🏊♀️🚴🏃♀️ Super League Triathlon London is back, bigger and better than ever in 2022 with thousands of fans expected to line the streets around West India Quay to watch a stellar field of the world’s best athletes. Spectating is free on the route.
In 2021 British Olympic medallists Jess Learmonth, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Vicky Holland took a clean sweep of the podium places at the inaugural Super League Triathlon London women’s race, while in the men’s race Hayden Wilde took first place after an enthralling duel with Vincent Luis and GB legend Jonny Brownlee who finished second and third respectively.
Now this exciting format returns as the capital once again hosts the first event of the Championship Series which will visit Munich, Malibu and Toulouse ahead of the Grand Finale at a destination to be confirmed. A host of of British gold medal winners such as Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jonny Brownlee are set for action in London.
Once again the athletes will be divided into 5 teams of eight who will compete as the Cheetahs, Rhinos, Eagles, Sharks and Scorpions.
The Elite Women’s Race starts at 12.20pm and the Elite Men’s Race is at 1.45pm. Both will take approximately one hour with spectating free on the race route.
STAY TUNED here for a full race preview with team line-ups and timings for the 2022 event as soon as announced. And in the meantime save the Sunday 4 September date!
2021 EVENT PREVIEW
All eyes will be on West India Quay (North Dock) today for the 2021 Championship Series lift-off. The series, the pinnacle of the Super League Triathlon racing calendar, brings together the best triathletes to face-off in action-packed events across the world for one of the biggest prize funds in the sport. Warm up show starts at 10.45am followed by the elite women’s and men’s races from 11.30am (full schedule below).
The stars of swim-bike-run – including all four of the Team GB gold medallists racing in the UK for the first time since their Tokyo heroics – take on Super League’s innovative outdoor format for the first time in almost two years. The water at West India Quay will offer a spectacular vantage point, but the real challenge for the athletes will come on dry land. A tight and technical course will be made all the more tricky by the presence of cobblestones in some areas, testing adaptability and biking handling to the max.
Super Triathlon Triathlon London will adopt the championship’s unique triple mix format (see below for an explainer video). In the women’s race all eyes will be on GB stars Georgia Taylor-Brown (who won individual silver in Tokyo to go with her mixed relay gold) and fellow Tokyo relay gold medallist Jessica Learmonth . Joining them on the start line will be Gloucester’s Vicky Holland, GB individual bronze medallist from the Rio 2016 Olympics and former world champion Non Stanford.
In the men’s race Alex Yee (who won an individual silver medal to go with his mixed relay gold) is joined by triathlon legend Jonathan Brownlee – now the proud owner of a gold, silver and bronze medals from three Olympics – in what is likely to be the last time Brownlee will race short form triathlon in the UK. The GB stars will face stiff competition from among others Spain’s Mario Mola, who won the ITU World Triathlon Series title for three consecutive years between 2016-2018 – ,
The race will be the first time that Super League has hosted a Championship Series event in the UK, and with so many top-level British athletes set to compete the stage is set for a memorable event.
In all 40 elite athletes will take part in five franchise teams of 8, each lead by a triathlon legend. Full details of the SLT Teams here.
10:45 – Pros WarmUp Show
11:30 – Pro Women – Walk On ~ Elite Women Race Winners ~ Ceremony Women
12:50 – Pro Men Walk on ~ Elite Men Race ~ Winners Ceremony Men
14:00 – Awards Ceremony (PQ & Pros)
14:30 – Event Ends
🏊♀️🚴🏃♀️ 20 female and 20 male athletes are divided into 5 teams of eight at Super League Triathlon London. The Cheetahs, Rhinos, Eagles, Sharks and Scorpions team lists are as below.
Spectating at Super League Triathlon London is free on the route with big screens also showing the action. See below for the race map.
Travel tips: The best way to travel is via public transport. West India Quay station on the Dockland Light Railway (DLR) is closest to the start. Canary Wharf station- on the Jubilee tube line and DLR – is also nearby.