Samstag, 11. September 2021

Super League Triathlon Munich 2021 | FULL RACE LIVE | Youtube Video Live-Streaming

After Hayden Wilde, Jess Learmonth and the SLT Eagles dominated in London on September 5th, get ready for another breathtaking day of racing, this time coming to you from Olympiapark in Munich on September 12th. The Super League Triathlon Championship Series takes place on four back-to-back weekends across September.

Legends have been made at Munich’s Olympiapark – and the stars of Super League Triathlon will have the chance to add their names to that list as the sport’s most exciting show moves to Germany for the second race of the 2021 Championship Series.

The Munich race will take part at historic 1972 Olympic venue at Olympiapark Munich, Germany.

The event will be a first-ever visit to triathlon-mad Germany for Super League Triathlon, and a chance for the German stars to shine on home soil after competing in the Olympics. The Olympiapark was built for the 1972 Olympic Games and has become a focal point for elite sport in Germany and now it’s time for Super League to produce something truly breathtaking.

Watch Super League at Sport1 on race day

In Munich, the total of six race formats (individual time trial, super sprint triathlon, three each for women and men) are severely limited due to the organizer's hygiene concept and the event is sold out. In addition to the livestream on Youtube (possibly via VPN services), the Munich TV station Sport1 will still show on race day from 19:30 to 21:45 and from 0:30 (Sport1+) as a repeat.

Equalizer - Master of Persistence

The race format consits for both fields, women and men in total three races. Want to see how quickly these athletes can go solo with no drafting or pacing help? Then the Equalizer is for you! Favouring those with an aptitude for individual efforts, Stage 1 consists of an all-out solo time trial of either swim, bike or run – which the athletes race as a standalone event. The times taken here will set the scene and define the pursuit style start for Stage 2.

Stage 2 is swim-bike-run-swim-bike-run. There is a single Short Chute to be won on the first swim, and taken on the final run. Any athlete who falls 90 seconds behind the leader will be eliminated. The Equalizer will see the playing field levelled and racing in its purest form.

Athletes race one discipline: Individual Time Trial (ITT).

The athletes are then set off based on their finish times in the ITT in a pursuit style to tackle a continuous swim-bike-run-swim-bike-run. The winner is the first person across the line at the end of Stage 2.

Schedule - Local Time

  • 13:00 Pros WarmUp Show
  • 14:05 Pro Women - ITT (Stage 1)
  • 14:20 Pro Men - ITT (Stage 1)
  • 14:35 Elite Women Race SBR SBR (Stage 2 & 3)
  • Winners Ceremony Women
  • 15:20 Elite Men Race SBR SBR (Stage 2 & 3)
  • Winners Ceremony Men
  • 16:00 Awards Ceremony Pros
  • 16:30 Event Ends

Full start lists

Super League Triathlon Munich, male start list, part 1: Hayden Wilde, Vincent Luis, Jonathan Brownlee, Vasco Vilaca, Aley Yee, Seth Rider, Jake Birthwhistle, Shachar Sagiv, Alessandro Fabian, Aaron Royle.

Super League Triathlon Munich, male start list, part 2: Max Studer, Jonas Schomburg, Tayler Reid, Mario Mola, Matthew Hauser, Jannik Schaufler, Tamas Toth, Marco von der Stel, Kenji Nener, Marten van Riel, Simon Henseleit.

Super League Triathlon Munich, female start list, part 1: Jessica Learmonth, Georgia Taylor-Brown, Vicky Holland, Katie Zaferes, Sophie Coldwell, Taylor Spivey, Leonie Periault, Maya Kingma, Cassandre Beaugrand.

Super League Triathlon Munich, female start list, part 2: Emilie Morier, Rachel Klamer, Yuko Takahashi, Valerie Barthelemy, Non Stanford, Anna Godoy, Simone Ackermann, Vittoria Lopes, Gillian Sanders, Ilaria Zane, Anabel Knoll.


All above athletes are associated to different teams and an overall team ranking will be implemented for the whole series as well as the race in Munich.

SLT Sharks

SLT Rhinos

SLT Cheetahs

SLT Eagles

SLT Scorpions

The race dates are

  • September 5: London, UK 
  • September 12: Munich, Germany
  • September 18: Jersey, Channel Islands
  • September 25: Malibu, USA




Freitag, 20. August 2021

Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) launches Collins Cup App for live and on-demand content and anncounces further broadcast deals


LONDON, ENGLAND: The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) today launched the Collins Cup player across web, IOS and Android and has revealed details around its live integrated data proposition.  The app which is available across IOS and Android on both smartphones and tablets will showcase The Collins Cup broadcast live* and on-demand where the question ‘Who Rules Triathlon?’ finally gets answered.

