The first World Triathlon esports World Champions will be crowned on Saturday at the Arena Games Triathlon Finals Singapore powered by Zwift.
First up it was Germany, then London and now the Grand Final which will feature heats the day before and then an additional chance to make the final via the repechages.
We’ll bring you in-depth coverage right here, including embedded live streams (geoblocking applies) and our minute-by-minute updates which feature the expert analysis of elite athlete and coach Mark Buckingham.
Start times and rules
First up are the heats, on Friday 6 May, with the Finals (and repechages) on Saturday 7 May.
And this time the action takes place outdoors – rather than the 50metre, Olympic Games swimming pools of Munich and London, this weekend the swim legs will be raced outside in the Marina Reservoir 1 of Marina Bay. The smart trainers and treadmills will be housed along the promenade.
The bike is still 4km ridden on Zwift (via the athletes’ own bikes on Tacx NEO 2T smart trainers, with drafting again turned off) and the run is 1km on a self-powered curved treadmill, again linked to Zwift.
In the heats, the athlete races twice and both stages are in a swim-bike-run format, with the second having a pursuit-style start based on times from the first.
The top two in the two heats go through to the finals but there’s then a second chance to make the final 10 via the repechage – full details in the explainer.
The final will again be three stages, the second of which mixes things up with a run-bike-swim format.
Who can win?
There are plenty of permutations, with double points on offer. Beth Potter looks to have a favorite’s chance in the women’s event, while the men’s race looks wide open – here’s how it’s all looking.
It’s exciting – but brutal – short format racing, perfect viewing ahead of Saturday’s IRONMAN World Championships at the other end of the distance spectrum and we’ve given you the inside track with a number of Arena Games features: