2 September 2022
London: The Professional Triathletes Organisation has announced a stacked field for the $1 million PTO US Open men’s race in Dallas, 18 September, led by PTO World #3 Magnus Ditlev (DEN), #4 Lionel Sanders (CAN), #5 Alistair Brownlee (GBR), #6 Daniel Baekkegard (DEN) and #7 Florian Angert (GER).
In total, the field for the final PTO Tour men’s race of the season features 22 of the top 30 in the PTO World Rankings and covers 12 different countries, including seven from the USA led by PTO World #11 Sam Long.
“I enjoyed finally letting my racing do the talking at the Collins Cup with Lionel Sanders, but I’ll be looking to go one better on home soil at the PTO US Open later this month,” said the twenty-six-year-old from Boulder, Colorado.
“I always enjoy racing in the US and have been fortunate enough to notch up a couple of wins at Chattanooga, so I’m hoping I can continue that trend in Dallas.”
The race will take place on a specially designed course in Las Colinas, that will create a stadium-feel event where fans will see the athletes as many as 12 times during the 100km race. The full PTO US Open men’s line-up can be found here and includes:
Commenting on the field announcement, PTO CEO Sam Renouf said:
“This race is bursting with talent, with all the professionals looking to hunt down important PTO Ranking points before the end of season and get themselves as high up the rankings as they can. Picking a winner feels almost impossible, so all the indications are that it will be a highly competitive race.”
The $1 million PTO US Open prize fund breakdown is as follows:
What is unique about triathlon, and the PTO Tour especially, is that amateurs get the chance to watch the world’s best triathletes as well as sign up to compete alongside them – over a 25km or 100km triathlon.
Media wanting to accredit for the PTO US Open should visit https://protriathletes.org/media-accreditation/
For details of where to watch both races live, visit https://protriathletes.org/events/how-to-watch/
For further information
Professional Triathletes Organisation
Anthony Scammell E: [email protected]
About the PTO
The PTO is a new body co-owned by the professional athletes, seeking to professionalize and grow the sport. 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 20-21), which sees Team Europe take on Team USA and Team International; and the first PTO US Open (September 17-18). Each Open carries a minimum prize money 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.