June 26, 2024

Brownlee Targets London For First T100 Triathlon World Tour Win

London T100 men's press release

London, UK: The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) and World Triathlon have confirmed the 18 contracted T100 male athletes racing the London T100 Triathlon on 27-28 July, including British stars Alistair Brownlee, twelve years on from his legendary London 2012 Olympic gold, and David McNamee. 

Competing in all three T100 races so far – Miami, Singapore and San Francisco – the double Olympic Champion believes the London T100 race offers him his best opportunity. 

“Racing in London holds very special memories for me, for obvious reasons,” said Brownlee.  “I think the conditions will give me the best opportunity to win a T100 race this season. I like the course, the temperature will be what I’m used to and I know the home crowd will come out and support us, which can make a huge difference.”

But the competition will be intense. Also in London will be the T100 series leader and PTO World #1 American Sam Long, third-placed Dane Magnus Ditlev, who won the Miami T100 and one of Brownlee’s long-term triathlon rivals, Spaniard Javier Gomez. Making his first T100 appearance after more than a year out through injury will be Australian Max Neumann who won the PTO’s big race in Ibiza last year before injury struck. 

The full list of contracted T100 men who will compete in the London T100 is here and includes:

  1. Sam Long (USA)  
  2. Magnus Ditlev (DEN) 
  3. Mathis Margirier (FRA) 
  4. Peter Heemeryck (BEL) 
  5. Rudy Von Berg (USA) 
  6. Rico Bogen (GER) 
  7. Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 
  8. Jason West (USA) 
  9. Aaron Royle (AUS)
  10. David McNamee (GBR) 
  11. Frederic Funk (GER) 
  12. Clement Mignon (FRA)
  13. Ben Kanute (USA) 
  14. Leon Chevalier (FRA)
  15. Sam Laidlow (FRA)
  16. Javier Gomez (ESP) 
  17. Max Neumann (AUS)
  18. Daniel Baekkegard (DEN) 

 

The marquee London race features a closed road course taking place entirely within central London, with the women racing at 2pm local time on Saturday 27 July and the men at 2pm local time on Sunday 28 July. Starting and finishing at the ExCel London Exhibition Centre, the swim is in the sheltered Royal Victoria Dock; there’s a multi-lap bike course from Docklands to Westminster and back; and it finishes with a multi-lap run around the Docklands.

As well as the professional races, the London T100 Triathlon weekend offers the chance for everyone to take part, with 5,000 amateur athletes making this one of the largest Triathlons in the world. The amateur race distances include:

  • Super Sprint Triathlon (0.4km Swim, 10km Bike, 2.5km Run)
  • Sprint Triathlon (0.75km Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run)
  • Olympic Triathlon (1.5km Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run)
  • T100 Triathlon (2km Swim, 80km Bike, 18km Run)

The T100 triathlon distance is sold out due to high demand. There are very few places left for the Olympic, Sprint and Super Sprint distances, but they are expected to sell out in the next couple of days. All these amateur races will take place in the morning of Sunday 28 July. Check out the event details, and then sign up here.

Wildcards for both the men’s and women’s London T100 races will be announced at the end of this week. 

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A reminder of how the T100 Triathlon World Tour works 

  • Each contracted athlete must complete a minimum of 5 races plus the Grand Final. Although racing obligations for athletes who’ve qualified and will compete in the Olympics have been reduced.
  • Athletes to score 35 points for first place to 1 pt for 20th place at each race
  • The Grand Final has increased points to up the ante (55 pts down to 4 pts)
  • Each athlete’s best three T100 race scores plus the Grand Final will count towards the the inaugural women’s and men’s T100 World Championship
  • $250,000 USD prize fund at each T100, totalling $2,000,000 across the eight races (1st place – $25,000; 2nd – $16,000; 3rd – $12,000 at each race)
  • The series winners following the Grand Final will be crowned T100 Triathlon World Champion and collect $210,000 USD from an additional total prize pool of $2,000,000
  • For more details and the current T100 standings, visit https://t100triathlon.com/ 

Media Accreditation for London T100

For Further Information: 

Anthony Scammell E: [email protected]

About Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO)

The PTO is a sports body that is co-owned by its professional athletes, seeking to elevate and grow the sport of triathlon and take it to the next level. The T100 Triathlon World Tour is the new name for the PTO Tour and has been designated by World Triathlon as the ‘official World Championship for long distance triathlon’. It is a season-long schedule of eight T100 races during 2024 that will be competed over 100km (2km swim, 80km bike and 18km run) and will feature the world’s best triathletes going head-to-head in Miami (9 March), Singapore (13-14 April), San Francisco (8-9 June), London (27-28 July), Ibiza (28-29 September), Lake Las Vegas (19-20 October), Dubai (16-17 November) and at the Grand Final (29-30 November). There will also be racing opportunities for amateurs at all the events, including the new 100km distance at six stages, including: Singapore, London, Ibiza, Lake Las Vegas, Dubai and at the Grand Final. The global broadcast shows the races live around the world in 195+ territories, courtesy of the PTO’s partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery as well as a range of other international, regional and local broadcasters.

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