World champion athletes in Malta for Super League Triathlon

Malta is hosting one of the largest athletic events in the world

Triathletes in Malta for the Super League Triathlon visited the Office of the Prime Minister
Triathletes in Malta for the Super League Triathlon visited the Office of the Prime Minister

For the first time ever, Malta will host one of the biggest sporting events, if not the biggest, of 2018 at the end of this month.  

A stable of world class international triathletes will be participating in the Malta leg of the new season of the Super League Triathlon, which will be organized during the weekend of 27 and 28 October. 

The event is expected to draw the attention of many others with many local enthusiasts eagerly looking forward to it. 

Super League Triathlon (SLT) is a game-changing new format of multisport. SLT brings together the world’s best triathletes for an extraordinary showcase of talent, explosive speed, fierce competition and dynamic racing. Every SLT event offers fans a unique spectator experience, with the chance to get up close to the world’s best pros – both on and off the race course – while enjoying the festival atmosphere.

The professional athletes compete under contract for a total prize purse of $1.5million, including prize money, bonuses and contractual delivery – split equally between the male and female competitors – and awarded once the accumulative points from the Championship Series have been totalled and the final standings revealed in Singapore (23-24 February 2019).

The triathletes met the Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat at Auberge de Castille. Muscat welcomed the athletes to Malta and wished them the best of luck for the second leg happening this weekend in the three cities. 

The season kicked off with the first leg in Jersey, before preparing for the second leg here in Malta. It will then continue across Majorca, Singapore and Australia. This sporting discipline is among the most popular sports in the world and Malta’s unique scenery will complement the challenges and excitement this event offers. This sport is very well known for its difficulty as well as the spirit of adventure it evokes, and the Maltese public will have every opportunity to closely follow the world’s best athletes as they compete against each other in our still relatively warm October temperatures. 

Choosing Malta as one of the event locations confirm the good reputation Malta enjoys thanks to the continuous efforts of the Malta Tourism Authority to promote Malta as a sports destination.  

Among the athletes who will be participating in Malta at the end of this month are Alistair Brownlee (United Kingdom), Ashleigh Gentle (Australia), Carolina Routier (Spain), Flora Duffy (Bermuda), Henri Schoeman (South Africa), Jacob Birtwhistle (Australia), Jonny Brownlee (United Kingdom), Katie Zaferes (USA), Mario Mola (Spain), Nicola Spirig (Switzerland), Rachel Klamer (Netherlands) and Richard Murray (L South Africa). These are some of the names of the best athletes who will thrill all the local enthusiasts with their agility, speed and technique in their sport.