Coming again this Sunday is another round of the Super League Triathlon (SLT) Arena Games. After the exciting battle we got to see in London last month, this weekend athletes will compete at the SLT Arena Games Rotterdam. Super League Triathlon announced a strong field of competitors before, but some of the pre-race favorites including Great Britain’s Lucy Charles, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jonathan Brownlee have pulled out.
With the SLT Arena Games London still fresh in our mind, Beth Potter (GBR) – the winner – is the favorite for the win in the women’s race. Not only did she prove to be in shape during the SLT Arena Games a few weeks ago, she also ran an impressive 14:41 5 km road race. Sophie Coldwell (GBR) and Rachel Klamer (NLD) are likely to be her main competition.
In the men’s race Marten van Riel will try to win his second SLT Arena Games in a row. But Alex Yee (GBR), Jonas Schomburg (GER) and Vasco Vilaca (POR) will no doubt try and get in the way of that.
Shorter bike part
The distances of the SLT Arena Games Rotterdam will be slightly different from to the race in London. Athletes will still swim 200 meters and run 1000 meters, but instead of cycling four km, they will only ride three km. All three disciplines will be completed three times in a different order. Again, athletes will earn points based on the ranking in each of the three heats.