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NEOM 2022

29 Oct 22
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29 Oct 22

Super League Triathlon is heading to NEOM for what is sure to be a thrilling Grand Finale to the 2022 Championship Series. The best triathletes in the business will battle it out across three gruelling stages of swim, bike and run in a truly spectacular setting.
NEOM will see the culmination of five all out, explosive triathlon races across the world, as the the athletes make one final bid for glory and a share of the $1.8m prize pool.
Can two-time Super League Triathlon Champion Vincent Luis make it lucky number 3? Will Georgia Taylor-Brown retain her crown from 2021? Or maybe it is time for a new star of the sport to rise to the top in this unique and ambitious young city.

 

 

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Race Format

Enduro

Master of Endurance

The Enduro is considered the most brutal format of all. Requiring endurance and tactics, the Enduro is a non-stop burst of nine back-to-back triathlon disciplines without any breaks. The easiest way to think about it is swim-bike-run repeated continuously three times in a row, or over three Stages.

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A focus on speed is a key demand of the Enduro because any athlete who falls more than 90 seconds behind the leader will be eliminated.

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 Mount 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.

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Men

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Matthew Hauser

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

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Jonathan Brownlee

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

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Hayden Wilde

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

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Ryan Fisher

Australia
AUS
Australian Ryan Fisher is a Super League Triathlon veteran having competed in the first two SLT events including the inaugural contest on Hamilton Island. In 2019, he also won the qualifying round in Bali to grab a Golden Ticket for the Championship series. View Profile »

Age 31

Weight 67kg

Height 1.73m

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Richard Murray

Netherlands
NED
Richard Murray has become an icon of short course triathlon thanks to more than a decade of gutsy displays on the world stage and an engaging character that has made him both a popular and, at times, controversial figure. Richard was born in South Africa and grew up on a grain farm near Durbanville. View Profile »

Age 33

Weight 70kg

Height 1.80m

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Abdulrahman Abdullah H Alghamdi

Saudi Arabia
KSA
Abdulrahman is one of the fiercest runners on the Saudi Triathlon National Team andcurrently holds a streak of wins in Saudi Triathlon’s local Championship Series in 2021 and2022. He made the transition to triathlon in 2020 and says, “I never looked back since. View Profile »

Age 35

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Alshariffaisal Alharith

Saudi Arabia
KSA
Faisal is one of the pioneering triathletes in the Kingdom with an accolade of participations and awards in triathlon in the GCC and MENA region and is currently on the Saudi Triathlon National Team. Coming from a cycling background, he started triathlon as a way to increase his overall fitness, but quickly realized that triathlon […] View Profile »

Age 30

Weight 66kg

Height 1.71m

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Kenji Nener

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

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Tyler Mislawchuk

Canada
CAN
Tyler Mislawchuk made a great decision in leaving aside his ice hockey ambitions to pursue his career as a professional triathlete. The Winnipeg native was a huge fan of ice hockey as a youngster and played to a high standard. View Profile »

Age 28

Weight 59kg

Height 1.72m

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Max Stapley

United Kingdom
GBR
Triathletes are known for their globetrotting exploits – Max Stapley takes it to another level. Born in France but growing up in Canada and Australia, the Politics, Philosophy and Economics graduate is now based in the British triathlon hotbed of Leeds. View Profile »

Age 23

Weight 70kg

Height 1.85m

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Chase McQueen

United States of America
USA
Chase McQueen grew up in the US Midwest in a small town in Indiana, playing a variety of sports, but focussing competitively on swimming in high school. A talented swimmer with a long, gliding stroke he’s since adapted for the open water, McQueen became worn down by 10,000-yard weeks in the pool and jumped at […] View Profile »

Age 24

Weight 68kg

Height 1.82m

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Tayler Reid

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

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Panagiotis Bitados

Greece
GRE
Greece might not have a long and storied history in triathlon, but watch out for teenage sensation Panagiotis Bitados blazing a unique trail to the top – much of it on the trails. Unlike his Super League contemporaries, Bitados, who trains under the vastly experienced Australian coach Brett Sutton, has no experience of World Triathlon […] View Profile »

Age 19

Weight 182kg

Height 0.70m

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Jamie Riddle

South Africa
RSA
Jamie Riddle was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa but trains in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape Province known for its vineyards, nature reserves and as a go-to destination for some of the world’s best triathletes. The South African is an exciting racer to watch and relishes the chance to be in any and every […] View Profile »

