Asian Open added to PTO Tour for 2023 – it’s Singapore in August – Elite News

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of Professional Triathlete Organization (PTO) Today, we continue to expand the PTO Tour with the announcement of the inaugural PTO Asian Open, which will take place in Singapore on August 19-20.

Last year, three races were held under the PTO Tour banner. US Open, Canadian Open and the collins cup – But this is the first race in Asia.

A multi-year partnership between the PTO, Singapore Tourism Board and Sport Singapore, the PTO Asian Open will center around a specially designed new course in the Marina Bay Financial District. The course will appear on the triathlon map in 2022, when his first World Cup triathlon was held. esports world champion Arena Games Triathlon Finals Singapore.

“Sports Major”

Singapore Marina Bay venue to host the first PTO Asian Open in 2023

Commenting on the news, PTO CEO Sam Renouf said: I feel it on many levels.

“It is important that the PTO Tour goes to different continents, different types of courses and different climates, so that we can see who are the best endurance athletes on the planet.

“Singapore has become famous for hosting world-class events such as the iconic F1 Night Race and the WTA Grand Final, and has also seen tremendous growth in endurance sports through hosting the Singapore Marathon. This long-term partnership with Singapore will establish Singapore as the premier triathlon destination in Asia by creating a ‘Sports Major’ in the city. “

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The PTO Asia Open will feature a 100km race for women and men (2km swim, 80km bike and 18km run), the same distance as the 2022 race.

I also spoke with Chris Kermode – Appointed PTO Executive Chairman in October – and in reference to the fact that there will be more announcements in the near future, he said:

“The best athletes have to compete in the best races in the best venues. The backstories of the athletes have to be created and brought to life, but the venue is also important. If you can do that, I think that’s also very attractive.”

This is also the case in Singapore, where the race will be broadcast to over 170 territories through partnerships with Warner Bros. Discovery and a range of other regional and national broadcasters.

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Australia’s PTO World No. 3 Ashley Gentle, a standout female performer at the 2022 PTO Tour races, said of the announcement:

Ashley Gentle PTO Canadian Open 2022 finish
Ashley Gentle – Canadian Open and US Open winner, PTO Collins Cup star [Photo by Darren Wheeler ( / PTO]

“The athletes are very appreciative of the work the PTO has done to showcase triathlon to the world. There have been some events that have happened, and today’s news on the 2023 calendar shows that things are going in the right direction.”

Ong Ling Lee, Executive Director of Sports & Wellness, Singapore Tourism Board added: This will bring life to our city and strengthen Singapore’s position as a leading destination for regional sports. “

Roy Teo, Chief of Industrial Development, Technology and Innovation, Sport Singapore (SportSG) said:

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