Youth vs Experience || Who triumphed at the PTO 2020 Championship?

The PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® brought together one of the most star-studded fields ever assembled for a triathlon event. With many different routes to Daytona – automatic qualification through the PTO World Rankings, PTO wildcards, CHALLENGEFAMILY® invites and race qualification – triathletes of all ages earned the opportunity to compete. In this article we […]

Top 10 Triathlon Moments: PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®

Top 10 Triathlon Moments: PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA

From Paula Findlay’s perfect race to showman Sam Long, the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® had it all. But what was the greatest moment from the race at Daytona International Speedway®? We reflect on the moments which made the PTO 2020 Championship the triathlon event of the year…

The long and short of it: A battle of strengths

The PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® attracted the most talented field ever assembled for a triathlon – with athletes battling to earn a share of the biggest prize purse ever put together for a race of this kind. Prior to the race, there was a lot of talk over the format of the race – […]

Injury Report: Trio tell their tales of Daytona

The PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® was a phenomenal success across the board – scintillating performances, an unrivalled field in terms of talent and an exceptional prize purse. For some, though, hopes of glory soon faded on the circuit as several of the world’s finest suffered race-ending injuries during the event. Double Olympic gold medallist […]

Building the ‘Ultimate Daytona Triathlete’

The PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® provided some incredible performances, with the deepest elite triathlon field ever showcasing their ability in spellbinding fashion. To celebrate the array of talent on display in Florida, we have created an ‘Ultimate Daytona Triathlete’ for both men’s and women’s races, consisting of the very best performers for each leg. […]

Beyond The Race || PTO 2020 Championship

Beyond The Race || PTO 2020 Championship

We revisit our Unbreakable triathlon stars, Alistair Brownlee, Lisa Norden, Sam Long and Paula Findlay, to relive an epic race at the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® this past December. Follow @professionaltriathletesorg (Instagram) for more action and reaction from the PTO 2020 Championship! The impact of a rollercoaster pandemic hit year in sport only added […]

PTO 2020 Championship: Let’s talk numbers

Paula Findlay and Gustav Iden claimed victory at the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®, but their respective journeys to the top step on the podium were far from straightforward. With a stellar field of the world’s greatest triathletes battling it out for a landmark $1.150,000 purse, the Florida spectacular produced some intriguing numbers across the […]

King of the Bike: Ditlev showcases cycling prowess in Daytona

The PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® was a memorable event for a number of reasons – the greatest triathlon starting line ever assembled, the biggest prize purse in triathlon history and some exceptional performances at the world-famous Daytona Speedway®. Arguably one of the most impressive performances was that of Danish star Magnus Elbæk Ditlev on […]

Not a one-hit wonder: Gustav Iden showcases talent in PTO 2020 Championship triumph

“I guess I’m not a one-hit wonder” was the rallying cry from men’s victor Gustav Iden after his triumphant display at the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®. The 24-year-old crossed the finish line first ahead of a star-studded field during the 100km race – holding off a later surge from second-placed Matt Hanson to win […]

Ignoring the pain: Laura Philipp fights off cramp to claim third in Daytona

As Laura Philipp crossed the finish line at the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® she called out for confirmation of her position, and the German was left delighted as someone confirmed she had secured third place. She joined compatriot Anne Haug on the podium earning $50,000 in prize money – a fitting reward for an […]

Rising star: George Goodwin masterclass seals podium in Daytona

At just 24-years-old, George Goodwin was one of the lesser-experienced athletes at the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®– but the Brit certainly stood out in what was one of the strongest fields ever assembled in triathlon. Goodwin was unfazed by the calibre of opposition as he surpassed a number of triathlon legends to claim an […]

PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® | Race Highlights

PTO 2020 Championship at Challenge Daytona | Race Highlights

Relive all the triathlon race action from the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®. Daytona International Speedway® played host to the showcase triathlon event of the year as the best long and short distance athletes in the world arrived in Florida to battle for a prize purse worth $1.15 million. The race action did not disappoint […]

