keeping it in the family with his Olympic success. Just three Israeli triathletes have ever had the honour of representing their country at an Olympics – and two of them did so in Tokyo. View Profile »

Age 28

Height 1.81m

Alessandr Fabian 21 9

Alessandro Fabian

Points 7

Italy
ITA
Alessandro Fabian’s journey into triathlon was inspired by Michael Phelps – or rather the fact he couldn’t keep up with him. Alessandro grew up in Padova, Italy, and was a swimmer as a child, racing competitively until he was 18. View Profile »

Age 34

Weight 75kg

Height 1.86m

Aaron Royle 10

Aaron Royle

Points 6

Australia
AUS
Aaron Royle’s triathlon career was born at the age of 14 when he refused his parent’s demands to choose between swimming and running and instead found a sport that allowed him to add another discipline into the mix. Aaron was born and grew up in Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia, and enjoyed the typical […] View Profile »

Age 32

Weight 67kg

Height 1.80m

Max Studer 11

Max Studer

Points 5

Switzerland
SUI
Max Studer has been nicknamed Clark Kent by his coach because he changes his personality and becomes a Superman when he competes. That coach in question is Brett Sutton, who has led multiple athletes to triathlon domination down the years and is now guiding Max to some rapidly improving results. View Profile »

Age 26

Weight 62kg

Height 1.78m

Gordon Benson 12

Gordon Benson

Points 4

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 […] View Profile »

Age 28

Weight 78kg

Height 1.91m

Slt Athletes S19 13

Jonas Schomburg

Points 3

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. View Profile »

Age 28

Weight 69kg

Height 1.90m

Tayler Reid 500x500 14

Tayler Reid

Points 2

New Zealand
NZL
Tayler Reid made a bold move when he started triathlon. Rather than starting out with a local event, finding he was good and working his way up, he made his first race the national championships. View Profile »

Age 26

Weight 69kg

Height 1.83m

Slt Athletes S19 15

Mario Mola

Points 1

Spain
ESP
One of the undisputed kings of the triathlon world, Mario has been consistently at the top of the game for years with his killer run speed pushing him ahead of his rivals. Mario’s story begins back in Mallorca where like many on the Spanish island he had a love for the water. View Profile »

Age 32

Weight 62kg

Height 1.78m

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Matthew Hauser

Points 0

Australia
AUS
Matthew Hauser was given the dream triathlon experience when a chance encounter with Chris McCormack helped him get a place on one of the most coveted start lines in the sport’s history. Matthew’s father had been reading Macca’s book and happened to spot him in a local cafe, and the pair got chatting. View Profile »

Age 24

Weight 74kg

Height 1.86m

Jannik Schaufler 17

Jannik Schaufler

Points 0

Germany
GER
Jannik Schaufler is one of triathlon’s hottest properties who is striving to prove himself on and off the race course. Jannik grew up focussed on soccer rather than triathlon, enjoying the team aspect of the sport but already showing a keen desire to be the best he could be. View Profile »

Age 25

Weight 61kg

Height 1.77m

Tamás Tóth 18

Tamás Tóth

Points 0

Hungary
HUN
Tamás Tóth has spent years helping athletes to further their careers as well as trying to develop his own. Tamás was elected onto the ITU Athletes’ Committee in 2018 and became chairman before joining World Triathlon’s Executive Board representing athletes as he found a passion in helping his fellow competitors get a voice to help […] View Profile »

Age 33

Weight 66kg

Height 1.75m

Marco Van Der Stel 19

Marco Van Der Stel

Points 0

Netherlands
NED
Marco van der Stel made a big decision when he left high school in 2010 – to give himself one year to make it as a professional triathlete or move on. Marco was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and grew up swimming. View Profile »

Age 30

Weight 68kg

Height 1.76m

Kenji Nener 500x500 20

Kenji Nener

Points 0

Japan
JPN
Kenji Nener never quit on his Olympic dream – and by finishing 14th in Tokyo proved his faith was justified. Kenji grew up in Perth, Western Australia and began to dabble in triathlon aged 13 having grown up playing ball sports such as tennis and football. View Profile »

Age 29

Weight 66kg

Height 1.74m

Simon Henseleit 21 0

Simon Henseleit

Points DNS

Germany
GER
Simon made his breakthrough into the elite ranks in dramatic fashion with Super League Triathlon. After serious injury problems threatened to derail his career, Simon bounced back to become German Junior champion in 2019 and part of the European title winning Under-23 German Mixed Relay team. View Profile »

Age 22

Marten Vanriel 21 0

Marten Van Riel

Points DNS

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. View Profile »

