Milwaukee, US: Britain’s Kat Matthews warmed up for Saturday’s PTO US Open women’s race by throwing the ceremonial pitch for the Milwaukee Brewers at their Major League Baseball (MLB) home game on Thursday night (3 August) at the team’s American Family Field stadium against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The PTO World #14 – and one of the pre-race favourites for the PTO Tour race in Milwaukee – will hope it is a good omen for her, as the Brewers went on to trounce the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-1 to stay top of the MLB’s National League.
“It was a really cool experience,” said Matthews, who delivered the pitch expertly into the waiting gloves of the Brewers’ backstop. “There was a big adrenaline rush, especially walking onto the field and up to the mound where I threw the pitch from.”
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How To Watch The PTO Women’s Race
The women’s race features 11 out of the top 20 PTO Ranked athletes in the world, led by PTO #1 Ashleigh Gentle, #5 Paula Findlay and a strong contingent (10) of US athletes led by #6 Taylor Kibb, which includes: Skye Moench, Jocelyn McCauley, Jackie Hering, Danielle Lewis, Haley Chura, Lesley Smith, Lauren Brandon, Jodie Robertson and Annamarie Strehlow.
It will be broadcast from 1600 local time on Saturday 5 August and live around the world to 195+ territories, courtesy of the PTO Tour’s partnerships with Warner Bros. Discovery and a range of other international, regional and local broadcasters including DAZN, beIN Sports and SPOTV. It will be live on Eurosport 1 from 2300 CEST in Europe with highlights on CNBC in the US on Sunday 6 August at 1300 ET and Saturday 2 September at 1400 ET. In the US, fans can watch the races live on PTO+ For more details visit https://protriathletes.org/events/how-to-watch/
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About the Professional Triathletes Organisation
The PTO is a new body, co-owned by the professional athletes, seeking to elevate and grow the sport of Triathlon and take it to the next level. Each PTO Open is raced over 100km (2km swim, 80km bike and 18km run). The PTO European Open on 6 May kicked off the 2023 PTO Tour and is followed by the PTO US Open in Milwaukee on 4-5 August and then the PTO Asian Open in Singapore on 19-20 August. The season is underpinned by the new PTO World Rankings, helping to create a compelling season-long narrative in the sport for the first time.