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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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’ […]
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’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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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.
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.
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! […]
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.
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… […]
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 […]
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.
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” […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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?
‘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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]