The next Super League Triathlon will take place in Jersey, UK and will include both men and women.
July 18, 2017 | NEWS|
It would have been suicidal for the Super League to run their next event without women, so it comes as little surprise that the next event in the series will both men's and women's races with 25 athletes in each field.
Details on the the final fields are still to be released, but here's what we know so far:
The new event will take place in Jersey, UK on September 23 and 24. It will showcase a who's who of short course racing, including Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, who will no doubt help spur the events popularity in the Great Britain, along with defending WTS world champion Flora Duffy. Both men and women will compete for $130,000 in prize money.
Two days of events are planned included a Triple Mix on Saturday that will see athletes compete in three stages with alternating sequences of swim, bike and run. Sunday features an Eliminator race that again features three stages with the top 16 from the first race moving to the second round, with the top 10 from that race heading into the final.
Stacked women's field
The women's race appears to include a veritable who's who of ITU racing, with defending world champion Flora Duffy set to take on a strong group of British competitors including Rio bronze medalist Vicky Holland, Jodie Stimpson, Lucy Hall and Non Stanford. 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Erin Densham is also on the list to compete, as is current ITU World Triathlon Series leader Katie Zaferes.
Exciting men's line up
The Brownlee brothers are incredibly popular in the United Kingdom and are sure to draw lots of attention to the race. Jonny had to miss the inaugural Super League event because of an injury, while Alistair was sick and hardly performed to his abilities on Hamilton Island. They will no-doubt be very keen to perform in front of the home crowds. They'll be taking on their long-time rival Javier Gomez and Richard Murray, who won the inaugural Super League event in Australia.