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Sub7Sub8 commentary team announced – who made the cut?

Broadcast team announced for big day in Germany in June

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We are now under three weeks away from the Sub7Sub8 Project finally taking place in Germany, and things are getting pretty real – we even have a commentary team…

It’s fair to say broadcast coverage of triathlon is a hot topic right now on the back of the recent IRONMAN World Championship in St George and the Pro Am at the Los Angeles Triathlon last weekend.

Now Sub7Sub8 gets the opportunity to show what it can do when four of the world’s greatest athletes look to break new barriers on Sunday June 5.

Kristian Blummenfelt vs Alistair Brownlee and Nicola Spirig vs Kat Matthews should deliver some terrific moments on course. But how about for once we actually get something memorable from the booth too? We can but hope.


Sub7Sub8 commentary team

Organisers revealed their announcing team on Thursday, and here it is:

Will McCloy (play-by-play)

Good start, with the ‘voice of Super League Triathlon‘ stepping in to anchor proceedings. Interested to see how Will copes with the transition from the breathless insanity that is Super League to the long game which is Ironman racing.

Craig Hummer (play-by-play)

Having (at least) two play-by-play people for an event like this makes perfect sense.

The experienced and multi-talented Hummer adds an American voice to proceedings, he’s Emmy Award-nominated and boasts coverage of Tour de France and the Olympic Games on his extensive resume. We are intrigued to see what he can add to the mix here.

Chris McCormack (color)

No surprise that when you get McCloy you also get McCormack. The Aussie two-time World Ironman Champion has been a major driver behind Sub7Sub8, and should provide punch and outspoken opinion as ever.

Vicky Holland (color)

Excellent (in our opinion at least) during the inaugural Collins Cup last August, Vicky gets the opportunity to again advertise her potential as an analyst.

Seen most recently on the PTO’s Pro Am broadcast in L.A., and dealt admirably with the technical gremlins which affected the early part of that production.

Robbie McEwen (color)

Another intriguing selection, this time from the world of cycling.

The three-time Tour de France green jersey winner should be an important cog here, given the importance of that big leg in Germany.

Macca on team goals

Also part of the broadcast on Sunday June 5 will be tech entrepreneur Dan Eisenhardt and stats guru Graeme Acheson, who provided invaluable insights during the recent Arena Games.

McCormack as ever has pretty lofty goals for this one, and said: “My vision has always been about driving better quality content within our sport to showcase and draw greater interest in it.

“Sport commentary plays a big role in creating a narrative the viewers can easily understand and follow. In working with the Pho3nix Foundation for Sub7 and Sub8 we have an opportunity to make history and go above and beyond anything we’ve seen before.

“The Pho3nix Sub7 and Sub8 Project, Powered by Zwift is a massive project that epitomises what is possible across the full triathlon distance and the different disciplines that make up this sport.

“The commentary team selected will support the magnitude of this attempt, bringing in different voices and expertise across multiple fields to appeal not just to triathlon enthusiasts, but also to a wider sports audience.”

Jonathan Turner
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Jonathan Turner
Jonathan Turner is News Director for both TRI247 and RUN247, and is accustomed to big-name interviews, breaking news stories and providing unrivalled coverage for endurance sports.  
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