🏊♀️🚴🏃♀️ The London Aquatics Centre is the place to be for the all-new Arena Triathlon Games London. Tickets are sold out.
CONGRATULATIONS to France’s Cassandre Beaugrand and Justus Nieschlag of Germany the women’s and men’s champions respectively at the 2022 Arena Games Triathlon London. Beaugrand put in a dominant performance with Beth Potter and fellow Brit Jess Learmonth finishing second and third on the podium. Nieschlag was similarly impressive seeing off home favourite Alex Yee and Italy’s Nicolo Strada who took silver and bronze. Stay tuned here for news of the 2023 event as soon as published.
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It’s triathlon but not as you’ve known it at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Arena Games Triathlon London – an indoor event – is all set to wow the real and virtual crowds in the second leg of a first ever triathlon esport World Championship series.
The result of a ground-breaking partnership between Super League Triathlon (SLT) and World Triathlon (WT), Arena Games Triathlon (AGT) powered by Zwift (see below for more background) is a global esports World Championship series taking place across three global cities in 2022 – Munich (9 April), London (23 April) and Singapore (7 May). The best triathletes in the world will take part in real-life and virtual reality blended racing, all under one roof, to provide a truly immersive viewing experience for fans whether viewing in the venue or remotely.
2021 was a vintage year for triathlon with Team GB success at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 (including two individual silver medals and a gold in the first-ever team relay event) followed by the return of elite triathlon to the capital courtesy of Super League Triathlon in London’s Docklands when Alex Yee, Georgia Taylor-Brown, Jonny Brownlee and Jessica Learmonth took centre stage on home soil with Learmonth crowned the winner of the women’s Triple Mix race.
And now triathlon is back in London for 2022 with an opportunity for British fans to watch their Olympic champions compete, this time under the roof at the Aquatics Centre. Alex Yee, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jessica Learmonth – three of GB’s gold medal-winning team from Tokyo – headline a stellar cast that also includes the winners of the first event of the Series in Munich, Scottish star Beth Potter and Aurelien Rapahel from France.
Strap yourselves in a unique afternoon of world-class triathlon action with live on the ground MCs together with big screens to ensure spectators can follow every second of the racing.
🏊♀️🚴🏃♀️ Athlete startlists in full here.
Race timings as follows:
● Women’s Heat 1: 10:00
● Women’s Heat 2: 10:45
● Men’s Heat 1: 11:30
● Men’s Heat 2: 12:15
● Live broadcast starts: 16:00
● Women’s final: 16:24
● Men’s final: 17:32
Tickets are now sold out.
Travel tips: Public transport is recommended as the easiest way to get to and from the London Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park. Stratford and Stratford International are within walking distance. Stratford is served by Central & Jubilee lines, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground and National Rail services operated by Greater Anglia and C2C. Stratford international station (20 minute walk) is served by Docklands Light Railway amd Southeastern High Speed 1 services. Hackney Wick station (20 minute walk) is served by the London Overground. By bus the 388, 339 and D9 services stop close to the stadium. Visit the Transport for London website to plan your journey. There is no spectator parking is available at the centre. – the closest car parks are situated in Stratford International Station and Westfield Shopping Centre Stratford.
🏊♀️🚴🏃♀️ About Arena Games Triathlon: The Arena Games Triathlon (AGT) is a trailblazing concept pioneered by SLT, grown from an ambition to drive competitive triathlon throughout the global pandemic. 2021 saw the first multi-city version of the Games set in Rotterdam and London; the recent partnership with World Triathlon means the Arena Games Triathlon will be bigger and better than ever in 2022, with a return to London (23rd April), a first AGT event in Munich (9th April), and an inaugural Grand Final in Singapore (7th May). SLT is working with all relevant authorities to host the events in accordance to local safety protocols.
The real-life and virtual reality blended racing provides an immersive viewing experience that allows fans to get up close and personal with the best triathletes in the world without leaving the comfort of their seat. The event also gives esport fans, and lovers of sports statistics, the chance to enjoy live data from the athletes in real time. Born in the COVID era but promising a new generation of stars, the Arena Games Triathlon is the future of indoor racing.
Each event will contribute points to the WT World Ranking, and the athletes who collect the most points over the course of the series will be awarded the first-ever triathlon esport World Titles in Singapore. All three venues will see the return of fast and furious Elite racing, offering an incredible spectator experience for the fans.
“We are delighted to welcome three amazing cities such as London, Munich and Singapore to our roster of hosts – we can not think of a better scenario for the 2022 season of the Arena Games Triathlon. The three events offer a combination of vast experience on triathlon events, Olympic tradition and great hosting capabilities, so I am sure that both athletes and fans will enjoy it. We cannot wait for the start of the esports season!”, said World Triathlon President and IOC Member, Marisol Casado.
“We have continued to innovate during the pandemic, and the pinnacle of that is our Arena Games Triathlon, which we recently announced the partnership with World Triathlon. It’s very exciting to see the first World Series of Triathlon esport coming together and announce this powerful line up with iconic locations. This series will be a milestone in triathlon’s history and these venues will really do that justice!” explained Michael D’hulst, CEO and co-founder of Super League Triathlon.
World Triathlon and Super League will collaborate on all aspects of Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift, including scheduling, participating athletes, involvement of national federations, promotion, broadcasters, host venues and amplifying the reach of the events.