March 19, 2024

Men’s Singapore T100 Line Up Set To Continue Miami Rivalries

Singapore T100 Triathlon Pro Men's Start List

London, UK: The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) and World Triathlon have confirmed the line up for the men’s Singapore T100 triathlon on 14 April, 2024, the second stop on the new eight-leg T100 Triathlon World Tour.

It features 15 of the world’s top 20 PTO Ranked athletes and will continue many of the battles started in Miami. Led by #2 Magnus Ditlev, who put in a commanding performance to win the first race of the season in Miami, the field will also feature American #3 Jason West, who’ll be looking to improve on his seventh place in Florida, and fellow American and the new #5 Sam Long, who’ll be bursting with confidence after biking and running through the field to go from the last swim pack to second on the podium and only 35 seconds down on Ditlev.

Flying Dutchman Youri Keulen gets another T100 wildcard, following his impressive fourth at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, and double Olympic champion from Great Britain Alistair Brownlee – who led for long periods in the Miami heat but ultimately ran out of gas on the run – goes again after having taken heart from his first outing of the season.

After finishing a creditable fifth, Brownlee said: “I can go away [from Miami] and try and prepare specifically for Singapore and be competitive there. I’ve taken a lot of confidence that I can get that engine capacity back swimming and especially riding really fast. After literally three weeks of training, from being pretty unfit to being able to race at this level – I’m pretty happy with that. Running I can’t rush. But I’ll spend another four weeks or so of the same, trying to prepare specifically for the heat.”

The full line up for the Singapore T100 can be found here. It features 16 of the 20 contracted T100 athletes and 4 wildcards. This time including Spanish triathlon legend Javier Gomez who’s due to make his first race of the season and new starters Kyle Smith from New Zealand, Mika Noodt from Germany and Kacper Stepniak from Poland.

 

Singapore T100 Men's Start List Graphic

 

Full Start List

  1. Magnus Ditlev (DEN)
  2. Jason West (USA)
  3. Sam Long (USA)
  4. Pieter Heemeryck (BEL)
  5. Rudy Von Berg (USA)
  6. Sam Laidlow (FRA)
  7. Daniel Baekkegard (DEN)
  8. Youri Keulen (NED)
  9. Alistair Brownlee (GBR)
  10. Leon Chevalier (FRA)
  11. Fred Funk (GER)
  12. Clement Mignon (FRA)
  13. Bradley Weiss (RSA)
  14. Aaron Royle (AUS)
  15. David McNamee (GBR)
  16. Ben Kanute (USA)
  17. Kacper Stepniak (POL)
  18. Kyle Smith (NZL)
  19. Mika Noodt (GER)
  20. Javier Gomez (ESP)

 

Reigning Ironman World Champion Sam Laidlow finished 9th on his first outing at the Miami T100, but is now looking forward to his trip to Asia.

“Singapore is a beautiful city and whilst it’s a pity I didn’t get to enjoy much of the scenery along the route last year, I’m glad I have a second chance,” he said. “I’m looking forward to racing in Singapore again. It was well-organised and I hope I can properly take in the sights of Marina Bay this time. I know it’ll be hot and humid but I also know the fans will be there every step of the way encouraging us so I’m counting on them for that extra boost of energy.”

For more information on the stunning Marina Bay Financial District course, that will start with a swim in the iconic Marina Bay and then feature a multi-lap bike and run, visit here. As well as an equivalent 100km triathlon for experienced amateurs, there are also two duathlons: at a Standard (4.5km Run/32km Bike/4.5km Run) and Long (9km Run/64km Bike/9km Run) Distance. Plus a 5km music run. Demand for places in all of the events has been high, so anyone interested in taking part will need to register quickly.

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 – $25,000k; 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

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Notes To Editors

Full details on the T100 Triathlon World Tour can be found here www.T100Triathlon.com

For journalists wanting media accreditation at this season’s T100 Triathlon World Tour races, please visit https://protriathletes.org/media-accreditation/

For more information on the qualification criteria for the T100 Triathlon World Tour, please visit https://www.triathlon.org/uploads/docs/T100-Triathlon-World-Tour_Qualification-Criteria_2024_20240219.pdf

About T100 Triathlon World Tour Wildcards

There are four main categories of athletes who will be considered for a wildcard selection:

  1. Current well performing athletes, who have had great performances outside of the T100 Tour and have moved up the PTO World Rankings.
  2. Athletes whose rankings, because of injury, maternity or other reasons, do not accurately reflect the quality of their historical performances and who have demonstrated that they are capable of being in-form for the event.
  3. Up and coming athletes who have shown the ability to be competitive with the qualifying field, but have not yet had the opportunity to establish a sufficiently high ranking to be an automatic qualifier.
  4. Short course athletes who have a sufficiently high World Triathlon ranking so as to expect that they would be competitive in the event.

For Further Information

Anthony Scammell E: [email protected]

About the Professional Triathletes Organisation

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 will be 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 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 broadcast will show 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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