Team Sanders Wins Inaugural PTO Pro Am In Los Angeles

Team Sanders PTO Pro Am

Team Sanders stormed to victory at the first PTO Pro Am with Haven Shepherd, Lionel Sanders and Paul Felder swimming, cycling and running to cross the tape first in Downtown LA. The inaugural PTO Pro Am showcased the sizzling speed and spectacular strength of PTO professionals, Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) athletes and amateur special guests […]

PTO Pro Am Los Angeles – How To Watch Live

PTO Pro Am Banner

The first-ever PTO Pro Am will take place in Los Angeles this Sunday, 15 May – here’s what to expect and how to watch. The PTO Pro Am will see six of the world’s top-ranked PTO professionals racing an Olympic-distance triathlon alongside Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) athletes and special guests including former UFC star Paul […]

Ryf And Blummenfelt Move To #1 In PTO World Rankings

PTO Rankings Update May 2022

Daniela Ryf and Kristian Blummenfelt take PTO World #1 spots following spectacular performances at the Ironman World Championships in St. George. It was a day of epic racing over the full distance in St George and winners Daniela Ryf and Kristian Blummenfelt were truly next level. With any point score above 100 signalling an extraordinary […]

Ironman World Championships St. George Preview

Ironman World Championships St George Preview

The Ironman World Championship in St. George features a stellar cast of athletes seeking glory. Learn about the contenders in our race preview. The stage is set for the ‘Battle of Champions’ at the Ironman World Championships in St. George, Utah. This is the first time that the race will be held outside the island […]

Full Line Up Of Collins Cup And World Triathlon Events Announced

Collins Cup and World Triathlon Multisport World Championships

The Collins Cup and World Triathlon Multisport World Championships is the ultimate festival of pro racing, age-group events and family fun. Here’s what you can look forward to! Here at PTO HQ, we’re getting seriously excited about our latest announcement – the full line-up of events at this year’s Collins Cup – and how this […]

Nicola Spirig To Retire From Triathlon After 25 Years

Nicola Spirig Retirement

Nicola Spirig is undoubtedly one of the most successful professional triathletes to ever compete in the sport and 2022, after 25 years in triathlon, marks her last season racing as a professional. From short to long-course, there are few accolades that Spirig does not have to her name. Olympic gold from the 2012 London Olympic […]

Racing Wrap: 70.3 Oceanside, IM South Africa, Challenge Salou

70.3 Oceanside - Lionel Sanders and Rudy Von Berg Sprint

The pro triathlon season jumped into high gear with world-class racing at 70.3 Oceanside plus action at IM South Africa and Challenge Salou. Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Jackson Laundry’s Breakout Win and A Photo Finish For The Ages!  After a tough swim and challenging bike course, Jackson Laundry left T2 in close succession with Ben Kanute, […]

Tri Bulletin 29.07.21

Tri Bulletin 29.07.21

2021 continues to be a stellar year in the world of triathlon with the performance bar being raised at all distances ahead of the inaugural Collins Cup, which is now just a month away! In this edition of the Tri Bulletin, we cover the Olympic individual races, the possibility of seeing an Olympic Champion at […]

Tri Bulletin: IM UK Rivalries, Weekend Winners, Vesterby Victorious And More

This week’s edition of Tri Bulletin is chock-full of all the latest from the triathlon world. PTO athletes have once again put forward some epic performances in IM UK, Lanzarote and beyond. Meanwhile, Alistair Brownlee confirms his long-course focus and Lucy Charles is gunning for Frodo’s world record. We’ve also seen the release of part […]

The Definitive Triathlon Stats Destination | PTO Stats

The Definitive Triathlon Stats Destination | PTO Stats

Get full stats breakdowns of your favourite PTO triathletes with our brand new stats destination. From rankings history to head to head comparisons, dive deeper into the numbers behind the greatest triathletes in the world. Visit https://stats.protriathletes.org/ 

Greater Than One | Episode 1: Dreams

Greater Than One | Episode 1: Dreams

Follow one of the biggest stories in sport. ‘Greater Than One’ tackles elite athlete’s highs and lows and all that comes with striving to reach the pinnacle of their sport whilst embracing motherhood. In episode one, Team USA hopeful Chelsea Sodaro shares her hopes ahead of the arrival of her baby and her dreams for […]

