Join date: Jul 23, 2022


The first ‘major’ of the PTO era absolutely needs stellar fields, and as of now the 2022 Canadian Open in Edmonton has just that.

The inaugural running of the event takes place in the North American city on Saturday July 23 and Sunday July 24, with a massive prize pool of $1million up for grabs.



There are two terrific middle-distance races in store with a host of the world’s best athletes lined up to take part.

In the men’s field we have the reigning Olympic and IRONMAN World Champion Kristian Blummenfelt, and his compatriot and IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Gustav Iden.

We also have home favourite Lionel Sanders and the late bonus addition of double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee.

The women’s start list has similar depth and now features 17 of the top 25 in the PTO’s world rankings, headed by Laura Philipp.

It includes one of the greatest triathletes of all time in Nicola Spirig.

These lists come with the usual elite triathlon caveat of ‘subject to change’ between now and the weekend, but as of now these are your potential pro fields.

Women’s start list

Spirig’s addition underlines this is a who’s who of women’s triathlon for the showdown on Saturday July 23:

Athlete Country

Laura Phillipp GER

Skye Moench USA

Emma Pallant-Browne GBR

Jeanni Metzler RSA

Paula Findlay CAN

Fenella Langridge GBR

Jackie Hering USA

Holly Lawrence GBR

Nicola Spirig SUI

Ashleigh Gentle AUS

Tamara Jewett CAN

Chelsea Sodaro USA

Jocelyn McCauley USA

Sara Perez Sala ESP

Ellie Salthouse AUS

Luisa Baptista BRA

Sophie Watts USA

Nikki Bartlett GBR

Sarah Crowley AUS

Hannah Wells NZL

Laura Siddall GBR

Lotte Wilms NED

India Lee GBR

Pamella Oliveira BRA

Julie Derron SUI

Elisabetta Curridori ITA

Danielle Lewis USA

Lauren Brandon USA

Penny Slater AUS

Rach McBride CAN

Radka Kahlefeldt CZE

Vittoria Lopes BRA

Men’s start list

The Norwegian megastars lead the way – Blummenfelt vs Iden alone is enough to get swim/bike/run pulses racing the world over. Throw in Sanders and now Alistair Brownlee and it is a very potent mix for Sunday July 24:

Athlete Country

Kristian Blummenfelt NOR

Gustav Iden NOR

Lionel Sanders CAN

Matt Hanson USA

Jackson Laundry CAN

Ben Kanute USA

Sam Laidlow FRA

David McNamee GBR

Max Neumann AUS

Sam Appleton AUS

Kyle Smith NZL

Reinaldo Colucci BRA

Jason West USA

Frederic Funk GER

Miki Taagholt DEN

Clement Mignon FRA

Sebastian Kienle GER

Bart Aernouts BEL

Collin Chartier USA

Andre Lopes BRA

Thomas Steger AUT

Tim Van Berkel AUS

Pablo Dapena Gonzalez ESP

Filipe Azevedo POR

Andrew Starykowicz USA

Pieter Heemeryck BEL

Eric Lagerstrom USA

Youri Keulen NED

Kyle Buckingham RSA

Steve McKenna AUS

Jack Moody NZL

Brent McMahon CAN

Aaron Royle AUS

Jason Pohl CAN

Henri Schoeman RSA

Alistair Brownlee GBR

Matt Sharpe CAN

Matthew McElroy USA


[[[SPORT TV]]>>]PTO Canadian Open 2022 Live Free Triathlon Broadcast 23 July 2022

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