The PTO announces an annual bonus of 2 million dollars for the best triathletes

2 million bonds announced for the 2020 PTO ranking

The PTO has made an important announcement for all professional athletes, since by 2020 will create a new bonus which will distribute 2 million dollars para los mejores atletas del ranking PTO.

Este ranking tiene en cuenta todas las carreras profesionales de larga distancia con un premio mínimo, independientemente del organizador.

The bonus will be distributed as follows

  • $ 100,000 for the first classified in the ranking (male and female),
  • $ 5,000 for each athlete ranked 21-50
  • $ 2,000 for each athlete ranked between 51 and 100.

The 50th will win the same as if they won an IM 70.3

As a note, the athlete ranked 50th in the PTO will receive a sum of $ 5.000, the same prize as if they had won an IROMAN 70.3 such as Marbella, Kraichgau or Vichy.

The PTO about to reach the IRONMAN award level

As reported by the web tri27.com The total annual prize awarded by IRONMAN is around $ 4.5 million, which means that the two announcements (Collins Cup and Annual Bonus Program) made by the PTO this year are close to reaching that figure.

Full statement:

PTO Powered: Announcing a $ 2,000,000 Annual Bonus Program

The Professional Triathletes Organization today announced that it has adopted a $ 2,000,000 Annual Bonus Program pursuant to which athletes will be paid based on their PTO World Rankings at the end of 2020. The bonus amounts range from $ 100,000 for the PTO World No. 1 male and female athletes, to $ 10,000 for the PTO World No. 20 male and female athletes. In addition, male and female athletes ranked at the end of the year between 21-50 shall each be paid $ 5,000 and those ranked between 51-100 shall be paid $ 2,000.

Rachel Joyce, Co-President of the PTO commented, “We are very pleased to be able to adopt an annual bonus program that rewards athletes for outstanding performances throughout the year. The triathlon season is a long one and just because an athlete might have an off race in a large event, doesn't mean that their year's performance should go unrewarded. ”

The PTO World Rankings is a first-of-its-kind ranking technology to measure the greatest non-drafting professional triathletes. It is a worldwide benchmark of consistent excellence in triathlon. In addition to being the basis for the PTO Annual Bonus Program, it is used to determine automatic qualification spots for The Collins Cup.

Tim O'Donnell, Co-President of the PTO, stated, “The adoption of the PTO Annual Bonus Plan, together with the $ 2,000,000 payments at The Collins Cup, means that so far in 2020 the PTO will be paying 200 professional triathletes $ 4,000,000. We believe that this demonstrates the value and benefits of professionals being unified in our own organization and we hope that this is just the beginning of the many ways the PTO can bring not only a voice but meaningful contributions to our sport. ”

All licensed professionals are eligible to be members of the PTO and there are no costs or membership fees. More information can be found at protriathletes.org or by e-mailing us at membership@protriathletes.org.

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