Dream Relay: IRONMAN 70.3 Florida

Emma Pallant-Browne and Bart Aernouts topped the podiums at IRONMAN 70.3 Florida after some thrilling weekend action in the Sunshine State. Battling the heat and humidity, the pair showcased their undoubted qualities in challenging conditions at Lake Eva Community Park, Haines City. Belgian star Aernouts, currently ranked #27 in the Team Europe qualification standings for […]

Ultimate Athlete: Ironman 70.3 Dubai

Ironman 70.3 Dubai offered many elite triathletes their first competition of 2021 in the searing desert heat. The race proved to be an intriguing spectacle as a contingent of the world’s top stars fought for share of a $15,000 prize purse. Daniela Ryf and Daniel Bækkegård claimed victory in the women’s and men’s races respectively, […]

Celebrating PTO women on International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day 2021, the Professional Triathletes Organisation celebrates the way its athletes fight, and triumph, against adversity. The PTO has actively championed the growth of women’s triathlon, with equality from a prize money and a participation perspective. It is a goal which many were already fighting for. Six years have passed since […]

Accepting the challenge: Renee Kiley’s epic journey

The journey to a career in elite professional sport requires a special type of competitive spirit, and few embody it more than Renee Kiley. For a large period of her adult life, competing at the very top level would have seemed an impossibility for the Australian. But triathlon not only provided a route back to […]

Pain and pandemics: Fenella Langridge on a rollercoaster ride

The last couple of years have been anything but straightforward for Fenella Langridge. The global COVID-19 pandemic has made training, racing and travelling to events at best a headache, at worst impossible. 2021 has started in a similar fashion for the British star, which means warm-weather training camps in the Canary Islands have been exchanged […]

The new normal: Hannah Wells preparing for full-distance debut

While elite triathletes around the world deal with lockdown life due to the COVID-19 pandemic, professionals in New Zealand carry on in relative normality. The country closed its borders early, locked down hard and almost eradicated the virus. This has allowed professional triathletes to train without restriction, and events like the recent PTO-supported Rotorua Suffer […]

Moving on up: The big PTO World Rankings winners

Last year saw several triathletes hit top form across a series of elite-level events, culminating in that epic showdown at the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® A number of stellar performances from the PTO 2020 Championship have now been duly rewarded with significant moves up the PTO World Rankings. Women’s champion Paula Findlay climbed into the […]

Take it as it comes: Sam Appleton’s mantra for 2021

Sam Appleton is not alone; he is just one of many professional triathletes trying to make plans for the 2021 season in the midst of a global pandemic. The ongoing uncertainty means the possibility of events being cancelled and territories ushering in new travel restrictions, all potentially at short notice. Sam, now aged 30 and […]

Moving mountains: How Long and Sanders are pushing each other to the max

Sam Long and Lionel Sanders are united by an unwavering competitive spirit as well as their elite excellence as triathletes. During the past year, the pair have been locked in a fierce battle to be crowned ‘King of the Mountain’ for the gruelling 34km uphill bike route at Mount Lemmon in Arizona. With the triathlon […]

Daytona stars rocket up PTO World Rankings

Daytona stars rocket up PTO World Rankings

The PTO World Rankings have been updated to include the stunning performances from the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® in December. Gustav Iden and Paula Findlay claimed brilliant victories in Florida to climb into the top 10 and increase their hopes of earning a coveted automatic qualification spot at the 2021 Collins Cup. Iden’s outstanding […]

The PTO World Rankings explained

PTO World Rankings Explained

After a thrilling PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®, the latest PTO World Rankings have now been published ahead of the 2021 triathlon season. The PTO World Rankings system is designed to identify and rank the world’s best Professional triathletes who participate in professional longer, non-drafting events. The system measures consistent excellence and helps determine year-end […]

Collins Cup on the agenda for Daytona hero Goodwin

After his stunning performance at the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® in December, Britain’s George Goodwin is eager to represent the continent of Europe in May’s Collins Cup. The 24-year-old produced a scintillating display across all three disciplines at the world-famous Daytona Speedway® circuit to finish third, earning a handsome $50,000 in the process. However, […]