Age 22

Weight 69kg

Height 1.82m

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Shachar Sagiv

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

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Vasco Vilaca

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

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Valentin Wernz

Germany
GER
Called an “unpolished diamond” after a first track session by his youth triathlon coach Thomas Schmidt, it was evident from an early age that Valentin Wernz could make a mark on the triathlon world.Having been persuaded to switch from football, the young tyro from Saarbrücken in west Germany on the French border won his first […] View Profile »

Age 27

Weight 70kg

Height 1.85m

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Daniel Dixon

United Kingdom
GBR
Dan Dixon from Morpeth in Northumberland is a young British triathlete carving his own direction in the sport – and making a successful go of it so far. Having started triathlon aged nine, perhaps it should be no surprise that Dixon has already made an impressive start to his professional career. View Profile »

Age 20

Weight 59kg

Height 1.69m

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Christopher Perham

United Kingdom
GBR
In a case of one strong swimmer replacing another, Perham enters the Super League Triathlon series for 2022 as a late replacement for injured South African Henri Schoeman. The Loughborough-based triathlete has been part of the British Triathlon set-up for the past decade and has gained a wealth of experience racing different formats across the […] View Profile »

Age 27

Weight 73kg

Height 1.92m

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Sergio Baxter Cabrera

Spain
ESP
Sergio Baxter Cabrera looks set to be the latest star in a long line of Spanish talent to make their mark on triathlon’s global stage. Hailing from a cycling background, the young triathlete cites compatriot Alejandro Valverde as his hero, probably no surprise since he has been heading out on two wheels with the 2018 […] View Profile »

Age 22

Weight 58kg

Height 1.72m

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Emil Holm

Denmark
DEN
Denmark’s Emil Holm has had a busy two years competing in World Cups and on the World Triathlon Championship Series to earn himself a shot at Super League Triathlon glory this autumn. Living and training in Stevns, south of Copenhagen, with a squad coached by his dad might come as a surprise when he discloses […] View Profile »

Age 26

Weight 74kg

Height 1.90m

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Maximilian Sperl

Germany
GER
After a youth spent running in his home city of Regensburg in south east Germany, Sperl took part in a first triathlon in May 2011 and a love of swim-bike-run was born. At a lean 6ft 3, the 27-year-old German towers over many of his rivals. View Profile »

Age 27

Weight 71kg

Height 1.92m

Women

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Georgia Taylor-Brown

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

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Beth Potter

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

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Sian Rainsley

United Kingdom
GBR
Having first discovered multisport at the age of seven, Rainsley is the latest British female star to be making a mark. She has won silver at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games (2014) as well as European Under-23 mixed relay gold (2017) and achieved several Under-23 and elite podium finishes since. View Profile »

Age 25

Weight 53kg

Height 1.64m

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Rachel Klamer

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

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Emma Jeffcoat

Australia
AUS
Emma Jeffcoat has lived the Australian dream and used it as the perfect platform to launch a career in professional triathlon. Growing up on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, Emma enjoyed the most active and outdoors of lifestyles. View Profile »

Age 27

Weight 67kg

Height 1.74m

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Nicole Van Der Kaay

New Zealand
NZL
While Hayden Wilde has been lighting up the triathlon scene for New Zealand’s men, Nicole Van Der Kaay has been leading the way for the Kiwi women and is an exciting prospect as she readies herself for a Super League debut. The best placed New Zealander in the last three major Games including the Commonwealths […] View Profile »

Age 26

Weight 57kg

Height 1.70m

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Sophie Coldwell

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

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Non Stanford

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

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Taylor Spivey

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

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Natalie van Coevorden

Australia
AUS
Natalie Van Coevorden was born and grew up in Campbelltown, New South Wales as a burgeoning swimmer and cross-country runner. Spotted by the national talent identification program in Australia for her potential in the pool, she was later scouted by coach Jamie Turner and began training full-time for triathlon. View Profile »

Age 29

Weight 172kg

Height 0.57m

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Verena Steinhauser

Italy
ITA
One of the leading and most experienced triathletes in a strong squad of Italian women who are making their mark on the triathlon scene, Steinhauser has competed on the world stage for the past decade. Originally from Bressanone in northern Italy, but now living and training in Pescara, it would be fair to claim that […] View Profile »

Age 28

Weight 50kg

Height 1.60m

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Hanne De Vet

Belgium
BEL
The Belgian triathlete who goes by the nickname of ‘Vetje’ was born in Brasschaat in Flanders just south of the Dutch border and a first appearance in the Super League Triathlon Championship series is the latest step in fulfilling her multisport potential. One of the best young hopes for her country, the 23-year-old finished third […] View Profile »

