Olympic medallist Jonny Brownlee is part of the stellar line up competing in the Super League Triathlon Arena Games in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on March 27. Also joining him will be Georgia Taylor-Brown, Alex Yee, George Goodwin, Ben Dijkstra, Sophie Coldwell, Beth Potter, Ruth Astle, and Kate Wough.
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Athletes complete three rounds of fast and furious swim, bike and run action; with the order of the legs shuffled every round. The 200m swims takes place in an Olympic sized pool and the 4km bike and 1km run legs on static equipment, which will be brought alive by the virtual world of Zwift.
Super League Triathlon CEO, Michael D’hulst, said: “We are continuing to grow the SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift and make it part of Super League’s yearly offering of exciting professional triathlon.
“Bringing an event to London is a big step for Super League and in line with our objectives for 2021 as we look to grow rapidly into key triathlon markets. We are also delighted to return to Rotterdam, which is where the SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift started with a spectacular debut event.
“Broadcasters have recognised the success of the concept and the partnership between Super League Triathlon and Zwift, which has led to a major expansion of our global distribution so sport fans can watch live wherever they are in the world.
“We will make a few small tweaks to the format to improve the events further and have put together some fantastic line-ups. I can’t wait to see so many Olympic hopefuls racing at full throttle.”
“The first SLT Arena games was a true spectacle, and an ideal broadcast and spectator event,” says Eric Min, CEO & Co-Founder of Zwift. “It’s great that the series will return, supported by Zwift. As a resident of London for many years, I’m particularly looking forward to seeing the next round in March in the beautiful Olympic pool in Stratford.”
You will be able to watch the event live on Super League Triathlon’s digital channels and it will also be shown on BBC iPlayer. The action kicks off at 3pm.