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LONDON, UK: Kristian Blummenfelt will race the Super League Triathlon (SLT) 2023 Championship Series alongside Léo Bergere, ensuring the men’s line-up includes the reigning Olympic individual, Mixed Relay, World Triathlon, Commonwealth Games and SLT champions.
Blummenfelt, the 29-year-old Norwegian who has an IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship title to his name as well as Tokyo Olympic gold, will take on French WTCS champion Bergere, Hayden Wilde, Alex Yee and Jonny Brownlee, as well as Matt Hauser, across the four-race Series.
Also today confirmed to join the line-up for the fastest triathlon Series in the world is the current leader of the WTCS rankings, Vasco Vilaça. Japanese star Kenji Nener also returns while Swiss racer Adrien Briffod makes his SLT debut. The women’s line-up sees the additions of Jess Fullagar and Alice Betto.
The all-star line-up will compete in iconic cities around the world for the right to earn the Championship Series crown and will again be part of Teams, with a revamped structure set to be announced shortly.
The Super League Triathlon 2023 Championship Series is:
August 27: London, UK
September 3: Toulouse, France
September 30: Malibu, USA
October 21: NEOM, Saudi Arabia
Super League was born in 2017, the brainchild of Michael D’hulst, entrepreneur Leonid Boguslavsky and four-time triathlon World Champion Chris McCormack. After successful trial events, Super League held its first Championship Series in 2018. This year will be the fifth running of the Series with Super League having hosted 26 Championship Series and Arena Games Triathlon events since its inception.
Confirmed 2023 Championship Series athletes:
Female: Georgia Taylor-Brown (GBR), Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA), Beth Potter (GBR), Sophie Coldwell (GBR), Taylor Spivey (USA), Katie Zaferes (USA), Summer Rappaport (USA), Kate Waugh (GBR), Olivia Mathias (GBR), Fanni Szalai (HUN), Verena Steinhauser (ITA), Miriam Casillas Garcia (ESP), Nicole van der Kaay (NZL), Barbara De Koning (NED), Jess Fullagar (GBR), Alice Betto (ITA).
Male: Jonny Brownlee (GBR), Alex Yee (GBR), Hayden Wilde (NZL), Matt Hauser (AUS), Vincent Luis (FRA), Henri Schoeman (RSA), Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR), Vasco Vilaça (POR), Léo Bergere (FRA), Chase McQueen (USA), Seth Rider (USA), Shachar Sagiv (ISR), Kenji Nener (JPN), Max Stapley (GBR), Emil Holm (DEN), Dan Dixon (GBR), Taylor Reid (NZL), Sergio Baxter Cabrera (ESP), Robert Sanchez Mantecon (ESP), Vitalli Vorontsov (UKR), Adrien Briffod (SUI).
Further athletes, Teams and broadcasters will be announced shortly. For more information and for ticket and spectating information visit the Super League Triathlon website.