Huge payday for Super League leaders

Georgia Taylor-Brown topped the prize money standings at the Super League Triathlon Championship Series. Photo: Super League Triathlon Facebook

Britain’s mixed relay team were four of the top five prize money earners at the Super League Triathlon Championship series this year.

Georgia Taylor-Brown was the biggest winner – she took home US$140,000 thanks to her four runner-up finishes at the four events, taking the overall women’s title, winning the run jersey and being part of the second-place team. Her countrywoman and friend Jess Learmonth won the first three races in the series, but was two spots behind in the finale in Malibu, which meant she finished second overall in the series and second in the prize money earnings. (The difference ended up being just US$4,000, though.)

Because Super League picked up all the expenses including travel, accommodation, food, along with physio, mechanic and marketing support, the athletes were able to pocket all of their earnings.

Women’s prize money standings (for the athletes who competed in all four events)

Georgia Taylor-Brown: US$140,000
Jess Learmonth: US$136,000
Katie Zaferes: US$52,500
Vicky Holland: US$43,500
Beth Potter: US$42,000
Vittoria Lopes: US$35,000
Taylor Spivey: US$28,500
Cassandre Beaugrand: US$26,500
Leonie Periault: US$16,000
Sophie Coldwell: US$15,000
Non Stanford: US$14,500
Ilaria Zane: US$10,000
Emilie Morier: US$10,000
Simon Ackermann: US$7,500
Gillian Sanders: US$7,500
Rachel Klamer: US$7,500
Maya Kingma: US$7,000
Anna Godoy: US$5,000
Yuko Takahashi: US$2,500
Valerie Barthelemy: US$2,500

For the men it was Alex Yee who ended up on top of the prize money standings thanks to his wins at the last two races in Jersey and Malibu, his taking the overall series win, along with being part of the SLT Eagles – the winning team in the Super League Triathlon series this year. Second to the Brit was New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde, while Yee’s Tokyo mixed relay team mate, Jonathan Brownlee finished third in the men’s standings.

The team competition ended up ensuring that all the athletes who competed in the Championship Series took home some prize money this year.

Here’s a breakdown of the men’s prize money earnings for the men who competed in all four races:

Alex Yee: US$120,000
Hayden Wilde: US$104,500
Jonathan Brownlee: US$73,000
Vincent Luis: US$61,000
Vasco Vilaca: US$47,000
Seth Rider: US$41,500
Matthew Hauser: US$34,000
Marten Van Riel: US$26,500
Max Studer: US$16,500
Marco van der Stel: US$15,000
Shachar Sagiv: US$14,500
Tayler Reid: US$12,000
Kenji Nener: US$11,000
Mario Mola: US$10,000
Alessandro Fabian: US$8,500
Jonas Schomburg: US$7,500
Aaron Royle: US$6,500
Jacob Birtwhistle: US$5,500
Tamás Tóth: US$5,000
Jannik Schaufler: US$2,500