Age 29

Weight 65kg

Height 1.83m

Women

Jessica Learmonth 1

Jessica Learmonth

Points 15

United Kingdom
GBR
A star of the sport and of Super League Triathlon, Learmonth took the first ever Arena Games title in Rotterdam in 2020 where she was totally dominant. Her Super League pedigree was further underlined in her Championship Series debut season in 2021 as she won three events and finished second overall. View Profile »

Age 34

Weight 57kg

Height 1.68m

Georgia Taylor Brown 500x500 2

Georgia Taylor-Brown

Points 14

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, winning two Olympic medals and the 2021 Super League Triathlon Championship Series. The Manchester-born athlete grew up in a sporting family. View Profile »

Age 28

Weight 55kg

Height 1.62m

Vicky Holland 3

Vicky Holland

Points 13

United Kingdom
GBR
Vicky Holland was something of a latecomer to triathlon but has certainly made up for any lost time with an Olympic medal and a World Championship title on her stellar CV. The Gloucester born Brit was a brilliant swim talent as a youngster before turning her attention to running. View Profile »

Age 36

Weight 59kg

Height 1.68m

Slt Athletes S19 4

Katie Zaferes

Points 12

United States of America
USA
Katie Zaferes has gone from thinking that she didn’t stand a chance of earning a living from triathlon to becoming a World and two-time Super League champion. Katie grew up in Hampstead, Maryland, USA, and was always an active child. View Profile »

Age 33

Weight 63kg

Height 1.71m

Sophie Coldwell 500x500 5

Sophie Coldwell

Points 11

United Kingdom
GBR
Sophie Coldwell is one of the world’s leading triathletes, consistently on the podium in World Series races and already a Super League Triathlon Arena Games champion having won in Rotterdam 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 […] View Profile »

Age 27

Weight 58kg

Height 1.67m

Taylor Spivey 500x500 6

Taylor Spivey

Points 10

United States of America
USA
Taylor Spivey was a national champion in surf lifesaving before she found a love of triathlon that would become her career while studying in Florence, Italy. Spivey grew up in Redondo Beach, California, USA. View Profile »

Age 31

Weight 50kg

Height 1.60m

Beth Potter 500x500 7

Beth Potter

Points 9

United Kingdom
GBR
With her running and triathlon ability having combined in perfect unison, Potter made headlines worldwide in 2021. Just a week after a standout performance saw Potter produce a surprise victory in the Arena Games London, she ran a world record time of 14:41 on the road for 5km to stun the world of athletics too. View Profile »

Age 30

Weight 51kg

Height 1.70m

Léonie Périault 8

Léonie Périault

Points 8

France
FRA
One of the greatest tributes paid to Léonie Periault is that she has a legitimate claim to be France’s number one female triathlete. Given the outrageous strength of a team that also includes Cassandre Beaugrand, Emilie Morier and Sandra Dodet, that is quite an accolade. View Profile »

Age 28

Weight 51kg

Height 1.67m

Maya Kingma 9

Maya Kingma

Points 7

Netherlands
NED
Maya Kingma has used her brain to help overcome physical issues and make her way to the top of the world in 2021. The Dutch athlete must be the most qualified in the field with a Bachelor in Psychology and a minor in programming and Artificial Intelligence. View Profile »

Age 27

Weight 58kg

Height 1.70m

Cassandre Beaugrand 500x500 10

Cassandre Beaugrand

Points 6

France
FRA
Cassandre Beaugrand is one of the new breed of triathletes who have been in the sport from a very young age. Her journey began as a runner, with her mother competing at middle distance and her father, Ludovic Beaugrand, working as a coach at the Livry-Gargan Athletics Club in her hometown on the outskirts of […] View Profile »

Age 25

Weight 54kg

Height 1.77m

Slt Athletes S19 11

Emilie Morier

Points 5

France
FRA
Émilie Morier still has so much of her triathlon career ahead of her, which is especially impressive given she may have been racing for more years than many of her older peers. Émilie first raced a triathlon when she was just six-years-old. View Profile »

Age 25

Weight 59kg

Height 1.72m

Rachel Klamer 500x500 (1) 12

Rachel Klamer

Points 4

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 […] View Profile »

Age 32

Weight 50kg

Height 1.66m

Slt Athletes S19 13

Yuko Takahashi

Points 3

Japan
JPN
Yuko Takahashi can lay claim to being a lifelong triathlete. The Japanese swim-bike-run expert raced for the first time, aged just eight, and her love for the sport has kept her driven towards the goal of competing in a home Olympics in Tokyo. View Profile »

Age 31

Weight 54kg

Height 1.65m

Slt Athletes S19 14

Valerie Barthelemy

Points 2

Belgium
BEL
Valerie Barthelemy is the epitome of a resident of the world who has put on hold a promising career to pursue her triathlon dream. Born in the USA to Belgian parents, Valerie lived in France, Thailand and the USA while she was growing up. View Profile »

