The Super League Triathlon Championship Series is the pinnacle of professional triathlon – we have brought together the worlds greatest endurance athletes, masters of swim, bike, and run, and created the most valuable, prestigious, and far reaching series the endurance world has ever seen. With the biggest TV and content distribution network alongside the largest international prize purse in triathlon, we truly are the new standard.
The Championship Series is spread across multiple Championship Weekends, ‘Rounds’, which are found at some of the most beautiful locations around the world. A Round will crown a champion based on their performance across the unique race formats for that weekend Each athlete gains points for their placing in each Championship Weekend, and at the end of the season these accumulated points are totalled to decide a winner.
TIE BREAKER – In the case of a tiebreaker in the League Rankings, the Athlete with the best result in the FINAL RACE of the Season will finish ahead of the other Athletes in the League rankings.
90 SECOND RULE – Competitors must also be aware of the 90 second rule which will keep them on their toes at all times! During a stage, any athlete behind by 90 seconds or more will be eliminated! The exact time or position of this elimination may vary ROUND per ROUND depending on the actual design of the course.
SHORT SHUTE – Is an earned advantage equivalent to bonus seconds but physically taken in the race. The time of taking the short Shute is a tactical decision by the athlete
How it works
Super League Triathlon is structured around SEASONS with a typical season running between late September and April.
Each Season will have multiple ROUNDS held at different venues around the world over the course of a Championship Weekend. Each ROUND will have multiple RACES chosen from the list of Super League Triathlon Formats and each RACE is broken down into STAGES.
The SLT Race Event in Jersey was ROUND 1 in Season 18. ROUND 1 had 2 RACES: the Triple Mix and The Eliminator. Each RACE had 3 STAGES.
League Points System
Super League Triathlon is established as a League with a number of ROUNDS with the highest points allocated to the winner of a round. At the end of the Season a bonus purse will be rewarded based on accumulated League Points from all different ROUNDS. The allocation of points per round is based on the standing at the end of the ROUND per the below table.
League Tie Breaker
In the case of a tiebreaker in the League Rankings, the Athlete with the best result in the FINAL RACE of the Season will finish ahead of the other Athletes in the League rankings.
Athlete A and Athlete B – both finish equal in League Points at the end of the FINAL ROUND within a SEASON. But in the FINAL RACE of the FINAL ROUND Athlete A finishes with a ranking of 6, and Athlete B has a ranking of 9. Athlete A would finish ahead of Athlete B in the League rankings.
Race Points System
Competitors earn points depending on their finishing position within the RACES. Once these points are totted up at the end of a ROUND Weekend we’ll have a clear Championship Weekend winner! Points are allocated according to this table and based on RACE placement.
Competitors must also be aware of the 90 second rule which will keep them on their toes at all times! During a stage, any athlete behind by 90 seconds or more will be eliminated! The exact time or position of this elimination may vary ROUND per ROUND depending on the actual design of the course.
Race Tie Breaker
If tied for points with another athlete then a tiebreaker is required in relation to a ROUND RESULT. The athlete with the higher points from the FINAL RACE will be designated the winner and will finish ahead on points in that ROUND.
If Athlete A and Athlete B finish tied for points after 2 days of racing in a ROUND. In the FINAL RACE, Athlete B finishes 2nd and Athlete A finishes 5th. Athlete B will be placed ahead of Athlete A in the ROUND RESULT.
The PRIZE MONEY PER ROUND is awarded according to the below table as per the final standings at the end of each ROUND. The LEAGUE PRIZE MONEY is awarded according to the below table as per the standings at the end of each SEASON.