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America's Triathlon League

Major League Triathlon is the first and only professional triathlon league in the United States. The best male and female athletes in the world compete against each other in a unique swim-bike-run team event. Held in major cities across the US, MLT pros compete in pop-up “stadiums”, allowing for a viewer experience unlike anything before seen in sport. Major League Triathlon is more than just a race; it’s a show.

MLT teams feature 2 Pro men and 2 Pro women racing the Super Sprint Mixed Team Relay Format at every event stop. Each athlete will complete a 300 meter swim, 4 mile looped bike course, and 1 mile run before tagging off to their teammate.  First team to have all four athletes across the line wins.  

Ride to Live


A Letter From The CEO

Ride to Live


A Letter From The CEO

Dylan


Dylan


The idea of Major League Triathlon started with a simple sentence from my wife, “I love you and I love that you are so committed to triathlon, but, this is so difficult for me as a spectator. “ I didn’t fully understand what Sarah (my wife) had meant until I watched her first triathlon several weeks later. It was the first and only triathlon that I had ever watched as a spectator. She was right. Waking up at 5am, driving 30 minutes to the site, waiting for the race to start, seeing her for (maybe) 10 seconds at each transition, and waiting patiently at the finish line for her to finish. I have competed in over 60 triathlons (Sprint, Olympic, 70.3) and that felt like the longest day I ever had at a race. A simple thought was born: “Triathlon needs a change”.

Triathlon is and always has been an individual and, quite honestly, a selfish sport. We (athletes) spend hours each week training for races, spend money on expensive equipment and somehow find ways to turn a destination race into a “family vacation”. Don’t get me wrong, I love the sport wholeheartedly and I have spent some of the best years of my life training and racing. The problem is that triathlon needs to be more accessible for both participants and spectators.

MLT has addressed this by adopting the most spectator friendly format in the sport and “Americanized” it by creating a team based league whose teams represent cities, similar to other professional sports. This structure is not only spectator friendly, but also incredibly television friendly; with the entire race taking roughly 70 minutes in total of non-stop action. We want to bring the sport to the mainstream. We want to lower the barrier of entry into the sport. We want to grow the sport on an amateur level. Most importantly, we are developing youth programs to encourage participation of our sport’s future. 

Major League Triathlon is committed to bettering the sport of triathlon. We hope you join us!

Best,

Daniel Cassidy
Chief Executive Officer | Major League Triathlon

 

 

2016 Recap


2016 Recap

2016 Recap


2016 Recap

 

Congratulations to our 2016 MLT Champion, the Sarasota Sun! 

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2016 was Major League Triathlon's inaugural season. MLT hosted four events in Temple, TX; Sarasota, FL; Lincoln, NE; and Westbrook, ME. MLT held professional races, amateur races (Sprint and Olympic distances), and the MLT Festival, featuring headliner country music star, Russell Dickerson. Thirty-two professional athletes raced the Super Sprint Mixed Team Relay format at all four event stops. At the end of the year, the Sarasota Sun won the first ever MLT Champions Cup.

Major League Triathlon Greater Portland

9/10/2016 - Westbrook, ME

1st Place: Sarasota Sun 2nd Place: Lincoln Mustangs 3rd Place: Temple Toros

1st Place: Sarasota Sun
2nd Place: Lincoln Mustangs
3rd Place: Temple Toros

Major League Triathlon Lincoln

8/26/2016 - Lincoln, NE

1st Place: Temple Toros 2nd Place: Sarasota Sun 3rd Place: Lincoln Mustangs

1st Place: Temple Toros
2nd Place: Sarasota Sun
3rd Place: Lincoln Mustangs

Major League Triathlon Sarasota

7/18/2016 - Sarasota, FL

1st Place: Temple Toros 2nd Place: Sarasota Sun 3rd Place: Portland Keepers

1st Place: Temple Toros
2nd Place: Sarasota Sun
3rd Place: Portland Keepers

 

Major League Triathlon Temple

4/16/2016 - Temple, TX

1st Place: Sarasota Sun 2nd Place: Portland Keepers 3rd Place: Temple Toros

1st Place: Sarasota Sun
2nd Place: Portland Keepers
3rd Place: Temple Toros