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 […]

Back with a bang: countdown begins to drama at Daytona

With only months remaining until December, fans and athletes alike have their eyes set on The PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA weekend Dec. 4th to 6th. The PTO 2020 Championship will be the first race of 2020 for many professional athletes, adding even more excitement and speculation for which athletes will make a podium finish. […]

Strength in adversity: how triathlon responded to COVID

Strength in adversity: how triathlon responded to COVID

Through adversity comes great strength, and the response of PTO Professionals to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a perfect example.  Uniting to push the sport forward in these unprecedented times, they have shown a determination and resilience which reflects the PTO’s motto of ‘Dum Spiro, Spero’ – Whilst I Breathe, I Hope.  The inaugural $2 million Collins […]

Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Organisation

Cometh The Hour

Forty Years in the making, Dave “The Man” Scott, writes that perhaps the Professional Triathletes Organisation arrived for times like these. The Professional Triathletes Organisation was launched almost three years ago in an attempt to forge a better future for the world’s leading multisport athletes, a vehicle to help them come together and grow the […]

Q&A Getting to know Chris Kermode

Chris Kermode was recently appointed the Vice Chairman of the Professional Triathletes Organisation. Chris has over 30 years of experience in professional sport. He started his career as a journeyman tennis professional from 1985-1988. During that time Chris experienced the formation of the ATP Tour in 1988, when tennis professionals sought to have a greater […]