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16 Sep 2022
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Super League Triathlon returns to the USA this weekend as the world’s most exciting race Series heads to Hollywood.
The beautiful shores of Zuma Beach play host to the best athletes in the world on a mega weekend of racing, which also contains the 2XU Malibu Triathlon and the celebrity relay.
The continuing battle at the top of the Overall Leaderboards is set to intensify, while high profile Wildcards, a sea swim and a first outing for a tweaked Eliminator format will stretch the athletes to their limits.
Here’s everything you need to know:
INEOS Grenadiers rider and established Ironman star Cam Wurf is one of the most talked about triathletes in the world.
He’s all in this weekend by going well out of his endurance comfort zone to take on the best in the business at short curse racing.
His motivation? He loves Super League and wants to be part of it.
Can he really stay close enough to the fast guys up the front on the swim to allow his incredible bike prowess to keep him in the hunt for a strong finish? Only time will tell, but it’s got the triathlon and cycling worlds talking and wondering.
Super League loves to make each race venue unique, and one of the things that stands out in Malibu is the sea swim.
Much depends on the conditions, but if the surf and the swell is up then it will have a huge impact on the race. Last year the conditions were more benign, but still it shook up a few.
Those with experience in the surf tend to fare better, entering the water cleanly and catching waves to exit. Get it right and you can make up so many places with minimal effort. Get it wrong and you are going to struggle.
Taylor Spivey’s brilliant form has been one of the biggest takeaways from the first two races of the Championship Series. With both Cassandre Beaugrand and Sophie Coldwell missing in Malibu, it is Spivey who can forge clear in the Overall Leaderboard.
It is also the California native, who will be cheered on by friends and family, who looks the best equipped to challenge Georgia Taylor-Brown for the win.
It is shaping up to be an epic battle for the Championship Series title between Matt Hauser and Hayden Wilde. Hauser holds a one point advantage after his win in Munich, but with these two going toe-to-toe every week, it’s so hard to call which way it goes next.
And while we are on the subject of Hollywood, there is certainly some magic in the air with Super League taking place after day one of 2XU Malibu Triathlon and athletes returning on day two to race in relay teams with celebrities in what is the biggest fundraising triathlon in the world, having already brought in $16m for paediatric cancer research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
There’s a bit of extra interest with a few athletes unable to race in Malibu and a number of Wildcards entering the fray, meaning the Team Managers are being stretched to make some big calls – and to get them right.
Beaugrand’s absence from the Bahrain Victorious Scorpions’ dominant women’s team creates an opportunity for the other teams to try and close the gap. The challenge is clear for the Managers.
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