Ironman World Champion ANNE HAUG to Race Super League Triathlon Arena Games

Reigning Ironman World Champion Anne Haug is the final massive name to be confirmed for the SLT Arena Games in Rotterdam.

The 37-year-old, who became the first German woman to take the prestigious Ironman crown in Kona, Hawaii, in 2019, is going back to her short course roots for a major new innovation for triathlon.

Haug, who has also won Ironman Denmark, 70.3 Oceanside, Dubai and Lanzarote and finished third at the 70.3 World Championships, enjoyed a distinguished short course career before finding huge success going long.

She represented Germany at two Olympics and has a Mixed Relay world title to her name as well as coming runner-up in the WTS Series.

But it is that magical day in Kona where she put together a phenomenal performance, topped off with a stunning run, that tops her impressive CV. Haug made up a deficit of eight minutes into T2 on Lucy Charles-Barlcay to overtake her by around 25km and finish with an unbelievable run time of 2:51:07.

Haug’s short course run speed is also to be feared, making her a real threat in the debut of the SLT Arena Games on August 23.

Completing the women’s line-up is Belgian up and comer Valerie Barthelemy, who has been making huge strides in the pro ranks since going full-time in 2017.

Women’s field: Anne Haug, Cassandre Beaugrand, Rachel Klamer, Georgia Taylor-Brown, Jess Learmonth, Leonie Periault, Maya Kingma, Ilaria Zane, Valerie Barthelemy, Quinty Schoens

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