31 August 2022
LONDON, ENGLAND: The Professional Triathletes Organisation today announced that Team Internationals’ Tamara Jewett and Max Neumann have been awarded the Julie Moss Award for their courageous performances at The Collins Cup.
The Julie Moss Award is named after Julie Moss, whose performance in the 1982 World Championship in Kona, where she collapsed and crawled across the finish line, has come to signify the indomitable spirit of triathlon. In many ways she is the inspiration of the PTO’s motto, “Dum Spiro Spero,” which means “Whilst I breath, I hope.”
Tamara Jewett was a rookie at this year’s Collins Cup. Just being able to qualify for Team International was an act of courage as she was hospitalised in February after a bike accident. She then went toe-to-toe with Team Europe’s Anne Haug, PTO World #1. Tamara had the second fastest run of the day, and not only scored 2-1/2 points for Team International, but her gusty performance denied Haug any bonus points.
Meanwhile, Jewett’s Team International compatriot, Max Neumann, led his match out of the water only to suffer debilitating cramps on the bike, ruining any chance for him to win his match. Despite being far behind exiting T2, Newmann rallied and persevered to produce the third fastest run of day, denying Team US vital bonus points – helping Team International avoid the Broken Spokes Trophy.
Craig Alexander, former World Champion and Team Internationals Captain, commented: “Both Tamara and Max epitomise the beauty of the Collins Cup, where performing for your team outweighs any individual glory. They both fought hard to the end for Team International and it was a privilege to be the captain for such fine, upstanding professionals.”
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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.