|This year’s Jersey and Malta races will serve as the start of the 2019/20 Championship Series with another five races to come between August-November 2020 to wrap up the season.
There are also set to be five Qualifiers earlier in 2020 to allow athletes the chance to win a place in the rest of the Series. As a result, the 2019/20 Championship Series table will take into account an athlete’s top six results over the course of the entire season, meaning even new Qualifiers have the opportunity to win the title and coveted contracts.
Two-time Olympic medallist Jonny Brownlee and ETU Triathlon European Championships winner Sophie Coldwell were special guests at the RBC event, sharing their insights and experiences of Super League Triathlon.
Jonny Brownlee said: “It’s my third year of racing Super League and it’s why I still love the sport. Triathlon has come a long way since I started. London 2012 was a huge chance to showcase the sport, and SLT is an extension of that. It’s a game-changing format – it’s almost as though the rules of triathlon have been thrown up in the air. The fact that you can change the format, the way it’s watched… it’s incredible.
“In training, I’ve been doing shorter, faster stuff to get ready for Super League, because it’s something I want to win. It’s the best all-round athlete who wins and as a competitor, that’s the title you want to hold.”
Sophie Coldwell said: “Expanding the Super League season is great for us as athletes, it’s great for those locations, and it’s great for triathlon as a whole. If the sport can be fed to more places, more people, more children, then that’s brilliant. And for us as competitors, it’s a fantastic opportunity to be able to have more races at this level.”