Close to perfection: Paula Findlay’s emphatic march to the top

“Close to perfection” was how Canadian Paula Findlay described her victory at the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® . Findlay produced a scintillating display – particularly on the bike – to triumph over Anne Haug and Laura Philipp by over two minutes at the event. Her 1:51:13 split on the bike – the fastest of […]

Redemption: Anne Haug’s remarkable recovery to finish on Daytona podium

Anne Haug produced an incredible race at the PTO 2020 Championship as she recovered from a penalty to scythe through the field and finish second. Paula Findlay took the plaudits for her well-merited victory at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®, but Haug caught the eye with a stirring performance. Despite battling to second place in one of the strongest […]

The Closer: How Matt Hanson surged to Daytona glory

Gustav Iden may have taken the top step on the podium at the PTO 2020 Championship, but Matt Hanson raised more than a few eyebrows too. The 35-year-old American produced a sensational 57:22 run split at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® – the best of the day – to cut down everybody bar the Norwegian prodigy en route to […]

‘Losing hurts so much’ – the monster inside Sam Long

The toughest opponent for many star athletes is the person they look at in the mirror each morning. That is certainly the case for Sam Long. The 6ft 4ins ‘Big Unit’ will turn 25 years old on December 23, knowing “the monster” inside him is what will drive him forward in the desire for greatness […]

Golden Gustav: Iden scorches to incredible PTO 2020 Championship win

Norwegian triathlon prodigy Gustav Iden blasted his way to an incredible victory in the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® on Sunday. The 24-year-old from Bergen destroyed the best field in the sport’s history in jaw-dropping fashion with a performance for the ages at Daytona International Speedway®. Iden, positioned in 17th after the swim, was still […]

Back to back: Awesome Findlay cruises to Daytona glory

Paula Findlay produced a sensational performance to claim glory at the PTO 2020 Championship in Florida on Sunday. The 31-year-old Canadian had not set foot on an elite start line in a year since triumphing at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® in 2019. But it was like she had never been away as the strongest field in triathlon history […]

Women’s Race Finish

Watch the closing stages of the Women’s race at the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®. Paula Findlay battled to beat Olympic silver medalist Lisa Norden out of T2 to run to victory at the iconic Daytona International Speedway® for a second year in a row, chasing down by the German duo of Anne Haug and […]

Men’s Race Finish

Men's Race Finish

Relive the final moments of the mens race of the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® race at the Daytona International Speedway®. With Gustav Iden looking set to take the victory the battle for the rest of the podium was proving to be a closely fought contest with Matt Hanson, George Goodwin, Lionel Sanders, Rudy von […]

PTO 2020 Championship Press Conference

PTO 2020 Championship Press Conference

Global stars unite ahead of the greatest triathlon battle at the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®. Here’s the lowdown from the pre-race press conference. Ahead of the Sunday’s 100km epic we catch speak to some of the key athletes who will be racing at and Daytona International Speedway® for a share of an incredible $1.15 […]

Global Start Times

Global Start Times

Watch the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® LIVE from Daytona International Speedway® this Sunday, December 6 via protriathletes.org. Where in the world will you be watching from? Race Start Times (EST USA) Women’s Race: 10am Men’s Race: 2pm Broadcast Start Times Hawaii – 4:30am Los Angeles – 6:30am Daytona – 9:30am Mexico City – 10:30am […]

Unbreakable || PTO 2020 Championship

Watch the final PTO Unbreakable episode as the best global stars of triathlon arrive at Daytona Beach to race the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® this Sunday. Follow @professionaltriathletesorg to see more and get tune in info for the race! The athletes are preparing for a race like no other as they unite from across […]

Unbreakable || Sam Long

Unbreakable || Sam Long

Watch rising American star, Sam Long’s PTO Unbreakable episode as we continue the build up to PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® this December 6. This race is going to be like no other, athletes unite from across the globe to race in the greatest field ever assembled! Follow @professionaltriathletesorg to watch more and get tune […]

