Matt Hanson and Jackson Laundry on the impact of the PTO
What do you hope the PTO achieves for triathlon? Matt Hanson (America) and Jackson Laundry (Canada) discuss how the future of triathlon could be changing for the better thanks to the impact of the Professional Triathletes Organisation with the hope of a sports model like tennis or a two-tier race series for athletes.
Heather Jackson and Paula Findlay pick their Head to Head battles & triathlon changes!
There are plenty of big personalities on the triathlon circuit, and plenty of them have gone head to head in race action over the years, but who would Heather Jackson (America) and Paula Findlay (Canada) like to see go head to head on PTO’s Hub… the pair discuss with Jan Frodeno x Sebastian Kienle and […]
Andrew Starykowicz and Laura Siddall discuss if Triathlon will sink or swim post Covid
Veteran pros Andrew Starykowicz (America) and Laura Siddall (Britain) are two athletes who are desperate to raise the profile of triathlon for the next generation who take on the challenge of the sport. The pair discuss how they are helping to promote the sport, and believe there is an opportunity following the impact of Covid-19 […]
Matt Hanson and Jackson Laundry want triathlon race action & give their Collins Cup predictions
Virtual racing and ‘trash talk’ KOM challenges up Mount Lemmon just doesn’t cut it for this triathlon pair… Matt Hanson (America) and Jackson Laundry (Canada) are desperate to get back to racing at Challenge Daytona in December and discuss how the Collins Cup will impact the sport in 2021.
Triathlon or career… Heather Jackson & Paula Findlay discuss life goals
Triathlon stars Heather Jackson (America) and Paula Findlay (Canada) go Head II Head to discuss if they have met their life goals. Paula admits she never envisaged going into long-distance 70.3 racing and thought she would have retired from the sport by this point. Meanwhile Heather never knew what triathlon was growing up and thought […]
Andrew Starykowicz and Laura Siddall discuss the PTO’s impact
Triathlon has to adjust and align in order to grow to the next level… That’s the view of veteran pros Andy Starykowicz and Laura Siddall. The two connect up to discuss what impact the PTO is having on the sport in the mists of Covid-19, how athletes will be the key part in the story […]
Matt Hanson and Jackson Laundry discuss cycling trash talk & triathlon development
What aspects of triathlon do the fans not get to see and experience? Matt Hanson (American) and Jackson Laundry (Canada) discuss the trash talk that can take place whilst cycling – in all languages! The duo also talk about how they would develop the sport further to see triathlon take on a ‘Tour de France’ […]
Heather Jackson and Paula Findlay discuss the heaven and hell of triathlon.
From missing out on family and friends to the travel lifestyle an international sports star brings… Heather Jackson (USA) and Paula Findlay (Canada) discuss the best and worst aspects of professional triathlon. The pair also admit what their career path might hold without triathlon.
What is the future of triathlon & the PTO’s impact? Matt Hanson and Jackson Laundry discuss
What’s missing from triathlon? It’s a vast question with a number of different answers that American and Canadian pros Matt Hanson and Jackson Laundry get their teeth into in their latest Head II Head feature. More MMA style rivalries, better broadcasting, a wider race series, where the sport is heading and the impact of the […]
Dreams and missed opportunities with Heather Jackson and Paula Findlay
Heather Jackson (USA) and Paula Findlay (Canada) are back on Head II Head answering quick-fire questions from triathlon fans around the world. Heather reveals she was targeting an Olympic place – but not in triathlon. Also find out who this pair refer to as the mermaid and which PTO star is ‘The goat on the […]
Andrew Starykowicz and Laura Siddall discuss the evolution of triathlon
Veteran pros Andrew Starykowicz (America) and Laura Siddall (Britain) go Head II Head to discuss just how much triathlon has changed in the last 20 years. Gone are the coolers & cups left in the middle of nowhere as triathlon has grown and evolved, but this pair believe it must go further. There is also […]
Running without knee cartilage! Mike Phillips and Radka Kahlefeldt share their triathlon challenges
The biggest challenge of her career… Radka Kahlefeldt (Czech Republic) relives when a knee injury left her with no cartilage leaving her unable to run for 6 months. Devastating when you love the sport you do. The pair also discuss what they would be doing without triathlon with Mike Phillips (New Zealand) revealing how Covid-19 […]
“I can beat anyone!” Sebastian Kienle tells Rodolphe Von Berg
“You have to be cocky enough to say you can beat anyone…” That’s the philosophy of 2014 World Champion Sebastian Kienle who tells young American pro Rudy Von Berg he would have beaten him had it not been for a penalty. Meanwhile, Rudy openly admits boycotting virtual racing, preferring “real world” racing.
