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 second episode, the Great British wildcard Tim Don reveals how his training weeks looked like in the lead up to the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®. With every single day packed with numerous sessions, Mondays have been Tim’s only recovery days and these still included an easy swim, bike and run. Tim’s main focus is on the swim which will set him up for being in the race which will be all about speed.
We also catch up with Renee Kiley from Australia, who spent the weeks leading up to the PTO 2020 Championship training in Salt Lake City, Utah. Renee’s story is fascinating. Her adventure with triathlon started only some 6 years ago when she decided to ditch her unhealthy corporate lifestyle and transform her life completely. She turned pro just 3 years ago with numerous age group champion titles and podiums along the way in her amateur years. Renee shares how she approaches the more challenging training days and her hopes for what 2020 can bring for her professional career.