Age 31

Weight 59kg

Height 1.68m

Non Stanford 500x500 15

Non Stanford

Points 1

United Kingdom
GBR
Non Stanford has built a reputation as one of Britain’s finest short course triathletes. The Welsh star, who was born in Bridgend and grew up in Swansea, started life as a cross country runner and took the Welsh Schools 1,500m title for three consecutive years from 2002-2004 and was third in 3,000m at the AAA […] View Profile »

Age 33

Weight 55kg

Height 1.70m

Slt Athletes S19 16

Simone Ackermann

Points 0

South Africa
RSA
Simone Ackermann faced a long road to achieve her triathlon dream. Simone was born in East London, South Africa, before moving to Whangarei, New Zealand, when she was nine-years-old. View Profile »

Age 32

Weight 56kg

Height 1.71m

Vittoria Lopes 17

Vittoria Lopes

Points 0

Brazil
BRA
Regularly one of the first athletes out of the water, Vittoria Lopes has built a reputation of racing from the front. The Brazilian’s swim pedigree should perhaps come as no surprise as her mother, Helda Lopes, raced in the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City while her cousin, Luiz Altamir Melo, swam for Brazil […] View Profile »

Age 26

Weight 53kg

Height 1.63m

Anna Godoy 18

Anna Godoy Contreras

Points 0

Spain
ESP
Anna Godoy Contreras is keeping it in the family with her exploits in the world of triathlon. Anna’s father was an international triathlete, while her brother is also part of the Spanish team. View Profile »

Age 30

Weight 56kg

Height 1.62m

Gillian Sanders 19

Gillian Sanders

Points 0

South Africa
RSA
Gillian Sanders is one of the most experienced athletes in the Super League field as a three-time Olympian, and also has a career in law. Growing up in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Gillian was perhaps destined to be an athlete when you consider her sporting genes. View Profile »

Age 41

Weight 54kg

Height 1.69m

Slt Athletes S19 20

Alice Betto

Points 0

Italy
ITA
Alice 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 on 2019 to show she continues to be a player in the sport’s biggest races. View Profile »

Age 34

Weight 56kg

Height 1.70m

Carolina Routier 21

Carolina Routier

Points 0

Spain
ESP
One of the fastest swimmers in the sport, Carolina Routier has come a long way in triathlon since not even owning a bike a decade ago. Carolina was born in Banyoles, Catalonia, Spain, and eased her way into the sport through aquathlon, which combined her childhood passions of swimming and running. View Profile »

Age 32

Weight 60kg

Height 1.72m

Championship Series

What is the Championship Series?

Super League Triathlon’s Championship Series is the season of races in which our athletes earn points towards the overall leaderboard. At the end of each season, the leaderboard decides who are crowned as the male and female Super League Triathlon Championship Series winners. The winners take home the coveted Boguslavskiy Trophy.

There are four events in the 2021 Championship Series, with amazing destinations around the world. Super League is the only globally broadcast series that answers the question: Who is the fastest triathlete in the world?

How do the races work?

Each race weekend features a star-studded men’s and women’s race, with everything on the line making it a nerve-wracking day for the athletes and compelling viewing for fans. All 20 men and 20 women to the start line hoping to get the better of one another across whichever of Super League’s unique race formats are being employed on that day.

The events have 1 of 4 formats – Enduro, Triple Mix, Equalizer or Eliminator – depending on the course and the racing excitement factor. And this is where Super League is truly unique. Our standard distances are:

Swim: 300m Bike: 4km Run: 1.6km

How do athletes score points?

Points are primarily accumulated according to the finish position of each weekend of the Championship Series. There are also cash bonuses to be accrued along the way for the fastest in the swim, bike and run disciplines across the Series. To see detailed race results or overall standings, please head over to leaderboards. The instant results may contain minor errors. They are finalized within 24 hours after the race takes place.

How many points do you get for a race?

The top 15 athletes score points across the regular Championship Series weekends. It is 15 for the winner down to 1 point for 15th place.

What’s the prize money on offer?

Super League offers a huge prize purse, which ensures the best talent on the start line and seriously competitive racing. There are prizes both for event finishes and the overall Championship Series leaderboard and the winners of the various coloured jerseys. Super League will announce its prize structure ahead of the start of the 2021 Championship Series.

On top of all that, every Super League athlete is guaranteed to be treated like a true professional. That means Super League pays for all flights, accommodation, food and provides all-around support, bike mechanics, physiotherapy, marketing, promotion, social media support and much more.

Want to find out more?

Check out the ultimate Championship Series Guide. It covers its essence, explains how the athletes are selected, describes the race formats and rules, deciphers how the points are scored, and reveals the amazing prizes.

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