Make them hate each other! Andrew Starykowicz and Laura Siddall discuss how to excite Triathlon
More rivalry, more storyline and more data on athletes is the best way to make triathlon more exciting… agree? That’s what seasoned pros Andrew Starykowicz (USA) and Laura Siddall (Britain) believe would ignite more interest and propel top level triathlon into a new world of sporting global focus.
Why did you suck at Kona, Matt Hanson? Harsh from Jackson Laundry
OK, to be fair the question did not come directly from Jackson, but American pro triathlete Matt Hanson takes the sting with grace and even follows up to tell us about the dumbest thing he ever did – “tyres like soap”. Meanwhile Canadian Jackson Laundry admits he almost quit the sport at his lowest point! […]
Learning to swim to compete in Triathlon – Heather Jackson and Paula Findlay go Head II Head
Beginning your sporting life in soccer and ice hockey meant American athlete Heather Jackson was a late starter in triathlon – in fact she had to learn to swim post collage in order to compete! That’s commitment! Heather connects with Canadian, Paula Findlay, who admits the struggle of overcoming injury to compete.
I could beat Lionel Sanders! – Sebastian Kienle and Rudy von Berg share their opinion
A bold statement! However, American pro triathlete, Rudy von Berg believes he has it in him to beat Canadian Lionel Sanders! Who agrees? We think former Kona Champion Sebastian Kienle does, despite losing out to Sanders before when he roared past him sounding like a motorbike. The pair also discuss Cam Wurf’s social media dominance… […]
Collins Cup predictions and Triathlon dream teams with Mike Phillips and Radka Kahlefeldt
More marquee sports events are what Mike Phillips (New Zealand) and Radka Kahlefeldt (Czech Republic) want for Triathlon to help build the sports global presence in the future! One one those events undoubtedly will be the 2021 Collins Cup. The pair discuss predictions and who they would want in their ‘dream teams’ – with some […]
“One of us always blew-up!” – Michelle Vesterby and Andreas Dreitz discuss epic triathlon battles
Only one will survive the battle… That’s how German pro Andreas Dreitz dramatically sums up Head II Head races with other competitors on the circuit. Dreitz relives his ‘blow-up’ battles with fellow German Andi Boecherer and how he beat Lionel Sanders in 2016.
Speaking out to change Triathlon… Andrew Starykowicz discusses with Laura Siddall
Triathlon has many different challenges for our pro stars across the globe. Andrew Starykowicz (USA) and Laura Siddall (Great Britain) connect to discuss some of the biggest challenges, from juggling fatherhood with a pro career to more equal coverage of races to boost women’s triathlon. Andy also highlight’s the time he got into “hot water” […]
Is Rudy the next American to win Hawaii? German Champion Sebastian Kienle thinks so!
Such great insight in this video on who are the up and coming stars to challenge in long-distance triathlon over the next few years. 2014 Kona Champion Sebastian Kienle (Germany) thinks Rudy von Berg (USA) will be the first American to win the World Championships since Tim DeBoom in 2002. Meanwhile, Rudy is looking over […]
Torn between Triathlon and leaving your family – Mike Phillips and Radka Kahlefeldt go Head II Head
Radka Kahlefeldt (Czech Republic) and ‘Magic’ Mike Phillips (New Zealand) are back on Head II Head answering quick-fire questions from triathlon fans around the world. The conversation reveals Radka’s moving plans in Australia and how raising a young family has made her more focused and a better triathlete.
Cam Wurf is the best ‘trash talker’ – Michelle Vesterby and Andreas Dreitz go Head II Head
Four time Ironman Champion Michelle Vesterby (Denmark) calls for more athlete ‘attitude’ in triathlon as she and Andreas Dreitz (Germany) go Head II Head. The pair also discuss British athlete Lucy Charles-Barclay’s dominance, how virtual racing just isn’t for everyone and how Denmark’s future generation could dominate triathlon.
Targeting Sarah Crowley – Heather Jackson and Paula Findlay discuss who they love to beat!