As well as the live broadcast, the player includes access to the PTOs premium content library including the newly launched Collins Cup Countdown shows hosted by Charlie Webster, with guest appearances from Collins Cup team captains. Beyond Human and Battle For Glory, two of the PTO’s flagship content offerings that go behind the scenes of the world’s greatest triathletes, are also available.

The Collins Cup player, which is now available to access via the Collins Cup website or to download across the Apple store and Google Play, will sit alongside an integrated live data feed which will be available on the day of the event on the 28th August. The data feed will incorporate real-time positional data, split times, photos and video and can be accessed via the PTO website here.

The PTO’s own Collins Cup OTT content offering sits alongside multiple live broadcaster deals that have already been arranged by the PTO and IMG including an exclusive live deal in Europe with Discovery Eurosport, beIN SPORT, FujiTV, Sky Sport New Zealand and Fox Sports Australia. The PTO has also secured deals for a 1hr highlights programme with BT Sport in the UK, Tencent in China, SuperSport in South Africa, Astro in Malaysia, 3BBTV and TrueVision in Thailand and VEION and FPT in Vietnam. Further broadcast deals in Singapore, Canada, USA and South America are to be announced in due course.

In total The Collins Cup will be distributed in more than 165 territories, with live commentary in 21 different languages, to a combined household reach of over 365 million.

Tim Godfrey, Chief Marketing Officer at PTO, said: “The Collins Cup is a watershed moment for the sport of triathlon so we wanted to showcase this moment live to as many people globally as possible. With the launch of The Collins Cup player and live data feed alongside groundbreaking broadcast deals brokered by us and our media rights partner IMG, this promises to be one of the most watched professional triathlon events ever. The best 36 triathletes from around the world going head to head in a brand new team format – you do not want to miss it!”.

Download and sign up FREE to watch live matches, exclusive content, live shows, replays, highlights, features and electric archive footage.

*Live broadcast globally available on The Collins Cup player, excluding in Europe where the live broadcast will be exclusively available on Eurosport 2, the Eurosport player and Discovery+ in selected markets.

Donnerstag, 19. August 2021

2021 Ironman World Championship canceled

 Due to rising Corona infection numbers: 2021 Ironman World Championship to be postponed to February 5., 2022. Hawaii is currently experiencing the strongest Corona infection wave since the beginning of the pandemic. The World Championship is now scheduled to take place in February 2022.

Principle of hope
The race in February is likely to pose challenges, especially for age group athletes and also professional athletes from Europe. The form must be brought or built up over the winter, despite optionally closed sports and swimming facilities. In addition, the Sword of Damocles of "Lockdown 4.0" hovers over all qualified athletes.

Press release

2021 EDITION OF IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 5, 2022 DUE TO CONTINUED GLOBAL IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC. 2021 Supersapiens IRONMAN World Championship postponed based on continuing COVID-19-related impact to Island of Hawai`i. 

IRONMAN in conjunction with local Hawai`i officials announced today that due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic to the Island of Hawai`i, the 2021 Supersapiens IRONMAN® World Championship has been rescheduled from its originally scheduled October 9, 2021 race date to February 5, 2022. Like 1982, we expect that there will be two editions of the IRONMAN World Championship in 2022 (February and October).

“The resurgence of the virus and new Delta strain has had significant impact on the island community of Hawai`i. Combined with substantial border closures and travel restrictions for qualified athletes, there is not a viable pathway in October to host the IRONMAN World Championship,” said Andrew Messick, President & Chief Executive Officer for The IRONMAN Group. “After extensive consultation with governmental and community leaders in Hawai`i, we believe that the best course of action is to delay the event until February of 2022.” 

“We have worked closely with local and state Hawai`i officials and other key event stakeholders, and are aligned in the imperative to protect our local community by shifting planning efforts to a February race date,” said Diana Bertsch, Senior Vice President, World Championship Events for The IRONMAN Group. “Our local community, athletes, partners, volunteers, and all other members of our `ohana -- who represent our Hawaiian roots and history -- feel pride and confidence in this difficult decision. We will work towards welcoming our athletes back to the Island of Hawai`i in February with the racing experience for which the IRONMAN World Championship is famous.”

“We are honored to work alongside the fantastic IRONMAN staff, amid a global pandemic, to reach an equitable solution that ensures our island’s premier sporting event may persist at a later date,” said Hawai`i County Mayor, Mitch Roth. “Since the first race in 1978, the event has become an integral part of our county’s global identity, and we look forward to welcoming the athletes and spectators from around the world to our shores once again when it is safe to do so.”

“The IRONMAN World Championship is an iconic part of our Hawai`i Island community and history.  For over 40 years, our community has supported IRONMAN and cheered on participants from all over the globe.  In return, IRONMAN has continued to support our community during these challenging times.  I am deeply grateful for IRONMAN’s $1,000,000 commitment to feed our residents in need throughout 2020 and 2021 with their Kahiau Together program. As IRONMAN continues to mālama and truly care about our island community, we look forward to welcoming the IRONMAN World Championship back in 2022 with our full support,” said State Senator Dru Mamo Kanuha.

