Super League Returns To Malta In 2019
Super League Triathlon will return to Malta this October combining a glamorous location with the very best in swim, bike and run action.
The Mediterranean island will provide the stunning backdrop for the second race of the Super League Championship Series on 19-20 October as the world’s greatest triathletes attempt to take control of the sport’s most exciting leaderboard.
The Pro events are just a slice of what’s on offer for spectators to enjoy, with the introduction of the Youth and Junior racing, as well as the Age Group Aquathlons, Regattas, Fun Runs, Corporate Team Enduro races, and all-new and exciting fan experiences in the Fanzone. The AG Aquathlon and Fun Run registrations are now open, with entries starting from as little as €10.
Michael D’hulst, CEO and co-founder of SLT, said:
“Super League is delighted to be returning to Malta for our Championship Series in 2019 and we will be bigger and better than ever.
As well as our amazing professional racing and Youth and Junior divisions, we are focussed on providing an improved experience for our Age Group athletes and spectators. Along with Fun Runs, Aquathlons and a series of other events for people of all abilities, we will be providing fantastic entertainment around the course to supply the very best environment to watch the greatest Triathletes in the world compete over our thrilling race formats.”
Saturday will be a test of pure endurance for all racers taking part – with the female and male Junior and Youth Enduros kick-starting Day 1, followed by the Corporate Team Enduro.
For visitors wanting the first glimpse of their sporting heroes such as Vincent Luis, Jonny Brownlee and Katie Zaferes, the Pro female and male Enduro Heats will take place in the afternoon (swim-bike-run x 2), where the athletes will be split into two different groups. The top eight athletes from these two groups will automatically qualify for Day 2 along with the next two fastest athletes across both heats.
The Sunday Day 2 final will be SLT’s unique Equalizer format with an individual time trial setting up a pursuit style start for an epic battle of swim-bike-run-swim-bike-run, with prize money and those valuable Championship Series points up for grabs.
SLT has once again teamed up with the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) to deliver the fan-focussed event. Konrad Mizzi, Malta’s Minister for Tourism, said:
“Following last year’s success, we are delighted to support this season’s Super League. Triathlon and SLT are growing in popularity and we are thrilled to bring to Malta the world’s best athletes. This will complement a year full of events, which has brought several world-class brands and artists to the island.”
The Parliamentary Secretary for Youths, Sport and Voluntary Organisations, Clifton Grima, added:
“The presence of world-renowned athletes in Malta shows that sport is not only physically beneficial but also socially important. Our country has the necessary ingredients to host such high-level events, including a good standard of accommodation, good weather all year round, state-of-the-art facilities and a fantastic atmosphere.”