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Super League Triathlon is back in California with a simple aim: to make short course racing cool again in the USA. And SLT’s incredible star athletes and frenetic formats are the perfect formula for success.
The stunning shores of Zuma Beach provide an awe inspiring backdrop for the best athletes on the planet to go toe-to-toe with an unpredictable sea swim really changing things up.
The trip to Malibu is a third weekend of racing in a row for the athletes, and with tiredness creeping in mistakes will cost dearly.
Th event weekend is also host to the biggest fund raising triathlon in the world, the star studded Malibu Triathlon, which has already earned more than $16m for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
One of the original and best triathlons, Malibu attracts thousands of competitors every year, and a sprinkling of Hollywood stars keen to get on the action.
Previous events have seen the likes of Tom Cruise and Jennifer Lopez race, and the addition of Super League Triathlon’s Championship Series event makes the chance to compete even more spectacular. Simply head over to the Malibu Triathlon website for entry details.
The Eliminator was the first-ever format raced in Super League, and has been given a fresh new twist. It tests the resilience, stamina and velocity of the athletes in a pressure-cooker environment where field position proves key over timing. There are three rounds of swim-bike-run with a short break in between each for the athletes to reset their equipment. The total times from Stages 1 and 2 define a pursuit start for Stage 3.
However, there is also a cunning twist – the last three athletes across the Finish Line are eliminated after both Stages 1 and 2. There are no predefined eliminations during Stage 3, though the 90 second rule is in play, meaning athletes are eliminated from the race if they fall more than 90 seconds behind the leader after any discipline.
There are three Short Chutes up for grabs – for the first athlete across the Mount Line after the swim on Stage 1, for the first athlete across the Mount Line after the bike on Stage 1 and for the first athlete across the Finish Line at the end of Stage 1. Short Chutes are won for a Team and awarded to an athlete during the race by their Team Manager. Short Chutes are to be taken on the first lap of the run in Stage 3. No team can win more than one Short Chute.
Super League Triathlon Championship Series 22 heads back to Zuma Beach for our 3rd event, which will be hosted alongside the prestigious Malibu Triathlon. Falling right in the middle of the 2022 series, this is sure to be an exciting, and potentially crucial race, as athletes will be battling to be in a strong position heading into the latter stages of the series. There will be MCs, big screens and a Tri Expo with food and beverages.
With a tight course, you will see the Super League pros multiple times, as they take on an epic weekend of racing. The Malibu Tri is without doubt one of the sport’s most iconic events. In it’s 35-year history, it has gone from strength to strength and raised more than $15m for CHLA. This one is also guaranteed to be a celebrity-packed event, with previous racers including J Lo, Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron.
Zuma Beach, 30050 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265, United States
There are bleachers located at lifeguard tower 10 on the boardwalk which is directly behind the transition area. Athletes will pass through the transition area as they transition from the swim portion to the bike portion and again from the bike portion to the run portion. There are bleachers located at the finish line as well! If you are going to watch the bikers along Pacific Coast Highway or along the Run Course, please be mindful of the participants and stay behind the barricades and pennant. Go Racers!
Spectators should park at Malibu High School at 30215 Morning View Dr., or at Point Dume.
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Celebrity Awards Ceremony / CHLA Presentation
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