February 29, 2024

PTO Announces Box Office Line Up For First T100 Men’s Race

The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) announced box office start list for the men’s Miami T100

London, UK: The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) and World Triathlon have announced a box office start list for the men’s Miami T100 at CLASH Endurance Miami on 9 March, 2024.

It features 14 of the top 17 PTO World Ranked athletes, led by #2 Magnus Ditlev and a very strong contingent of Americans, including #3 Jason West, #9 Sam Long and #23 Ben Kanute, who will all be aiming for a win on home soil. It will also see reigning Ironman World Champion France’s Sam Laidlow as well as two-time Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee from Great Britain.

The full line up of contracted T100 athletes can be found here and includes:

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

 

Eyeing the perfect opportunity and venue – where he won last year – to get his T100 racing off to a winning start, Jason West can’t wait to get on the startline.

“I want to be the first World Champion at the 100km distance, so winning again at Homestead-Miami Speedway would get that ambition off to a positive start,” said the American, who is fast becoming many pundits’ pick to win the inaugural T100 Triathlon World Tour and is also the subject of the PTO’s Countdown To Miami T100 documentary alongside German star Anne Haug.

With 17 of the 20 athletes contracted to the T100 Triathlon World Tour deciding to race in Florida, it means there is an opportunity for 3 wildcards, which the PTO will announce tomorrow, Friday 1 March.

On Saturday 9 March, the broadcast will begin at 1300 EST. The men will race the 100km course (2km swim; 80km bike; 18km run) at the Homestead-Miami Speedway first, starting at 1315 EST and then the women from 1650 EST. The course details can be found here. It includes 2.25 laps of the lake, 22 bike laps of a 3.54km circuit and then 7 run laps to finish.

Fans can watch exclusively live from 1900 CET in Europe on Eurosport, via PTO+ for the rest of the world and on Max in the US, and on TriathlonLIVE.tv in certain territories. Both races will be shown live around the world courtesy of the PTO’s partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery as well as a range of other international, regional and local broadcasters such as CCTV in China and ESPN in LATAM.

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 will win $210,000 USD from an additional total prize pool of $2,000,000

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Notes To Editors

Full details available on the T100 Triathlon World Tour at 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 media credentials specifically for the Miami T100 powered by CLASH Endurance, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdznZp6rORUxDgBs33BNYrJxvBQC7Jzzlpu_Q7q6HcDq3RbOA/viewform

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 follow the 2023 PTO Tour model which showed 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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