The Super League Triathlon Championship Season was concluded in NEOM, Saudi Arabia after an exciting racing season by the athletes and an intense planning and collaboration between the main stakeholders to bring together this world class event to the Kingdom over the last 7 months.
Planning started in April 2022 where the Saudi Triathlon Federation (STF) was invited to NEOM to attend a venue scouting expedition along with Super League Triathlon and members of the Neom Beach Games organizing committee under the Sports Sector in NEOM. The aligned vision and objectives of the three organizations to create a meaningful impact on the triathlon community was evident from the beginning, and the following planned collaborations and activation were agreed upon in the planning phase, and executed successfully.
Arena Games London and Singapore:
Saudi delegation representation in Super League Arena Games London (April 2022) and in Arena Games Singapore where Saudi Triathletes Arwa Al Amoudi and Faisal Al Harith participated alongside the professional athletes in the Arena Games season finale.
Technical Officials Support for SLT NEOM 2022:
Graduation of the first technical officials’ cohort in the Kingdom, who were approved to officiate in the Super League NEOM 2022 Championship. The Technical Official Delegation was represented by: Yousuf Alluhaydan, Fatimah Radhi, Sawsan Shaker, and Faisal Alfayez. All 4 TOs were present in the athlete briefings, familiarizations and worked alongside race officials SLT to ensure the race was executed flawlessly.
Stars of Tomorrow to NEOM:
A delegation from STF comprised of seven young triathletes (Toleen Alrashid, Ameera Sharahili, Yara Abdlaal, Ahmed Ali, Abdullah Al Marri, Abdulrahman Adawi, and Elyas Albattat) spending the entirety of last weekend in Neom shadowing, training, and interacting with the best professional triathletes in the world in a program called “Stars of Tomorrow”
Saudi Triathletes Race in NEOM:
Two Saudi Athletes (Faisal Al Harith and Abdulrahman Al Ghamdi) racing as part of the championship finale teams alongside the world-class athletes in a show of inspiration to the triathletes of tomorrow in Saudi Arabia and abroad.
Triathlon Outreach Clinic in Jeddah:
A school triathlon clinic taking place on Sunday the 30th of October in Jeddah hosting over 40 students from around the Kingdom; achieving the objective of introducing participants to the sport of triathlon, and providing them with the opportunity to meet, greet, train, learn, and be inspired from some of the best professional triathletes in the world. The Triathlon clinic comprised of:
4 training stations i.e., swim, bike, run and transition. All participants passed through each station for a 45-minute training block each.
A Q&A session with Super League Triathlon athletes Emma Jeffcoat, Mathew Hauser, Ryan Fisher, Tayler Reid, and Nicole Van Der Kaay, and
An aquathlon mixed relay race activity to end.
About Saudi Triathlon
The Saudi Triathlon Federation (STF) is the governing and regulatory body under the Saudi Olympics and Para Olympics Committee mandated to oversee the sport of triathlon, duathlon, and aquathlon in all its forms in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Board of Directors, and CEO were recently appointed as of November 2021.
Triathlon is a multidisciplinary sporting race consisting of swimming, cycling and running over various distances. Triathletes compete for the fastest overall completion time.
STF Mission to foster and develop an inclusive environment that promotes the mass participation and excellence in performance of amateur and professional triathletes in the community. And to further
enhance the facilities, resources, programs, and events available to better cater to the triathlon community’s needs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
STF Vision to nurture the development of national, regional, and global triathlon champions and medalists, and to turn Saudi Arabia into a leading triathlon destination internationally.
About Super League Triathlon
Super League Triathlon (SLT) is the world’s premier swim-bike-run Series, pitching the very best athletes against each other in quick and exciting race formats in fantastic destinations across the globe. The Championship Series takes place from August-November with the best triathletes on the planet doing battle over game-changing formats which are redefining the sport for a modern audience.
About NEOM Sport Sector
The NEOM Sports sector has goals and objectives to foster an active living environment for communities through sport, physical activity, and adventure sports across all NEOM. Also, to develop high performance facilities for domestic and international athletes and host major sporting events. Clearly, NEOM is the next global hub for sport, that holds physical activity and innovation at its very core. NEOM is set to become a top destination for major sporting events, partnering with global sports brands, championing outstanding livability for residents, and contributing to NEOM's innovative economy.
Triathlon Clinic Sponsor & Partner Acknowledgements
Organizing Partners: Neom Beach Games and Super League Triathlon
Venue Partners: British International School Jeddah
Bike Station Partners: Wheels
F&B Partners: Delmonte, ORS, and Nestle Water