Macca’s Picks: Top 3 Athletes Going Into Ottawa

Thrills, chills, and ferocious competition are back this weekend for Super League Ottawa, as the pros fight it out for the last chance to grab an elusive golden ticket to the 2019 Championship Series.

With just three coveted slots available for each of the men’s and women’s races, the pressure is on to qualify for the RBC Super League Triathlon Jersey on 28-29 September.

The level of talent is sky high and as we know with the unique Super League format, anything can happen!

But the guy who knows just a little bit when it comes to triathlon – Chris McCormack, Super League co-founder and former Ironman World Champion – gives us his predictions for this weekend’s gruelling racing.

Women

Charlotte McShane (AUS)

“Charlotte is training under the tutelage of Jonathan Hall and knows this course very well. She has raced Super League triathlon before and I think she has got the thumbs up for a golden ticket.”

Nicole van der Kaay (NZ)

“Nicole has unbelievable talent, she has just been very successful in the relays with the Kiwis in Edmonton, she was a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist in the relays and seventh in the individual race. I’d pick her to get a golden ticket and I think she’ll be a big star in the series if she can grab one.”

Paula Findlay (CAN)

“Great to see Paula back racing Super League, the former number one Olympian. I’d love to see her get a golden ticket. She’s had a shift across to long course racing but has still put her hand up to grab one of those tickets, and I personally think she’ll be very successful.”

Men

Alexis Lepage (CAN)

“I always look for the local talent to do well at local events, and I think this weekend Alexis will be very difficult to beat so I’m gunning for him to be securing his golden ticket to the championship.”

Ryan Bailie (AUS)

“Although not Canadian, Ryan trains under the tutelage of Jonathan Hall who is the national coach of Canada. He knows the course very well and has raced Super League Triathlon before, so I’d look for him to be very good this weekend.”

Aiden Longcroft-Harris (CAN)

“This 21 year old Canadian has been coming along really well this year in racing, he’s been a big talent on the race scene. I spoke to the Canadian national coach and he’s in great form so I’m, expecting a successful weekend for him.”

It’s going to be a close one and the pressure is on more than ever for these talented pros. Follow our social channels for updates throughout this weekend’s action, and if you want to have a stab at racing Super League Triathlon in one of our unique locations, there are still entries available!

Find out more about the weekend with the full startlist for the weekend here.

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