FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11th December 2020
LONDON, ENGLAND: The Professional Triathletes Organisation today announced that it will provide a $15,000 professional prize purse for The Copa Brasilia de Triathlon on 13th December 2020 in Brasil.
The 13-year-old race that is the Copa Brasilia de Triathlon takes place in Brasilia, a city that breathes the sport of triathlon and home to the Brasilian Triathlon Federation as well as many professionals who have represented Brasil on an international stage including Leandro Macedo, Alexandre Manzam and Mariana Ohata.
The professional race is a non- drafting race and has a 2-lap swim of 1,500m, a 3-lap, 60km cycle and a stunning 3-lap 15k run.
The start list for the men’s race includes Reinaldo Colucci, Santiago Ascenco, Thiago Vinhal, Igor Amorelli, Luís Ohde, Paulo Maciel, Fernando Toldi, Luiz Francisco Ferreira, Eduardo Lass and Matheus Diniz. The female line- up includes Bruna Mahn, Pamella Oliveira, Gisele Bertucci, Luma Guillen, Luisa Baptista, Bruna Stolf, Romina Biagioli, Djenyfer Arnold and Romina Palácios.
Charles Adamo, Executive Chairman of PTO commented, “Following on the success of the PTO 2020 Championship, the PTO continues to help support local and regional races and our triathlon community. Brasil has nearly all its races cancelled due to Covid-19 so we are pleased to have the opportunity to support the Brazilian triathlon community. It is a tribute to race director Sergio Tostes and his team that they are able to host this event. We are grateful to be a part of it.”
Sergio Tostes, MKS Esportes race director stated, “It is wonderful to be able to hold our event in the current climate when so many races elsewhere have been cancelled. It will be great to see professionals and amateur athletes unite for a fantastic race. We are excited to welcome PTO Professionals to the race and thank the PTO for their support.”
PTO Professional, Pamella Oliveira stated, “Being a professional athlete without a competition is like being a teacher without students. The PTO have given professional athletes the chance to work in a very difficult year”.
PTO Professional, Reinaldo Colucci commented “2020 has been such a difficult year and one that no one could have predicted. It has been an honour to work with race director Sergio Tostes to provide an alternative racing opportunity for professionals in Brasil. Thanks to the PTO we can create opportunities like this, and we are so grateful to have the chance to be a part of The Copa Brasilia de Triathlon and have a race here in Brasil.”
There are still places available at the Copa Brasilia de Triathlon and those interested can find out more at https://www.mksesportes.com.br/copa-brasilia-de-triathlon
Professional Triathletes Organisation
The Copa Brasilia Triathlon