Super League TriathlonSLT
Championship
Malibu 2021

25 Sep 21
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25 Sep 21

One of the world’s most iconic triathlons will host Super League racing for the first time as the beautiful Pacific Coast welcomes the best in the world for a spectacular finale to the 2021 Championship Series. The event will not only be Super League’s first in Malibu but also a first visit to the USA for the sport’s most exciting race brand.

California is known as the modern birthplace of triathlon, and Malibu is at the heart of that, with this year’s event seeing it celebrate its 35th edition – and a first as part of Super League.

With such history and tradition, and with so much on the line, the season-ending event promises to produce a thrilling climax to the Championship Series with the titles – and the prize purses – being decided.

Malibu will feature an ocean swim off of the stunning Zuma Beach with the bike and run legs taking place on the Pacific Coast Highway.

There is sure to be a significant crowd in attendance and a smattering of celebrities with red hot racing guaranteed with everything on the line.

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Event Schedule

Zuma Beach Parking Lot Opens (no exit until after 10:40 am)

4:00 am

Pre-Race Meeting at Main Stage // National Anthem

6:30 am

Olympic Distance Race Begins

7:00 am

Expo Opens

10:00 am

Competitor Awards Ceremony

11:00 am

Classic Distance Packet Pickup

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Triathlon Clinics held at the main stage

1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Super League Triathlon - Pro Women

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Super League Triathlon - Pro Men

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Super League Triathlon - Awards

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Zuma Beach Parking Lot Opens (no exit until after 10:40 am)

4:00 am

Pre-Race Meeting at Main Stage // National Anthem

6:45 am

Classic Distance Race Begins // Expo Opens

7:00 am

Kids Zone Opens // Kid’s Run and Tot Trot Registration Opens at CHLA

8:00 am

Kids Run and Tot Trot Start

11:00 am

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Presentation // Celebrity Division Awards Ceremony // Transition Area Re-Opens

10:00 am

Competitor Awards Ceremony

10:30 am

Expo Closes

1:00 pm

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Women Eliminator Race
Local Time 1:30pm
2021-09-25 20:30:00
2021-09-25 20:30:00 UTC
Sat, 25.09.21 20:30
Men Eliminator Race
Local Time 2:45pm
2021-09-25 21:45:00
2021-09-25 21:45:00 UTC
Sat, 25.09.21 21:45

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Eurosport 2
2021-09-29 10:00:00
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Wed, 29.09.21 10:00
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Race Format

Eliminator

Master of Tenacity

The Eliminator is the first-ever format raced in Super League. 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.

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However, there is also a cunning twist – a pre-defined number of athletes are eliminated after each discipline of every stage making positioning crucial.

There are two Short Chutes up for grabs – the first for the fastest athlete over the opening swim and transition and the second for the first athlete to complete the opening bike stage and transition (all taken across the mount lines). Short Chutes are to be taken on the third and final run.

Stage 1 5 Eliminations: 1 after the bike | 2 after 1st lap of run | 2 at the finish line

swim 300m
-1 bike 4km
-2 run 1.6km

Stage 2 5 Eliminations: 1 after the bike | 2 after 1st lap of run | 2 at the finish line

swim 300m
-1 bike 4km
-2 run 1.6km

Stage 3 3 Eliminations: 1 after the bike | 2 after 1st lap of the run The winner is the first athlete across the line at the end of Stage 3.

swim 300m
-1 bike 4km
-2 run 1.6km

Race Maps

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Men

Vincent Luis

Vincent Luis

Points: TBD

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 32

Weight 65kg

Height 1.77m

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Jonathan Brownlee

Points: TBD

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 31

Weight 70kg

Height 1.81m

Hayden Wilde

Hayden Wilde

Points: TBD

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 23

Weight 66kg

Height 1.75m

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Alex Yee

Points: TBD

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 to his name already it’s just as well. Born in Lewisham, London, Alex has always had a huge natural talent for running right from his school […] View Profile »