Age 24

Weight 53kg

Height 1.67m

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Kate Waugh

United Kingdom
GBR
Kate Waugh is an emerging talent on the British triathlon scene – a consistent performer at both junior and Under-23 level who is now stepping up to challenge the elites. The psychology student from Gateshead who trains at Leeds also has useful Super League Triathlon experience to draw upon, having taken part in both the […] View Profile »

Age 23

Weight 57kg

Height 1.72m

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Jeanne Lehair

Luxembourg
LUX
Jeanne Lehair is one of the best young talents to emerge from an enviable French system, and having worn the Tricolore for the past decade is now switching allegiance to represent Luxembourg. Lehair is one of four sporting siblings introduced to the sport by her athletic father at an early age, taking part in her […] View Profile »

Age 26

Weight 56kg

Height 1.59m

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Miriam Casillas Garcia

Spain
ESP
A two-time Olympian, Miriam Casillas Garcia was born in Badajoz on the Portuguese border in southwestern Spain. A junior cross-tri world champion in El Anillo, Midwestern Spain as far back as 2011, Casillas Garcia’s strong bike handling skills should be ideal for the tight Super League circuits. View Profile »

Age 30

Weight 52kg

Height 1.64m

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Cassandre Beaugrand

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

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Sophia Green

United Kingdom
GBR
Sophia Green grew up combining swimming with figure skating, competing for Scotland on the ice and almost gaining selection for the Great Britain squad. Having taken the tricky decision to focus purely on swimming, she then moved into multisport with a first triathlon in 2014 at the age of 14. View Profile »

Age 22

Weight 64kg

Height 1.63m

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Cathia Schär

Switzerland
SUI
At just 21 years old, Switzerland’s Cathia Schär will be one of the youngest athletes standing on the Super League pontoon for the 2022 series. Yet she’s also one of the most consistent because since starting on the junior European Cup circuit in 2017, she barely has a poor result to her name and most […] View Profile »

Age 21

Height 1.74m

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Sara Röel

Mexico
MEX
“I’m learning a lot and living my dream,” says Sara Röel. “A few years ago, I wouldn’t believe where I am standing now. View Profile »

Age 26

Weight 48kg

Height 1.56m

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Jule Behrens

Germany
GER
German teenager Jule Behrens is one of the most exciting prospects to emerge in triathlon and is keen to square up against Olympic and world champions as she steps into the senior ranks. Last year, Behrens swept all before her at junior level, winning the World Championship in Quarteira, Portugal in November to back up […] View Profile »

Age 19

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Laura Lindemann

Germany
GER
Laura Lindemann has been leading the charge for German short course triathletes for the past few years, and whether it’s pushing the breakaway or driving the chase pack, the 26- year-old from Potsdam in Berlin plays a leading role in almost every race she starts. Lindemann had a bulging trophy cabinet before she even stepped […] View Profile »

Age 26

Weight 57kg

Height 1.68m

Slt2022 Neom Map Location

As well as being  the Grand Finale of the biggest Super League Triathlon Championship to date, SLT NEOM will be taking place as part of the first ever NEOM Beach Games. For more information on the NEOM Beach Games visit THIS LINK.

To find out more about where you can watch SLT NEOM 2022, please visit THIS PAGE

Event Schedule

Elite Race Women

14:20 - 15:20

Elite Race Men

15:40 - 16:40

FAQs - Everything you Need to Know About SLT Neom

What is the SLT Championship Series

Super League Triathlon’s Championship Series is the season of races in which our athletes earn points towards the overall leader board. At the end of each season, the leader board 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 five events in the 2022 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?

In addition, there is the improved SLT Teams concept back for 2022 after a big debut last time out, as well as individual leader boards for those who lead the way in the swim, bike and run disciplines.

How do you select the athletes?

Super League Triathlon’s experienced internal selection team features industry leaders and former World Champions to help to select the most exciting line-up. From established stars all the way through to emerging talent, Super League assembles the best blend of athletes for dynamic racing. There are 20 female and 20 male athletes competing at each event on a single day of racing over Super League’s exciting formats. As well as the athletes contracted across the Series plus any injury replacements, the start list for each event will include a small allocation of Wildcard slots who will be announced in the week leading up to each race.

How do the races work?

