The Canadian capital welcomes the return of the world’s top triathletes as they set their sights on securing Golden Tickets to the Championship Series
Ottawa, Ontario - 2 Dec. 2019 -- Ottawa will make it’s return to the Super League Qualifier’s calendar on 4-5 July after an outstanding debut in 2019, which saw Super League athletes seize the rare opportunity to swim in the famous Rideau Canal – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Photo: Super League Triathlon.
The stakes are as high as ever for the Pros in Ottawa, with the event providing the final chance to win a Golden Ticket to the 2019/20 Championship Series.
Only the top three men and women across the line will earn a contract for triathlon’s most lucrative professional race series, where spectators will be able to watch the best in the business go head to head, for free and at close quarters.
As well as the captivating Pro races, there will be plenty of opportunities for amateurs to get involved too, with Age Group Sprint, Enduro and Relay races on offer. Age Group registrations are now open. Click here to sign-up.
The weekend will also showcase some of the best young talent around, with Youth and Junior races adding to the mix.
Super League CEO and co-founder Michael D’hulst said: "Super League is delighted to be returning to Ottawa for the second time after a hugely successful debut year.
"There is a huge demand for Super League racing across the world, so it is fantastic to have a presence in Canada’s capital city and to give the chance for its thriving triathlon community to participate and spectate close to home.
"Super League will also deliver its famous spectator experience, allowing fans to get close to the action and enjoy a fun weekend for the entire family, as well as a whole host of racing options that offer something for everyone to enjoy."
Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa said: "Ottawa is thrilled to once again welcome Super League Triathlon to the nation’s capital, along with some of the best junior and senior male and female triathletes from around the world.
"Building on the success of the 2019 Super League Triathlon qualifying event, the 2020 Super League Qualifier will offer participants the opportunity to compete and swim in the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal, while offering our passionate sports and triathlon community a unique spectator experience.’’
President & CEO of Ottawa Tourism, Michael Crockatt said: "Ottawa Tourism is excited for the return of the Super League Triathlon to Ottawa in 2020."
"We look forward to once again showing off our destination and its unique venues and attractions, including the iconic Rideau Canal as the location for the open-water swimming leg of the competition."
"We look forward to building on the success of last year’s event, and continuing to host important international qualifying events such as the Super League Triathlon which contribute to Ottawa’s reputation as a sports destination.Ottawa is one of four Super League Qualifiers confirmed for 2020, along with events in Bali (3-5 April), Salinas, Ecuador (24-26 April) and Poznan, Poland (27-28 June). One further event to be announced in early 2020 will round off the season event list. Super League’s 2019/20 Championship Series will resume after the Tokyo Olympics next August.
Super League Triathlon (SLT) is the pinnacle of the sport on the world’s stage, delivering game-changing formats - mixing up long and short course athletes - in a series of fast-paced events with unpredictable outcomes that culminate in the crowning of the best and most versatile male and female triathletes in the world.
Over the course of the season, the top triathletes from around the world battle it out to be crowned the best all-round triathlete. Pros can race to be in with a chance to qualify for the main Championship Series events.
There are three means by which these 50 top athletes qualify for the main series, equally split between male and female competitors: automatic qualification from the previous SLT season, Wildcard qualification, and ‘Golden Ticket’ success at the SLT Qualifiers. The league travels to some of the world’s most spectacular racing destinations throughout the season.
To find out more about Super League Triathlon, visit SuperLeagueTriathlon.com.
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