An intriguing new event is set to join the pro tour this spring, with the first-ever couples’ championship taking place in March at Fort De Soto Park in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The event will see professional triathletes team up with a professional colleague they relate to to compete against other couples for a prize of $ 100,000. To be of quality, athletes must have been in a relationship for six months or more.
Each partner will be required to complete a 0.25 mile swim, 10 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run twice in a relay style format.
So far, 14 couples have lined up, including Aaron Royle and Non Stanford, Vincent Luis and Taylor Spivey, and Jaryd Browne and Emma Pallant-Browne. Here’s a full list of everyone competing:
- Aaron Royle and not Stanford
- Vincent Luis and Taylor Spivey
- Jaryd Browne and Emma Pallant-Browne
- Josh Amberger and Ashleigh Gentle
- Jess Broderick and Jason West
- Miranda Carfrae and Tomothy O’Donnell
- Paula Findlay and Eric Lagerstrom
- Lara Gruden and Sam Long
- Kirsten Kasper and Matt Sharpe
- Samantha Kingsford and Sam Osborne
- Rachel Klamer and Richard Murray
- André Lopes and Rachel Olson
- Vittoria Lopes and Danilo Pimentel
- Jeanni Metzler and Justin Metzler
In addition to these teams, a charity trio consisting of Brooke Bennett, Phil Gaimon and Gwen Jorgensen will also compete. They will not be eligible for the prize fund, but the organizers will donate $ 10,000 to charity for each couple that beats them.
The event, sponsored by Waterfall Bank, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 6, 2022 and will be available live via a live stream. Pre-registrations will be open on February 27. Learn more about the official website of the Couples’ Championship.
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