Featuring data points such as the value of bikes, to the estimated numbers of age groupers and temperature on the ground, the team at MB Events has released an infographic to help showcase this year’s Super League Penticton in Canada, which is slated for 17-19 August 2018.
With three days of racing, the official ‘Golden Qualifier’ Super League Triathlon race in the Americas features both age group and pro athlete racing.
In December, Super League Triathlon announced its plans for the 2018-19 season. In a release confirming that it has funding for the next three years, the company noted that it is ‘gearing up to be the world’s premier high-paced and thrilling series that will attract new audiences to the multi-discipline sport.’
MB Events notes that ‘Pro athletes from all disciplines will have the opportunity to earn direct qualification into the Super League Triathlon Championship series… The top four pro male and pro female finishers will earn their golden ticket and immediate qualification for the Championship Series including all the perks that come with Super League Triathlon status.’
Super League Triathlon, a Singapore-based company, is the brainchild of former Australian triathlete and four-time world champion Chris McCormack; Michael Dhulst, an experienced event owner and organizer, who has lived in Asia for 15 years; and Leonid Boguslavsky who is an entrepreneur and a keen sportsman.
The series began in March this year with its inaugural event to test the format on Hamilton Island in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The race had an impressive impact, reaching 388 million households and received more than eight million impressions on Facebook. Richard Murray of South Africa was crowned the men’s champion and walked away with a prize cheque of AU$100,000 for his efforts.
The second event for 2017 was held on the British Isle of Jersey in September and gave corporate teams the chance be part of the Super League experience in front of crowds of more than 15,000 at St Heliers.
The total prize purse of the 2018-2019 Championship will exceed US$1.5 million, on top of event bonuses and other prizes for the athletes. According to Super League, this is the ‘highest prize pool ever awarded in a triathlon series and shows the commitment and support that Super League Triathlon is giving to the professionals and their career development.’