The Super League Triathlon Championship season has concluded in NEOM after seven months of competition.
Planning for the season started in April after the Saudi Triathlon Federation 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 the northwest Saudi city.
Following the collaborations of the three organizations and action plan was put in place.
This included the participation of a Saudi delegation in Super League Arena Games London, in April, and Arena Games Singapore, at which triathletes Arwa Al-Amoudi and Faisal Al-Harith took part alongside professional athletes in the Arena Games season finale.
Another outcome was the 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 four were present at athlete briefings and familiarizations and worked alongside SLT race officials to ensure events ran smoothly.
Meanwhile, a delegation from the STF comprised of seven young triathletes – Toleen Alrashid, Ameera Sharahilil, Yara Abdlaal, Ahmed Ali, Abdullah Al-Marri, Abdulrahman Adawi, and Elyas Albattat – recently spent a weekend in NEOM shadowing, training, and interacting with some of the best professional triathletes in the world under a program called Stars of Tomorrow.
Pride of place went to Saudi athletes Faisal Al-Harith and Abdulrahman Al-Ghamdi, who raced alongside international athletes under the Saudi flag.
In addition, a school triathlon clinic took place on Oct. 30 in Jeddah hosting more than 40 students from around the country and achieving the objective of introducing participants to the sport of triathlon, and providing them with the opportunity to meet, greet, train, and learn from some of the world’s top professional triathletes.
The STF is the governing and regulatory body under the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee mandated to oversee the sport of triathlon, duathlon, and aquathlon in the Kingdom. Its chief executive officer and board of directors were appointed in November 2021.