Jonny Brownlee: Super League Has Been Revolutionary For Triathlon

Jonny Brownlee Super League Triathlon

Jonny Brownlee has hailed Super League as “revolutionary for triathlon.”

The double Olympic gold medallist is a confirmed starter for the debut of the SLT Arena Games in Rotterdam on August 23 and has been a regular at Super League events since its inception in 2017.

Brownlee loves to test himself against the best competition in the world and has backed Super League’s developments and innovations to drive the sport forward and attract a wider audience to triathlon.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Brownlee spoke about getting back to racing with the SLT Arena Games and said:

“I’m excited – it’s something completely new.

“Super League has the ability to do what it wants with the formats and it’s been revolutionary for triathlon.”

The SLT Arena Games has been developed in partnership with Zwift and will see ten men and ten women racing in an Olympic sized swimming pool, on Tacx smart trainers and self-powered treadmills.

The event will follow Super League’s Triple Mix format and will be the first crossover between in real life competition and esports with the bike and run legs visualised as a race on Zwift.

Jonny hasn’t been able to swim during lockdown but revealed he has used the time to work on cycling and running, as well as building a heat chamber in his house.

He also revealed that next year’s delayed Tokyo Olympics are likely to be his last shot at bagging a gold medal.

He said:

“I am pretty confident Tokyo will be my last Olympics and I am very happy with that.

“At this point I am not planning to go to Paris – athletes can change their minds – but I’m planning on Tokyo being my last one. I think I will want a new challenge.”

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