Lucy Charles, the current queen of Kona and fourth in the PTO rankings, has announced her decision not to defend her title at the IRONMAN world championships in Nice this year.
Instead, Charles has chosen to compete in the newly announced T100 Triathlon World Tour, a circuit that promises to revolutionize the world of triathlon.
The T100 Triathlon World Tour, an initiative of the Professional Triathletes Organization (PTO) and the International Triathlon Federation (World Triathlon), is presented as an innovative format in the sport.
With eight races spread across three continents, the circuit challenges the best triathletes in the world to compete in a 100KM format: 2km swimming, 80km cycling and 18km running.
In addition, he will have a prize of 7 million dollars.
Among the male participants, the presence of Javier Gómez Noya, who has shown great interest in this new circuit.
Noya, along with other elite athletes such as Magnus Ditlev, Jason West and Pieter Heemeryck, promise to raise the level of competition to new heights.
The decision Lucy Charles Joining the T100 marks a turning point in his career.
Known for her impressive performances in Kona, Charles is now looking for a new challenge in the T100. “I'm going to put everything into the T100 series. You won't see me competing in Nice. Defending my title would be in Kona“Charles explained, reflecting his enthusiasm for this new stage in his career.
This move by Charles and other athletes highlights the growing competition among triathlon circuits. While the T100 debuts with a fresh and attractive proposal, the IRONMAN Pro Series continues its legacy with 18 IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events, aimed at professional triathletes.
The choice between these two circuits not only defines athletes' race strategies, but also shapes the future of professional triathlon.
For example, the Las Vegas PTO Open, scheduled for the weekend of October 19-20, coincides with dates close to the IRONMAN World Championship male in Hawaii, which is celebrated on October 26.
This proximity of dates poses a logistical and physical challenge for athletes wishing to participate in both events.
Similarly, the women's IRONMAN World Championship in Nice, scheduled for September 22, takes place just one week before the PTO test in Ibiza.
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