The wait is almost over. The strongest field in professional triathlon history is set for December 6th at the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®.
Among them, 20 athletes with a wildcard, selected to join the start line and conquer one of the global sport’s most iconic venues, Daytona International Speedway®. All eyes will be on the biggest prize purse the triathlon world has ever seen.
In this series, we check in with Lucy Hall, James Cunnama, Tim Don, Renee Kiley, Henri Schoeman, Chris Leiferman and Danielle Lewis ahead of their trip to Daytona. Each of them is at a different stage of their career, each with their own story and challenges. The wildcard athletes talk about their preparation ahead of the big day and look back at the months leading up to the PTO 2020 Championship. Sam Renouf, the CEO of Professional Triathletes Organisation, explains the idea behind the wildcard category and viewers will also get insights on the anticipated performance from the Trirating’s Thorsten Radde.
In the first episode, we catch up with Lucy Hall in Leeds. Lucy represented team GB in London in 2012 and she is known for her super fast swim. Throughout lockdown 2.0 in the UK, she has been focusing on the second part of the race, working on her bike, executing a solid run and all important nutrition.
Also in this episode, we sit down with James Cunnama straight after his win at the People's Triathlon in Port Elizabeth. James was unable to swim during the lockdown months which he spent with his family in Stellenbosch, South Africa. His focus ahead of the PTO 2020 Championship is on being ready for race day and building back his swim. With 10 years of experience under his belt, James is feeling confident in the best type of training plan for him and ability to deliver come race day.