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Video: The Birth of the Collins Cup

An insightful recap of the inaugural Collins Cup with some enlightening interviews from some of the day's big players

Photo by: Kevin Mackinnon

The Professional Triathletes Organisation’s (PTO) flagship event, the Collins Cup, might have been a few years in the making and postponed to last August thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is no denying the inaugural event was both a huge success and marked a new era in the sport.

The PTO spared no expense with the video and television coverage of the Collins Cup, and the latest video posted by the organisation certainly showcases the high-quality production.

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The Birth of the Collins Cup¬†offers a blow-by-blow account of the exciting day of racing in Samorin, Slovakia, with telling interviews with some of the main players from the day including Canada’s Lionel Sanders, American Taylor Knibb, Australia’s Ellie Salthouse, Germany’s Jan Frodeno and Great Britain’s Lucy Charles-Barclay and Emma Pallant-Brown.

The coverage included some great footage of Canada’s own Jackson Laundry using a great sprint to take the final match of the day. For triathlon fans this is a video that provides much more than a recap of race day – it offers some excellent insight on how the day played out and what we can look forward to at Collins Cup events in the future.