Super League Triathlon amplifies U.S. Expansion as it partners with USA Triathlon for the Long Beach Legacy Triathlon
by USA Triathlon
Competitors cross the finish line at the Legacy Triathlon in Long Beach, California.
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Super League Triathlon announced today that they will be continuing their rapid U.S. expansion by assuming the operation of the 2024 Long Beach Legacy Triathlon in partnership with USA Triathlon. This marks another addition to Super League’s growing US portfolio after the acquisition of events in Chicago and New York.
The event, previously hosted by USA Triathlon, will take place at the proposed venue for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games. This is a long-term joint venture between Super League Triathlon and the sport’s governing body in the USA, USA Triathlon. The partnership will deliver the high-quality event that Super League is renowned for and help grow short course racing in the USA.
The Long Beach Legacy Triathlon will also become one of the world’s foremost fundraising triathlons as it provides a continuation of Super League’s partnership with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and ensures further significant support to create hope and build healthier futures.
The 2024 Long Beach Legacy Triathlon will take place on July 20-21, 2024, and will feature races for age group, elite and youth athletes. This year’s schedule includes:
- A Sprint distance race (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) with both individual and relay categories
- A Corporate Challenge event
- A Kids’ Splash and Dash
- A World Triathlon Para Cup event
Michael D’hulst, CEO and Co-Founder of Super League Triathlon, said: “The announcement of the Long Beach Legacy Triathlon is a significant day for short course triathlon in the USA, as the most exciting race organizer in the sport commits to a long-term partnership with the sport’s governing body, USAT, to deliver a world class event at the proposed venue for the LA Olympics in 2028, all while adding to the $18m already raised for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles via Malibu Triathlon.
“With Super League now boasting mass participation events in major US cities Chicago, New York and Long Beach, we have the perfect platform to grow short course triathlon in the USA. The partnership with USAT is one I am extremely excited about as we share common goals for the development of the sport and the potential for short course racing to thrive building towards the Olympics in 2028.
“Super League Triathlon has become known for the high quality of its events, whether for professional or amateurs, and will bring this expertise to the Long Beach event. We believe we have added a race which is hugely exciting and gives us the perfect springboard for success in the years ahead.”
Victoria Brumfield, Chief Executive Officer of USA Triathlon, said: "USA Triathlon is thrilled to see the Legacy Triathlon evolve into the Long Beach Legacy Triathlon with Super League at the helm. As we look toward the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games, having the ability to participate in a triathlon that follows the same path as the course for 2028 provides a memorable opportunity for athletes of all abilities to connect to the highest level of our sport."
Sprint Registration is now OPEN at www.legacylongbeach.com. Additional event details will be made available in January.