PRO Athletes

QUALIFY FOR THE SUPER LEAGUE TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Are you a Pro Athlete wanting to race in the Super League Triathlon Championship series? Well, first, you need to earn your spot at Super League Triathlon Poznan on June 29th to 30th  2018.

The Super League Triathlon Championship series features the world’s best male and female pro triathletes racing under contract on a “closed league” competing for USD $1.5M in prize money and athlete incentives across Season 1. Championship pro athletes will race across five unique super-sprint race formats – ‘Eliminator’, ‘Enduro’, ’Equalizer’, ‘Sprint Pursuit’ and ‘Triple Mix’ – that provides plenty of action, drama, and entertainment for spectators and viewers alike.

The next generation of superstar athletes will have a chance at scoring a Super League Triathlon contract through Super League Triathlon qualifying races from 2018. As much as each Championship athlete is racing for the event and season prize money, they are also racing for next year’s contract!

Requirements:

  • Be a registered Professional Triathlete with your Nation Federation (proof required)
  • Fill out the Application Form HERE
  • Get ready to throw down with some of the best triathletes in the world!

Super League Triathlon Poznan reserves the right to admit Pro Athletes once we reach a certain number. Apply early to ensure entry. Successful Pro Athlete entrants will be notified of their acceptance by email no later than April 30th, 2018.

Pro’s will race the Triple Mix and Eliminator formats with the top four (4) male and female athletes earning one of the 25 coveted Super League Triathlon Championship spots.

FRIDAY - TRIPLE MIX

Swim 400m > Bike 6 > Run 2,4 km

The Triple Mix format tests the versatility and adaptability of athletes by throwing the traditional swim-bike-run sequence out the window and mixing disciplines over three stages, to test an athletes versatility to the core competences of the sport. The pursuit format of the Triple Mix alongside the 90 second Live Elimination penalty makes this format one of the most exciting for spectators and painstakingly difficult for the athletes. The winner of the triple mix is the most versatile, aggressive and tactically perfect athletes on the Super League Circuit. Mistakes in this forma are very costly. Athletes complete three stages of all three disciplines with a ten-minute break between stages.

The order of disciplines in each round is altered, as follows:

Stage 1
Swim – Bike – Run (10-minute break)

Stage 2
Run – Bike – Swim (10-minute break)

Stage 3
Bike – Swim – Run

The athlete’s starting position on course for the next Stage is based on their finish position in the previous Stage. Stage 1 will begin as a mass start. Stages 2 and 3 will begin as a pursuit style race start, with each athlete starting the next stage at exactly the same amount of time they finished behind the winner in the stage prior. For example, the first finisher from Stage 1 starts in the “1” position for Stage 2, while the second finisher from Stage 1 starts Stage 2 in position two at the exact amount of time they were behind in stage. This continues until the final athlete starts at exactly the amount of time they were behind the winner. This is called their Pursuit “stage start time”. The Triple Mix also imposes the 90 second Live Elimination penalty. Any athlete that falls more than 90 seconds behind at the timing checkpoint at any discipline in the event, is removed from the race at that point. In the pursuit style format this has many athletes fighting for survival in this format and having to race hard and think tactically in order to stay as close to the lead as possible. The winner of Triple Mix is the athlete who crosses the line first in the 3rd and final stage.

All finishers between 16th and 20th place will receive one (1) point each, finishers placed 21st or below will receive zero (0) points. Athletes eliminated by the ’90 second Live Elimination rule’ or fail to finish for whatever reason in Stage 1 will be deducted two (-2) points. Athletes eliminated by the ’90 second Live Elimination Rule’ or fail to finish for whatever reasons in Stage 2 will be deducted one (-1) point and Athletes eliminated by the ’90 second Live Elimination Rule’ or fail to finish for whatever reason, in Stage 3 will be get zero (0) points. Three (-3) points will be deducted from each athletes who does not start the race for whatever reason.

1st – 25
2nd – 21
3rd – 18
4th – 16
5th – 14
6th – 12
7th – 10
8th – 8
9th – 6
10th – 4
11th – 3
12th – 2
13th – 2
14th – 2
15th – 2

SATURDAY – ELIMINATOR

Swim 400m > Bike 6 > Run 2,4 km

Speed and stamina combine in a pressure-cooker race format where field position is key. The Eliminator format comprises three Stages of swim-bike-run with a 10-minute break between each Stage. The 10-minute break commences when the winner of the preceding round crosses the finish line. This means every athlete behind the Stage winner has less than 10 minutes to recover! After each Stage, athletes who finish below a certain threshold are eliminated.

Stage 1
Swim – Bike – Run
(10-minute break commences when Stage winner crosses the finish line)
Top 15 finishers of Stage 1 proceed to Stage 2.

Stage 2
Swim – Bike – Run
(10-minute break commences when Stage winner crosses the finish line)
Top 10 finishers of Stage 2 proceed to Stage 3.

Stage 3
Swim – Bike – Run
The first athlete across the finish line in Stage 3 is the overall winner of Eliminator.

All finishers between 16th and 20th place will receive one (1) point each, finishers placed 21st or below will receive zero (0) points. Athletes eliminated by the ‘1-minute rule’ in Stage 1 will be deducted two (2) points, athletes eliminated by the ‘1-minute rule’ in Stage 2 will be deducted one (1) point and Athletes eliminated by the ‘1-minute rule’ in Stage 3 will be get zero (0) points. Three (3) points will be deducted from each athletes who does not start the race.

1st – 25
2nd – 21
3rd – 18
4th – 16
5th – 14
6th – 12
7th – 10
8th – 8
9th – 6
10th – 4
11th – 3
12th – 2
13th – 2
14th – 2
15th – 2

Speed and stamina combine in a pressure-cooker race format where field position is key. The Eliminator format comprises three Stages of swim-bike-run with a 10-minute break between each Stage. The 10-minute break commences when the winner of the preceding round crosses the finish line. This means every athlete behind the Stage winner has less than 10 minutes to recover! After each Stage, athletes who finish below a certain threshold are eliminated.

Stage 1
Swim – Bike – Run
(10-minute break commences when Stage winner crosses the finish line)
Top 15 finishers of Stage 1 proceed to Stage 2.

Stage 2
Swim – Bike – Run
(10-minute break commences when Stage winner crosses the finish line)
Top 10 finishers of Stage 2 proceed to Stage 3.

Stage 3
Swim – Bike – Run
The first athlete across the finish line in Stage 3 is the overall winner of Eliminator.

All finishers between 16th and 20th place will receive one (1) point each, finishers placed 21st or below will receive zero (0) points. Athletes eliminated by the ‘1-minute rule’ in Stage 1 will be deducted two (2) points, athletes eliminated by the ‘1-minute rule’ in Stage 2 will be deducted one (1) point and Athletes eliminated by the ‘1-minute rule’ in Stage 3 will be get zero (0) points. Three (3) points will be deducted from each athletes who does not start the race.

1st – 25
2nd – 21
3rd – 18
4th – 16
5th – 14
6th – 12
7th – 10
8th – 8
9th – 6
10th – 4
11th – 3
12th – 2
13th – 2
14th – 2
15th – 2

SATURDAY – ELIMINATOR

Swim 400m > Bike 6 > Run 2,4 km

COURSE

Pro Athlete Application