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Championship Series
Malibu 2022

17 - 18 Sep 22
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17 - 18 Sep 22

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.

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Race Format

Eliminator

Master of Tenacity

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.

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

Race Maps

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Men

Vincent Luis

Vincent Luis

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

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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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Morgan Pearson

United States of America
USA
Morgan Pearson has had a rollercoaster ride of a career but the hottest property on the triathlon scene is making a huge name for himself. Pearson grew up in Spring Lake, New Jersey, USA, and was a competitive swimmer, an ocean rescue lifeguard and a high school runner. View Profile »

Age 28

Hayden Wilde

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 23

Weight 66kg

Height 1.75m

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Marten Van Riel

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

Matthew Hauser

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

Kenji Nener

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

Max Stapley

Max Stapley

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

Age 23

Weight 70kg

Height 1.85m

Justus Nieschlag

Germany
GER
Back from injury and ready to go again, Nieschlag is the original king of Arena Games Triathlon. The German came into the format’s debut event in Rotterdam in 2020 ranked as an outsider, and left with the gold medal in his pocket, beating a stacked field to the title. View Profile »

Age 30

Weight 67kg

Height 1.84m

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 27

Weight 59kg

Height 1.72m

Women

Georgia Taylor-Brown

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 Britishfemale star to be making a mark.She has won silver at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games (2014) as well as EuropeanUnder-23 mixed relay gold (2017) and achieved several Under-23 and elite podiumfinishes since. View Profile »

Age 25

Weight 53kg

Height 1.64m

Kirsten Kasper

United States of America
USA
A meteoric rise has seen Kirsten Kasper emerge as one of the sports top talents. Raw speed and youth give the World Number 4 the ammunition to take on the intense world of SLT racing and bend it to her will. View Profile »

Age 30

Weight 63kg

Height 1.73m

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

Léonie Périault

Léonie Périault

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

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Yuko Takahashi

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

Rachel Klamer

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 31

Weight 50kg

Height 1.66m

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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 theCommonwealths (2018 […] View Profile »

Age 26

Weight 57kg

Height 1.70m

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SLT Malibu 2022

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.

How to get here

Location Address
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.

The nearest airport to Malibu is Los Angeles (LAX) Airport which is 17.4 miles away. Other nearby airports include Burbank (BUR) (22.5 miles), Santa Ana (SNA) (53.8 miles), Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) (62.9 miles) and San Diego (SAN) (125.3 miles).

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Event Schedule

Olympic Distance Age Group - Start

07:00 - 08:00

Olympic Distance Age Group - Finish

08:50 - 13:00

Packet Pick Up Classic Distance

13:00 - 17:00

Live Race Broadcast

12:30 - 15:30

Elite Race (Women)

13:00 - 14:00

Elite Race (Men)

14:20 - 15:20

Classic Distance Age Group Start

07:00 - 08:25

Classic Distance Age Group Finish

08:12 - 12:20

Tot Trot Kids Race

09:45

Celebrity Awards Ceremony / CHLA Presentation

10:00

End of Event

13:00

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