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22 Sep 2021
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Championship ○ Malibu
It’s a race for first – and a race for third – in the Super League Triathlon Championship Series finale, but with the very biggest of hitters joining the field the outcome is very much up in the air.
Jess Learmonth has totally dominated in 2021, with a perfect record of three wins from three.
Realistically only Georgia Taylor-Brown, who has had three second places, can prevent Learmonth from getting her hands on the trophy.
However, it is slightly more interesting than that. With Lucy Charles-Barclay and Flora Duffy standing on the start line, there could be a serious shake-up to the established order of the first three races.
Learmonth may have the beating of her competitors at the moment, but will that be the same for a sea swim and with both the Olympic champion and the Ironman 70.3 World Champion in the mix? Could they break up the field, or get in between Taylor-Brown and Learmonth to ensure a crazy end to the Series?
Also on the line is the battle for third. Vicky Holland, Beth Potter and Katie Zaferes are all tied on 33 points and know whoever finishes highest is likely to scoop the podium spot and a $25,000 payout – a difference of $15,000 from fifth place.
It’s going to be a thriller on Zuma Beach. Here are the permutations:
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