The pandemic has greatly impacted the Hawaiian community not only through deadly cases of COVID, but also significantly hurting the local economy due to limited tourism opportunities. As the impact of the pandemic was felt in our home community where our staff and many volunteers live and work, a targeted initiative, Kahiau Together, was created alongside the IRONMAN Foundation in July 2020 to support locals who were suffering due to food insecurities. By years end, the Kahiau Together initiative will have hosted 25 events locally, serving over 132,000 meals through the distribution of food bundles of locally sourced fresh proteins, fruits, vegetables, and starches. An additional $30,000 in grants from the IRONMAN Foundation has been provided to non-profits feeding their communities. Those needing support can attend one of the following upcoming events:

Wednesday, September 1 – Kamehameha Park

A Meal Fit for a Queen – Celebrating the birth month of Queen Lili`uokalani

Monday, October 4 – Kona International Marketplace

Heroes of Hawai`i

Monday, November 22 - Kona International Marketplace

Thanksgiving Bundles

Monday, December 20 - Kona International Marketplace

Christmas Bundles

IRONMAN Athletes who are registered for the 2021 edition of the IRONMAN World Championship triathlon will be contacted directly. For more information and event details for the IRONMAN World Championship, please visit 

There are no material changes in qualifying for professional or age-group athletes for the 2022 IRONMAN World Championship. Additional information on the Kahiau Together initiative, schedule of events, grant applications, and how to support these efforts, visit

Dienstag, 2. März 2021

Equality of Opportunity versus Equality of Outcome in Sports: Cisgender Female Competitiveness under pressure

Brett Sutton, undisputedly the most successful coach in women's triathlon, has referenced in an important blog post the current legislative initiative ("H.R.5 - Equality Act") in the U.S. that will open all sports at all levels to biological XY chromosome men who define themselves as women for the purposes of the transgender discussion.

What has certainly become familiar are the images of "female rugby players" who weigh nearly twice as much as the female competition, "female basketball players" who outweigh all biological women on the court by 30-40%, and mixed martial arts fighters who break the skulls of biological women by the dozen and gloat about it on their own social media channels. 

Sutton has correctly identified that the genetic dominance of biological males in almost all sports across almost all age groups means there is an imminent danger that in a few years female professional sports at the top of the world could grind to a halt.

"If this is not addressed, within 6 years women will no longer be standing on podiums at the Olympics."

This would also make junior female athletes unavailable in the medium term, rendering obsolete such important inclusive educational initiatives for social advancement through professional sports at universities and via national teams. Argumentatively, Sutton focuses, among other things, on levels of the male sex hormone testosterone, VO2max, and muscle mass, and also introduces a purely transgender class into the discussion as a postulate. Rating: worth reading.

  1. H.R.5 - Equality Act
  2. When equal is not equal

Chancengleichheit versus Ergebnisgleichheit im Sport: Cisgender-Frauensport unter Druck

Brett Sutton, unangefochten der erfolgreichste Trainer im Triathlon der Frauen, hat in einem wichtigen Blogpost auf die aktuelle Gesetzgebungsinitiative ("H.R.5 - Equality Act") in den USA verwiesen, die alle Sportarten auf allen Ebenen für biologische XY-Chromosom Männer, die sich im Sinne der Transgender-Diskussion als Frauen definieren, öffnen werden.

Bekannt geworden sind sicherlich die Bilder von "Rugby-Spielerinnen", die nahezu doppelt so schwer, wie der weibliche Wettbewerb sind, "Basketball-Spielerinnen", die alle biologischen Frauen auf dem Court um 30 - 40 % überragen und von Mixed Martial Arts-Kämpferinnen, die den biologischen Frauen reihenweise die Schädel brechen und darüber auf den eigenen Social Media Kanälen hämisch berichten. 

Sutton hat richtig erkannt, dass durch die genetische Dominanz der biologischen Männer in fast allen Sportarten über fast alle Altersklassen hinweg die immanente Gefahr besteht, dass in wenigen Jahren der weibliche Profisport in der Weltspitze zum Erliegen kommen könnte.
"Wenn das nicht angegangen wird, werden Frauen in 6 Jahren nicht mehr auf den Podien der Olympischen Spiele stehen."
Damit wären auch mittelfristig die Nachwuchsathletinnen nicht mehr verfügbar und so wichtige inklusive Bildungsinitiativen zum sozialen Aufstieg durch den Profisport an den Universitäten und über die Nationalmannschaften obsolet. Argumentativ stellt Sutton u. A. auf die Level des männlichen Sexualhormons Testosteron, VO2max und Muskelmasse ab und bringt als Postulat auch eine reine Transgender-Klasse in die Diskussion ein. Prädikat: Lesenswert.