🏊♀️🚴🏃♀️ Super League Triathlon London is back, bigger and better than ever in 2023. Team GB stars Alex Yee, Beth Potter and Jonny Brownlee are among a world-class field set to compete in London’s Docklands.
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CONGRATULATIONS to Alex Yee (pictured below) who triumphed in the men’s race ahead of fellow Team GB star and RTP Sharks teammate Jonny Brownlee. New Zealand’s Tayler Reid finished in third. In the women’s race Jeanne Lehair was top of the podium, ahead of the UK’s Sophie Coldwell and America’s Taylor Spivey. Stay tuned here for our preview of the 2024 event.
2023 EVENT PREVIEW
In 2022 French tri star Cassandre Beaugrand and New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde delivered a Super League Triathlon London masterclass. Beaugrand surged ahead in the final 200 metres of the women’s race to edge out America’s Taylor Spivey, with British stars Georgia-Taylor Brown, Sophie Coldwell and Beth Potter finishing third, fourth and fifth respectively. Wilde beat Matthew Hauser home in the men’s race with Team GB’s Alex Yee and Jonny Brownlee in third and fifth place respectively.
Now this exciting format returns to the capital as West India Quay once again hosts the first event of the the Championship Series (celebrating its fifth anniversary) which will visit Toulouse and Malibu in September, ahead of the final leg in Saudi Arabia in October.
In 2023, all athlete points accumulated via the Individual and Discipline Leaderboards will count towards the Teams Leaderboard. The 2023 Championship Series boasts a total prize pool of $1.24 million, with Teams enjoying a prize pot of $300,000, which helps to ensure the development of young athletes who are in the earlier stages of their careers and not yet earning significant prize money through individual racing.
The four teams – each featuring five male and five female athletes – contesting this year’s series are as follows:-
Bahrain Victorious Scorpions managed by Chris McCormack and Michael Gilliam
Santara Tech Eagles managed by Tim Don
RTS Warriors managed by Nick Chase and Adam Meredith
RTP Sharks managed by Michelle Dillon and Stuart Hayes
👀 READ ON for race timings and format, the course map, ‘ones to watch’ and how to claim your free ticket!
RACE TIMINGS & ENDURO FORMAT
Racing takes place between 2pm and 4.30pm with the start and finish area outside the Marriott Hotel next to West India Quay station on the DLR. The Elite Women’s Race starts at 2pm and the Elite Men’s Race is at 3.15pm. Both will take approximately one hour with spectating free on the race route below.
Super League Triathlon London will adopt the championship’s unique Enduro format as the stars of swim-bike-run take on one of Super League’s innovative outdoor formats. The Enduro is considered the most brutal format of all. Requiring endurance and tactics, it’s a non-stop burst of nine back-to-back triathlon disciplines without any breaks. The easiest way to think about it is swim-bike-run repeated continuously three times in a row, or over three Stages.
ONES TO WATCH
The women’s race features 2022 SLT runner-up Taylor Spivey and two-time SLT champion Katie Zaferes. The latter returning to action after the birth of her first child. Also competing is 15-year-old sensation Fanni Szalai. Szalai has launched herself on the world stage at this year’s Arena Games Triathlon series. Beth Potter has a great chance of taking the win. A bronze medallist for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in the women’s triathlon, Potter is in fine form this season.
Three-time Olympic medallist Jonathan Brownlee will relish performing in front of a home crowd. As will Alex Yee, the Olympic silver medallist from Tokyo. Yee also won an individual gold medal at the Commonwealth Games where he reeled in New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde in a dramatic finish to the men’s race. The two Team GB stars are joined by South African and fellow Olympic medallist Henri Schoemann. He’s a real threat after impressing at Arena Games Triathlon earlier this year.
Don’t miss this opportunity to watch world-class triathlon up close and personal! The 2023 Super League Triathlon (SLT) brings together Olympic medallists, world and European champions, hometown heroes and triathlon legends for the fifth edition of its Championship Series.
SUPER LEAGUE TRIATHLON LONDON – TICKETS, TIMINGS & TRAVEL
Spectating at Super League Triathlon London is free on the route. Visit the SLT website here to register and receive your free ticket.
2pm: Women’s PRO Race: Pro Women Walk on ~ Elite Women Race ~ Winners Ceremony Women
3.15pm: Men’s PRO Race: Pro Men Walk on ~ Elite Men Race ~ Winners Ceremony Men
Travel tips: The best way to travel is via public transport. Canary Wharf stations – served by the DLR, Elizabeth Line and Jubilee Line respectively – are all within walking distance of the start/finish area next to West India Quay. Note: West India Quay station is closed on Sundays. Plan your journey using the Transport for London website. If driving, Canary Riverside car park on Westferry Road is nearby.