Singapore Will Host New PTO Asian Open Race For Next 3 Years

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January 18, 2023

London, England /Endurance Sports Wire/ – The Professional Triathletes Organization (PTO) today announced the continued expansion of the PTO Tour, starting with the PTO Asian Open in Singapore on August 19-20, 2023.

Through a multi-year partnership with the PTO, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Sports Singapore (SportSG), the PTO Asian Open will bring world-class men’s and women’s professionalism to the newly designed course in the Marina Bay Financial District. Host triathletes. .

Commenting on the news, PTO CEO Sam Renouf said:

“When we were planning the inaugural PTO Asian Open, the opportunity to bring the event to Singapore and see some of the world’s best triathletes race at the iconic Marina Bay made sense 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 is the best endurance athlete on the planet.Singapore is a great purpose. It’s a place and it will be a great race venue.”

The first-ever PTO Asia Open will feature the women’s and men’s 100km races (2km swim, 80km bike, 18km run) and more than 170 races worldwide thanks to partnerships between the PTO Tour and Warner Bros. Discovery. will be broadcast live to the area of Series from other local and national stations.

Roy Teo, Chief of Industrial Development, Technology and Innovation at Sports Singapore (SportSG) said: The industry looks forward to helping event organizers host their events and create memorable experiences for all local and international attendees. “

Leading athletes were quick to give the announcement a thumbs up.

Ashley Gentle, a prominent female performer in the 2022 PTO Tour races and PTO Canadian Open and US Open winner and PTO World No. 3 from Australia, said: She was the clear winner in the Collins Cup individual competition against Team International.

“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.”

Alongside the professional races, the PTO Asian Open also offers amateur triathletes and everyday sports enthusiasts an exciting opportunity to take part in this iconic event, with races for all ages over the weekend. Offers. This includes the unique opportunity for an amateur to compete on his 100km course, the same as seen on global broadcasts of the world’s top-ranked athletes. Details of the amateur event will be published the month after the Chinese New Year holidays. Priority registration is PTO website.

Ong Ling Lee, Executive Director of Sports & Wellness, Singapore Tourism Board said: This will bring life to our city and strengthen Singapore’s position as a leading destination for regional sports. While we look forward to welcoming the world’s top triathlete this August, locals and international visitors alike will enjoy the opportunity to participate in large numbers and explore what Singapore has to offer beyond the event. I hope you will. “

The Professional Triathletes Organization is a new sports association co-owned by professional athletes that seeks to improve, grow and take the sport of triathlon to the next level. Sam Renouf concluded:

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

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About the Pro Triathlete Organization

The PTO is a new association, co-owned by professional athletes, aiming to improve, grow and take the sport of triathlon to the next level. Each PTO Open is 100km (2km swim, 80km bike, 18km run). Dates for the rest of his 2023 PTO Tour season will be announced in the coming weeks. PTO World Rankinghelps create a compelling season-wide narrative for the first time in sports.

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