Arena Games

The SLT Arena Games is a trailblazing concept pioneered by Super League Triathlon and Zwift. It features a unique blend of real life and virtual racing to provide an immersive viewing experience that allows fans to get up close and personal with the best triathletes in the world and enjoy live power, speed and heart rate data from Zwift. Born in the COVID era but promising a new generation of stars, the SLT Arena Games is the future of indoor racing.

What are the SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift?

The SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift are an innovative concept that blends in real life and virtual racing to deliver a new level of the immersive viewing experience. It took the triathlon world by storm on its debut in Rotterdam and is back in two epic locations for 2021. With further innovations and more live data and in your face cameras, the events will get closer to the athletes than ever before.

How does it work?

The SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift is an amalgamation of real-life and virtual racing and provides an immersive viewing experience that allows fans to get up close and personal with the best triathletes in the world and enjoy live data.

The swim leg takes place in an Olympic sized pool while the bike and run disciplines are completed on Tacx Neo2T smart trainers and self-powered curved treadmills with the power and speed of the athletes turned into a visual race via Zwift’s online platform.

The TV broadcast brings together the best of all these elements to produce a captivating event, within your face cameras of athletes in an enclosed environment showing their effort and raw suffering like never before.

What format do the athletes race?

The Pros will be racing Super League’s unique Triple Mix format. That means three short, sharp and unpredictable stages that all feature swim, bike and run and offer no respite to the athletes with the added challenge that the order of the disciplines is shuffled each time.

There is a short break between each stage, starting at a set time. That will reward those that finish quickest by giving them a longer rest period. The results of the three individual stages will combine to determine the overall winner.

How does the point-scoring work?

For each of the three individual stages in the Triple Mix format, all ten athletes will be awarded points. It is as simple as 10 points for first place down to one point for 10th. The cumulative totals at the end of the Triple Mix will confirm the winners.

What if there is a tie?

In the event of a tie, the athlete with the best result in the final stage of the Triple Mix will be placed higher in the rankings.

Who is racing?

Super League has recruited the biggest names in the sport, with ten men and ten women competing. There are Olympic medallists, world champions and even a couple of up and comers in a stellar field.

Is there prize money?

Yes, the Pros will be racing for cash to add extra incentive to race at full throttle throughout.

Is the event COVID secure?

Yes. As elite sports events, the SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift fully comply with all applicable local and national regulations. It is also designed with social distancing in mind, with athletes swimming in their own lanes and bike and run stations more than 2m apart.

Arena Games Race Format Find out more

The Pros race Super League’s unique Triple Mix format. That means 3 short, sharp and unpredictable stages that all feature swim, bike and run and offer no respite to the athletes with the added challenge that the order of the disciplines is shuffled each time.

The 200m swim legs will take place in the Olympic pool while the 4km bike and 1km run disciplines are completed on smart trainers and self-powered curved treadmills with the power and speed of the athletes turned into a virtual race via Zwift’s online platform.

There is a couple of minutes break between the three stages, each starting at a set time. That will reward those that finish quickest by giving them a longer rest period. The results of the three individual stages will combine to determine the overall winner.

Stage 1

swim 200m
run 1km
bike 4km

Stage 2

run 1km
bike 4km
swim 200m

Stage 3

bike 4km
swim 200m
run 1km

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