The Hot 100: PTO 2020 Championship field is finally set

The Hot 100: PTO 2020 Championship field is finally set

Lucy Hall, Simone Mitchell, Chris Leiferman and James Cunnama have been selected as the final wildcards for the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®. They complete a list of 20 wildcard athletes who top off the strongest field ever assembled by the sport. The wildcards join 80 all-star automatic qualifiers in a monumental battle for that […]

Rich promise and rich stories for latest PTO 2020 Championship wildcards

Rich promise and rich stories for latest PTO 2020 Championship wildcards

Sam Long, Magnus Ditlev, Renee Kiley and Danielle Dingman have been selected as the latest wildcards for the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®. In Sam Long and Magus Ditlev we see the young guns of the sport rightfully stepping up to a championship calibre competition. Both in their early 20’s, their recent performances have announced […]

Olympic Medals and Canadian grit join the wildcard cast for PTO 2020 Championship

Jonny Brownlee

Jonny Brownlee, Lisa Norden, Henri Schoeman and Angela Naeth are the latest wildcard selections for the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® With Jonny Brownlee and Henri Schoeman joining Jonny’s brother, Alistair, and Javier Gomez on the start line, the star-studded field will have every men’s Olympic medal winner from both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, […]

Rich promise and enduring greatness

Rich promise and enduring greatness

Latest PTO 2020 Championship wildcards announced Gustav Iden, Flora Duffy, Tim Don and Jessica Learmonth are the latest triathlon superstars to be selected as wildcards for the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®. The quartet now have the opportunity to take their places on the start line to bid for a record-breaking $1,000,000 purse before a […]

Catching stars

PTO 2020 Championship - Wildcards - First 4

PTO spices up Daytona mix with wildcard choices An all-star cast for the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA® got even stronger after the announcement of the first four wildcards for the huge showdown on December 6. Vincent Luis, Georgia Taylor-Brown, Kristian Blummenfelt and Nicola Spirig have all been selected to join the 80 automatic qualifiers […]

Shooting for the top: Triathlon’s next generation 

Rivalries help elevate triathlon to the next level, and the good news is we shouldn’t need to wait until next May’s Collins Cup to enjoy some classic head-to-head contests.  While the sport’s established elite is as strong as ever, there is an up-and-coming group of athletes who have made giant strides since bursting onto the scene in the last […]

Changing gear: how triathlon’s superstars wowed Wurf

“They get a lot of flak, triathletes. People say they’re sort of okay at everything.”   As Cameron Wurf has discovered on his fascinating journey through the sport, the reality could not be more different.  There can’t be many better-qualified athletes on the planet to gauge what’s required to succeed at the highest level, the difference between very […]

Jenson, JLo and ‘Superman’: when celebrity meets triathlon

Perhaps it is fitting with the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®, Iconic Daytona International Speedway® later this year that one of triathlon’s biggest celebrity participants is motor racing legend Jimmie Johnson.  Also known as ‘Superman’, Johnson is just one of a long line of world-famous celebrities from all walks of life to have been drawn to the sport.  It […]

Wildcard Selection Criteria

Wildcard Selection Criteria

Overview The PTO 2020 Championship brings together the greatest triathletes in the world to compete for a $1,000,000 prize purse. The top 40 men and women in PTO World Rankings are automatic qualifiers. In addition, the non-athlete members of the PTO Board will select an additional ten men and ten women athletes for wildcard spots. […]

Automatic Qualifiers

The top 40 male and female athletes in the PTO World Rankings on both January 1st 2020 and March 15th 2020 gained automatic qualification to the PTO 2020 Championship and can be seen below. Of the three Collins Cup regions, Team Europe is the best represented with over half of the qualifiers, followed by Team […]

Wildcard Process

The PTO has revealed plans to award 20 wildcards for the eagerly awaited PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA on December 6th. Ten men and ten women will join 80 automatic qualifiers on the start line to form one of the strongest fields ever assembled to race for a ground-breaking $1,000,000 purse at the iconic motorsport […]