16 August, 2022
London: The Professional Triathletes Organisation will launch its brand new TriTalks series this Friday (19 August) at the Collins Cup, designed to give age groupers and fans of the sport the opportunity to hear and learn from its greatest athletes and industry experts.
Inspired by the world-renowned TEDTalks, the series will give those who attend PTO events exclusive access, insight and discussion with triathlon’s leading lights, which pushes boundaries, provokes discussion and ultimately translates in improved personal performance. Whether that is out on the course, in a business setting or simply in people’s own personal lives.
The first edition of TriTalks will be held at the x-bionic® sphere on the eve of the eagerly anticipated second Collins Cup. There will be a series of sessions, each with a different topic, but all aimed to inspire and educate. They will include:
- Breaking Records and Mental Resilience – with Kat Matthews and Ellie Salthouse
- Revolutionizing Swimming through Technology – presented by FORM Swim and Skye Moench
- Nailing the Fourth Discipline – with Emma Pallant-Browne and Andy Blow from Precision Fuel & Hydration
- Norwegians In the Spotlight – featuring Kristian Blummenfelt and Gustav Iden
- The Captains Corner – with Craig Alexander, Julie Moss and Normann Stadler
TriTalks is open to all age groupers taking part in any of the Collins Cup and World Triathlon events as well as friends, family and all guests at the X-Bionic Sphere. It is free to attend, you simply have to register via the link here.
“At the heart of the triathlon community is an unbreakable bond between all those who compete. Taking inspiration from TED Talks but applying it to our world, TriTalks will embody all that to deliver engaging, insightful and original conversation that will both inspire and educate,” explained PTO CEO Sam Renouf.
For further information:
Professional Triathletes Organisation
Anthony Scammell, Communications Director [email protected]
About the Professional Triathletes Organisation
The PTO is a new body co-owned by professional triathletes, seeking to take the sport to the next level and see it grow and thrive. The inaugural PTO Tour race schedule for 2022 includes: the first-ever PTO Canadian Open (July 23-24); the second edition of $1.5M Ryder Cup-style Collins Cup (August 20), which sees Team Europe take on Team US and Team International; and the first PTO US Open (September 17-18). Each Open carries a minimum prize purse of $1M and will be raced over 100km (2km swim, 80km bike and 18km run). In 2023 and 2024, the PTO Tour plans to expand with the PTO European Open and the PTO Asian Open, alongside their US and Canadian equivalents and the Collins Cup.
About The Collins Cup
The Collins Cup was introduced by the PTO in 2021 as part of its mission to take the sport of triathlon to the next level. Modeled after golf’s Ryder Cup, it saw teams of European, International and USA athletes pitted against one another and put on display the excitement, rivalry, drama and personalities of the sport for the world to see.
36 of the world’s top professional triathletes battled it out over the 100km course in 12 individual race matches, each staggered 10 minutes apart, with three athletes going head-to-head, one each from Team Europe, Team International and Team US, to decide which region rules triathlon. With $1.5 million on the line again this year, the largest purse in the sport, the racing promises to be even faster and more furious and will be broadcast to a global audience in more than 170 territories. After a courageous battle from both Team US and Team International in 2021, Team Europe finally reigned victorious – but can they defend the crown in 2022?