As athletes from Europe are arriving in Miami to begin seven days of quarantine before they’ll be able to compete at Challenge Miami, we’ve now got some insights on how triathlon fans will be able to watch the pro race scheduled for March 12. The race will be streamed live on the Challenge Miami Facebook page, while the 48-minute highlight show will be broadcast three times on NBCSN on March 18 (2 pm EST), March 21 (12 pm EST) and March 22 (2:30 pm EST). International coverage plans aren’t finalized as of yet, but Canada is one of the countries expected to be included – TSN showed the Challenge Daytona coverage last December.
There will be a charge to watch the pro event live – US$1.99 if you sign up for the coverage now, and $2.99 after March 9.
You can find out more on how to watch the Challenge Miami event here.
The race in Miami will be Jan Frodeno’s first race since he set a new course record while taking his third Ironman world championship title in 2019. Earlier this week Frodeno spoke to his goggles partner TheMagic5 about the upcoming race.
“Excited is an understatement,” Frodeno said when asked if he was excited about the upcoming race. “For a while I thought 2019 may have been the last time I get to race so for the next day to finally arrive, it gets my adrenaline flowing.”
Frodeno also acknowledged Canadian Lionel Sanders as one of the men he anticipates will be amongst the strongest competition: “Of course Lionel is always a great competitor—I just love the way he goes and leaves nothing out there,” Frodeno said.
Related: Frodeno, Sanders, Charles-Barclay, Haug and Findlay highlight stacked Challenge Miami field
Lucy Charles-Barclay will arrive as the pre-race women’s favourite, but its not hard to argue that Canada’s Paula Findlay and Germany’s Anne Haug could equally earn that billing. Haug is the defending Ironman World Champion, while Findlay took a big win over Haug and the rest of the field at the PTO 2020 Championship that was part of Challenge Daytona in December.
Stay tuned for more pre-race coverage of Challenge Miami over the next week.