Unbreakable: Holly wasn’t ready for it to be over

“I don’t believe in unbreakable. I believe you break and mend, but you always mend a little better.” Holly Lawrence’s take on life is not a mere hunch, it is based on cold, hard experience. She was broken but is now back, healed and ready for the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®. Just two years […]

Unbreakable: Findlay heads for Daytona with ‘unfinished business’

Just lining up for the PTO 2020 Championship is something of an achievement for Paula Findlay, as five short years ago she wasn’t even sure she wanted to continue her triathlon journey. The Canadian star, currently #19 in the PTO World Rankings, had been beaten down by a mix of injury and failing to live […]

Unbreakable || Paula Findlay

Watch Canadian pro, Paula Findlay’s PTO Unbreakable episode as we continue the build up to PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® this December 6. This race is going to be like no other, athletes unite from across the globe to race in the greatest field ever assembled! Follow @professionaltriathletesorg to watch more and get tune in […]

Unbreakable || Holly Lawrence

Unbreakable || Holly Lawrence

British pro, Holly Lawrence stars in this edition of PTO’s Unbreakable episode as we continue the build up to PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® this December 6. This race is going to be like no other, athletes unite from across the globe to race in the greatest field ever assembled! Follow @professionaltriathletesorg to watch more […]

Unbreakable || Alistair Brownlee

Unbreakable || Alistair Brownlee

Watch double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee’s PTO Unbreakable episode as we continue the build up to PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® this December 6. This race is going to be like no other, athletes unite from across the globe to race in the greatest field ever assembled! Follow @professionaltriathletesorg to watch more and get tune […]

Unbreakable: Alistair Brownlee excited for ‘massive deal’ at Daytona

When Alistair Brownlee lines up for the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®, he knows all eyes will be on him. The double Olympic champion expects he will be the man everybody wants to beat in Florida on Sunday December 6. Brownlee, now 32 and currently #2 in the PTO World Rankings, will line up in […]

Unbreakable || Lisa Norden

Unbreakable || Lisa Norden

Watch Olympic silver medalist Lisa Norden’s PTO Unbreakable episode in the build up to PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® this December 6. This race is going to be like no other, athletes unite from across the globe to race in the greatest field ever assembled! Follow @professionaltriathletesorg to watch more and get tune in info […]

Unbreakable || Jonny Brownlee

Unbreakable || Jonny Brownlee

Watch double Olympic medalist Jonny Brownlee’s PTO Unbreakable episode in the build up to PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® this December 6. This race is going to be like no other, athletes unite from across the globe to race in the greatest field ever assembled! Follow @professionaltriathletesorg to watch more and get tune in info […]

‘Revolutionary’: PTO’s funding boost is the dream ticket for Beals

Competing in major championships should be the pinnacle of an athlete’s career. But for many years, Cody Beals actively avoided them. The 30-year-old Canadian star didn’t steer clear of the sport’s biggest events because he doubted his own ability. He literally could not afford to compete. Cody has spent recent years shining a light on […]

PTO 2020 Championship Lineup

The wait is over! The strongest field in professional triathlon history is finally set for December 6th at the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® A galaxy of 100+ of the sports elite will assemble on the starting line in Daytona to do battle for a game changing purse of $1,150,000. The showdown promises to be […]

Next level: Lionel Sanders relishing fresh challengers

The PTO 2020 Championship will see one of the strongest fields in triathlon history assemble on the start line in Florida on December 6. The world’s current middle-distance elite will battle it out for a landmark $1,150,000 purse at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®, along with some of the sport’s most exciting newcomers. New crop adds star power The […]

COVID-19 Triathlon Relief Fund

COVID-19 TRIATHLON RELIEF FUND IN PARTNERSHIP WITH USA TRIATHLON FOUNDATION

We have partnered with the USA Triathlon Foundation to launch a COVID-19 Triathlon Relief Fund leading into the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®, taking place next month in Daytona Beach, Florida. Donations contributed to the COVID-19 Triathlon Relief Fund will be used to support those in the global triathlon community who have been affected most […]