There are some athletes you just don’t want to lose to. Then again, there are some athletes you just have to beat in a race. Heather Jackson (USA) and Paula Findlay (Canada) connect to discuss their triathlon hit list. Paula keeps it simple and just wants to ensure she’s top Canadian, beating everyone else from […]
We must defeat German Triathlon! David McNamee sets his target with Chris Leiferman
When one rival is not enough, British Pro David McNamee targets defeating a nation in triathlon – but accepts they are ‘bloody good’ at what they do! He and Chris Leiferman (USA) accept every athlete has a rival they want to beat in sport. Look out for the common ground they share when it comes […]
Rudy von Berg admits swim struggles to former World Champion Sebastian Kienle
A 4.59am alarm call just to get a swim slot? THAT IS COMMITMENT! It’s just one of the life stories these outstanding pros have to live to reach the pinnacle of triathlon. 2014 Ironman World Champion Sebastian Kienle (Germany) admits he once had never heard of “this Rudy guy” Rodolphe von Berg (USA) but accepts […]
Whose Triathlon career killed their potential tennis career? Mike Phillips or Radka Kahlefeldt?
Seasoned professionals Radka Kahlefeldt (Czech Republic) and Mike Phillips (New Zealand) discuss their pathways into their triathlon careers. It could have all been so different for this pair had they chosen a different route. Thankfully triathlon did not miss out on Radka’s talents because of her love for summer over winter and some good looking […]
Triathlon Heaven and Hell with Michelle Vesterby and Andreas Dreitz
Michelle Vesterby (Denmark) and Andreas Dreitz (Germany) discuss the best of worst parts of being Pro triathletes. There are positives and negatives in any sport, from discovering and falling in love with a new country to grinding out a 5 hour ride in a hot and sweaty pain cave. See what this pair picked as […]
The mental strain of Triathlon – David McNamee and Chris Leiferman go Head II Head
It’s a unique lifestyle that offers many privileges and hardships. America’s Chris Leiferman and British athlete David McNamee connect up from across the pond to discuss the unique opportunities the sport of triathlon offers but the guilt and sacrifice that come with being a professional at the top of the sport.
Move the World Championships away from Kona? Sebastian Kienle and Rudy von Berg discuss
Who do you want to beat? The simple answer for any professional triathlete is always…EVERYONE! But there are always one or two athletes in the field that every individual just hates to lose or come second against. German Ironman World Champion, Sebastian Kienle and American pro triathlete Rodolphe Von Berg reveal all and discuss rotating […]
Dreams of a global PTO competition series! Braden Currie and Amelia Watkinson go Head II Head
We find out more about New Zealand pro triathletes Amelia Watkinson and Braden Currie with a series of quick-fire questions. Find out Amelia’s thoughts on why more women are not taking part in triathlon and Braden’s dreams of global PTO competition series.
Your most painful moment in Triathlon? Michelle Vesterby and Andreas Dreitz go Head II Head
We learn something new everyday from our PTO athletes… Germany’s Andreas Dreitz and Denmark’s Michelle Vesterby go Head II Head with a series of quick-fire questions. What would Michelle do if she was not a Pro triathlete? And what does Andreas think of Alistair Brownlee?
Who would you slap in Triathlon? David McNamee and Chris Leiferman tear into Sam Long
‘There is so much ego and drama in Boulder!’ Really? Tell us more, Chris Leiferman? The American triathlete calls for Sam Long to get a ‘reality check’ while Brit David McNamee admits Lionel Sanders’ workout content doesn’t do anything for him. The pair also discuss what they would change about their training set-up.
Braden Currie on Jan Frodeno – First thoughts?
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear these athlete’s names? New Zealand pair Amelia Watkinson and Braden Currie take on our PTO Hub Athlete Quiz! Find out who Braden classes as a ‘Big Unit’ and who Amelia find intimidating on the professional triathlon circuit.
How did you get into triathlon? Amelia Watkinson & Braden Currie Part 2
The range of Professional Triathlete’s backstories about how they got into the sport is quite incredible and the contrast between Amelia Watkinson’s start in the sport and Braden Currie’s could not be more different! Amelia’s first multi-sport event included a kayak leg (in which she fell out of her kayak) and was already a strong […]
Balancing a part time job with being a Professional Triathlete – Cody Beals & Rach McBride
Being a Professional Triathlete is a full time job in and of itself, but Rach McBride also works part time at a sexual health charity because of her passion to help people in this area. Rach discusses with Cody Beals how she manages it from a workload and concentration perspective when they still have their […]