The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) has confirmed the first ever stateside PTO Tour event, The PTO US Open, in partnership with USA Triathlon, the Dallas Sports Commission and the City of Irving. The US event is set to take place on 17-18 September in Las Colinas-Irving, Texas.
The inaugural PTO US Open is the third race of the PTO Tour which also consists of the PTO Canadian Open, and the Collins Cup. Other events include the PTO Asian Open and the PTO European Open. The US stage of the PTO Tour will see some of the world’s best non-drafting professional male and female triathletes competing in Irving, Texas, for a prize purse of US$1,000,000.
The professional men’s race and women’s race, are each a 100km distance, which comprises a 2km swim, 80km bike leg and a 18km run. The PTO US Open will also introduce age group racing over both the 100km and 25km distance, as well as a relay option, giving amateurs the opportunity to meet and race alongside the PTO professionals in the centrally located Las Colinas-Irving district, a short distance from downtown Dallas.
The race venue at Levy Event Plaza, a 10-minute drive from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, opened in 2020 in the city’s Las Colinas Urban Center along Lake Carolyn as a dedicated outdoor hub for Irving community events.
Athletes will swim in Lake Carolyn; and the bike and run courses will take athletes on rolling hills through the main thoroughfares of Irving, including Las Colinas Boulevard, Lake Carolyn Parkway and Royal Lane.
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