Age 23

Weight 55kg

Height 1.80m

Marten Vanriel 21

Marten Van Riel

Points: TBD

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 28

Weight 65kg

Height 1.83m

Vasco Vilaca

Vasco Vilaca

Points: TBD

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 21

Weight 65kg

Height 1.70m

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Jonas Schomburg

Points: TBD

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 27

Weight 69kg

Height 1.90m

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Mario Mola

Points: TBD

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 31

Weight 62kg

Height 1.78m

Matthew Hauser

Matthew Hauser

Points: TBD

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 23

Weight 74kg

Height 1.86m

Jacob Birtwhistle

Jacob Birtwhistle

Points: TBD

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 26

Weight 68kg

Height 1.83m

Aaron Royle

Aaron Royle

Points: TBD

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 31

Weight 67kg

Height 1.80m

Jannik Schaufler

Jannik Schaufler

Points: TBD

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 24

Weight 61kg

Height 1.77m

Tayler Reid

Tayler Reid

Points: TBD

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 24

Weight 69kg

Height 1.83m

Kenji Nener

Kenji Nener

Points: TBD

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 28

Weight 66kg

Height 1.74m

Max Studer

Max Studer

Points: TBD

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 25

Weight 62kg

Height 1.78m

Marco Van Der Stel

Marco Van Der Stel

Points: TBD

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 29

Weight 68kg

Height 1.76m

Tamás Tóth

Tamás Tóth

Points: TBD

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 32

Weight 66kg

Height 1.75m

Shachar Sagiv

Shachar Sagiv

Points: TBD

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 26

Height 1.81m

Seth Rider

Seth Rider

Points: TBD

United States of America
USA
Seth Rider is a late entrant into the 2021 Super League Triathlon Championship Series – and has run himself into form at just the right time. The up and coming American scored his best back-to-back weekends of racing at elite level just weeks before the start of the Series. View Profile »

Age 24

Weight 65kg

Height 1.82m

Alessandr Fabian 21

Alessandro Fabian

Points: TBD

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 33

Weight 75kg

Height 1.86m

Women

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Katie Zaferes

Points: TBD

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 32

Weight 63kg

Height 1.71m

Flora Duffy

Points: TBD

Bermuda
BER
Flora has reached the very pinnacle of the triathlon world in 2021 to imprint her name into history. Flora’s epic performance at the Tokyo Olympics saw her walk away with a gold medal – and in the process become the first person from Bermuda to ever stand on top of an Olympic podium. View Profile »

Weight 58kg

Height 1.64m

Georgia Taylor-Brown

Georgia Taylor-Brown

Points: TBD

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 and two Olympic medals. The Manchester-born athlete grew up in a sporting family. View Profile »

Age 27

Weight 55kg

Height 1.62m

Jessica Learmonth

Jessica Learmonth

Points: TBD

United Kingdom
GBR
“From supermarket worker to Olympic medal hopeful” was how the BBC summarised the remarkable career of Jessica Learmonth. It’s an inspirational fairytale that keeps getting better and better. View Profile »

Age 33

Weight 57kg

Height 1.68m

Cassandre Beaugrand

Cassandre Beaugrand

Points: TBD

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 24

Weight 54kg

Height 1.77m

Beth Potter 21

Beth Potter

Points: TBD

United Kingdom
GBR
With her running and triathlon ability having combined in perfect unison, Beth Potter has made headlines worldwide in 2021. Just a week after a standout performance saw Potter produce a surprise victory in the SLT Arena Games London. View Profile »

Age 29

Weight 51kg

Height 1.70m

Sophie Coldwell

Sophie Coldwell

Points: TBD

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 […] View Profile »

Age 26

Weight 58kg

Height 1.67m

Taylor Spivey

Taylor Spivey

Points: TBD

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 30

Weight 50kg

Height 1.60m

Rachel Klamer

Rachel Klamer

Points: TBD

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 30

Weight 50kg

Height 1.66m

Vicky Holland

Vicky Holland

Points: TBD

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 35

Weight 59kg

Height 1.68m

Non Stanford

Non Stanford

Points: TBD

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 32

Weight 55kg

Height 1.70m

Maya Kingma

Maya Kingma

Points: TBD

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 26

Weight 58kg

Height 1.70m

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Yuko Takahashi

Points: TBD

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 30

Weight 54kg

Height 1.65m

Léonie Périault

Léonie Périault

Points: TBD

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 27

Weight 51kg

Height 1.67m

Anna Godoy

Anna Godoy Contreras

Points: TBD

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 28

Weight 56kg

Height 1.62m

Ilaria Zane 21

Ilaria Zane

Points: TBD

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. View Profile »

Age 29

Weight 48kg

Height 1.57m

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Valerie Barthelemy

Points: TBD

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 30

Weight 59kg

Height 1.68m

Vittoria Lopes

Vittoria Lopes

Points: TBD

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 25

Weight 53kg

Height 1.63m

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Simone Ackermann

Points: TBD

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 31

Weight 56kg

Height 1.71m

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Emilie Morier

Points: TBD

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 24

Weight 59kg

Height 1.72m

Gillian Sanders

Gillian Sanders

Points: TBD

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 39

Weight 54kg

Height 1.69m

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