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PTO provides prize purse for Canadian Pro Triathlon Championship

Canadian pros will have a chance to compete for a share of a $20,000 prize purse in Caledon on Sept. 13

The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) is providing $20,000 for prize money at the upcoming Canadian Pro Triathlon Championship in Caledon, Ont. on Sept. 13.

The non-drafting Olympic-distance event is being put together by Canadian members of the PTO.

“It has been a difficult year for everyone in our sport,” says PTO pro Jackson Laundry, one of the organizers of the race. “PTO Professionals have been very fortunate that the PTO paid out $2.5 million to over 200 professional triathletes to help many survive. We are all eager to race, but the restrictions have been difficult to overcome.”

From left: Cody Beals, Jackson Laundry and Taylor Reid on the podium after one of the C3 “old school” events. Photo: Trent Dilkie

Thanks to help from Barrie Shepley and the C3-Canadian Cross Training Club, the event will utilize the same course as the “old school” triathlon series run this summer. The swim will be done as a time trial separate from the bike and run – the athletes will start the bike in order of their swim finish.

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The field is expected to include 10 men and women. Currently entered are:

Women:

  • Dominika Jamnicky
  • Tamara Jewett
  • Karol-Ann Roy
  • Amelie Kretz
  • Rachel McBride
  • Pamela Ann Bachelder St-Pierre
  • Kristen Marchant
  • Kira Gupta-Baltazar

Men:

  • Jackson Laundry
  • Taylor Reid
  • Cody Beals
  • Brent McMahon
  • Jason Pohl
  • Jeremy Briand
  • Charles Paquet
  • Liam Donnelly
  • Tristen Jones
  • Francis Lefebvre

Find out more about the event here.