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®.
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 this episode we catch up with Henri Schoeman in Durban, South Africa. Henri has had an impressive track record in the ITU distance and 2020 was a true rollercoaster year for him so far. His main focus this year has been on improving the running. Henri has been eyeing CHALLENGEDAYTONA® for the whole year so the wildcard came at a perfect time for him.
Back in Boulder, Colorado, Chris Leiferman talks about his prep for the PTO 2020 Championship and how he adapted his training, going from long to middle distance and also juggling his responsibilities as a new dad. The main focus in the upcoming race for Chris will be delivering a strong swim.
We also meet Danielle Lewis in Boise, Idaho. She reflects on how 2020 has been a breakout year for her with some great results as a fresh pro and also getting married. In the last two weeks leading up to the PTO 2020 Championship, Danielle has been focusing on resting and getting her “head in the game come race day”.