Each race day 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 get 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 3 formats – Enduro, Triple Mix, or Eliminator – depending on the course and the racing excitement factor. And this is where Super League is truly unique. Although distances can vary slightly depending on the course, our standard distances are:

Swim: 300m    Bike: 4km    Run: 1.6km

The 2022 Championship Series will utilise the following formats:

  • London: Triple Mix
  • Munich: Enduro
  • Malibu: Eliminator
  • Toulouse: Triple Mix
  • NEOM: Enduro

Do all athletes complete the course?

Probably not! That’s what makes Super League so engaging.

In all race formats, the 90-second rule is in play. So any athlete that falls 90 seconds or more off the leader’s pace at the end of any individual lap – note that’s a lap rather than an entire discipline – is shown the Yellow Elimination Flag and is out of the race.

If no athlete is eliminated by the 90-second rule, then in the Eliminator format we keep the pressure on at the back, with a set number of eliminations after each discipline (see Formats tab for full details) . This does not apply in Triple Mix because athletes are racing for their time towards the pursuit start in Stage 3.

The only other time the 90-second rule does not apply is when the Super 6 rule is invoked. The Super 6 rule ensures that there is always a minimum of 6 athletes in a race and, therefore, six finishers. If that happens, the field has been well and truly obliterated!

What is a pursuit style start?

The finishing times of each athlete on the previous stage determine at what point they are allowed to begin a race that starts pursuit style.

So, in the Triple Mix and Eliminator formats, the total times from Stage 1 and Stage 2 are calculated. The fastest athlete after those first two Stages of racing starts first for the final bike-swim-run.

If second place’s cumulative time was 5 sec behind, then they start 5 sec later. If the last athlete’s times for Stage 1 and Stage 2 were 45 seconds behind, they start 45 seconds after the leader.

What is a Short Chute?

Super League has an exceptional little twist up its sleeve as part of its constant innovation. It’s called the Short Chute.

That is, quite simply, a shortcut on the course. But not everybody can take it. It has to be earned. And new in 2022, athletes can earn a Short Chute for their Team, with the manager deciding who to allocate it to live during the racing.

See the Formats section to see where Short Chutes can be earned and when they can be taken.

Can the athletes run barefoot?

Super League Triathlon has made the decision to insist that athletes must wear trainers for the run discipline from 2021. This is for athlete safety and to ensure a fair competition for all.

How will pontoon starting positions be allocated?

To avoid mass gatherings, the pontoon slot draw is being re-invented. The SLT Team Managers will take part in a random draw to decide who gets to select first. The Team Managers will decide on behalf of their Team. The pontoon will be split into five blocks of starting positions so an each Team starts together. The draw will take place the day before each race.

In the case of the Fan Team Cheetahs, the Fan Team Owners will vote to select their team’s starting point.

Where can I watch the Super League Triathlon 2022 Championship Series?

Please visit our broadcast information page to see the broadcaster for your region.

For more information, keep up to date with our Where to Watch Blog.

How many points do you get for a race?

The top 15 athletes score points in the regular Championship Series races. It is 15 for the winner down to 1 point for 15th place as follows:

  1. 15 pts
  2. 14 pts
  3. 13 pts
  4. 12 pts
  5. 11 pts
  6. 10 pts
  7. 9 pts
  8. 8 pts
  9. 7 pts
  10. 6 pts
  11. 5 pts
  12. 4 pts
  13. 3 pts
  14. 2 pts
  15. 1 pts

For the Grand Finale, which in 2022 takes place in NEOM, there are extra points up for grabs. Here the winner is awarded 20 points and the roll down is as follows:

  1. 20 pts
  2. 18 pts
  3. 16 pts
  4. 14 pts
  5. 12 pts
  6. 11 pts
  7. 10 pts
  8. 9 pts
  9. 8 pts
  10. 7 pts
  11. 6 pts
  12. 5 pts
  13. 4 pts
  14. 3 pts
  15. 2 pts

What about the Discipline Leader boards?

The swim, bike and run Discipline Leader boards have their own point scoring system. New for 2022, the points are awarded for fastest recorded times in Stage 1 or Stage 2 for: the quickest swim split of the day, the quickest single bike lap of the day and the quickest single run lap of the day.
Points are awarded as follows:
  1. 8 pts
  2. 6 pts
  3. 4 pts
At the end of the Championship Series, the Discipline Leader board winners each receive a $15k cash bonus.

How Do The Points Contribute to SLT Teams scores?

Quick overview: each Team’s top three men and top three women in the individual leader boards after each race contribute their points a Team’s total. All swim, bike and run Jersey Leader board points also count.

For more detailed information on SLT Teams please visit our SLT Teams FAQ.

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