Races: 19-20 August
Paris, Asian Open, Sweden and Mont Tremblant. Gentle vs Haug
The PTO are spoiling us - having barely finished talking about the US Open we now have the Asian Open!
PTO Asian Open - 19/20 August
100km distance with a Diamond tier. Women’s SOF: 91.28, Men’s SOF: 92.02. Full start list here.
Notable Women: Ash Gentle, Anne Haug, Lucy Charles-Barclay, Fenella Langridge, Chelsea Sodaro, Joce McCauley, Sarah True, Imogen Simmonds
Notable Men: Gustav Iden, Kristian Blummenfelt, Sam Long, Ben Kanute, Jason West, Sam Laidlow, Daniel Baekkegard, Max Neumann, Brad Weiss
Ironman Sweden - 19 August
Full distance with a Silver tier and ladies only. Women’s SOF: 70.21. Full start list here
Notable Women: Lisa Norden, Laura Zimmermann, Susie Cheetham, Justine Mathieux
Ironman Mont Tremblant - 20 August
Full distance with a Silver tier and ladies only. Women’s SOF: 66.33. Full start list here. Some awesome big name veterans on the start line!
Notable Women: Sarah Crowley, Dede Griesbauer (52), Laura Siddall (42), Angela Naeth (41), Melanie McQuad (50), Meridith Kessler (45)
Paris Test Event - Yesterday and Today
Olympic distance dress rehearsal for the Olympics next year - carries A LOT of weight for the federations to decide which athletes they will select. The women raced yesterday (Thursday) and the men will be off early morning French time. Blummenfelt is racing here then shooting over to Singapore to race the Asian Open on Sunday 🤯
Women: results here
Notable Men: Hayden Wilde, Alex Yee, Kristian Blummenfelt, Matt Hauser, Vasco Vilaca, Leo Bergere, Dorian Coninx, Pierre Le Corre, Henri Schoeman.
Match up of the weekend
Is it going to be a battle of the super runners this weekend? Haug and Gentle are ranked 1 and 2 for the run…so will the swim be the key?
That's it for today, now finish your oats and get back to training!
Yours in low CdA,
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