Alistair Brownlee will join Adam Bowden, Sam Proctor, George Goodwin, Tom Davis and Tim Don in racing the middle distance triathlon, the PTO have announced, while the the women’s elite list includes Nikki Bartlett, Kat Matthews, Ruth Astle, Lucy Hall and India Lee. The PTO are supporting the race with a $15,000 (around £11,615) professional prize purse at the event on 27 September.
The PTO also supported Helvellyn Triathlon in August, which Brownlee won.
Alistair Brownlee said: “Once again PTO Professionals are leading the way in uniting to support our great triathlon community. Thanks to the PTO, we can create our own opportunities right now, and we are very grateful to be a part of the Outlaw X Triathlon. While these are small steps, each one is an important and lasting one as PTO Professionals stand alongside all those who love our sport.”
The Outlaw X Triathlon takes place at Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire. Following a 1.2 mile swim in Thoresby lake, athletes will embark on a spectacular 56 mile ride through the north Nottinghamshire countryside before completing their epic journey with a 13.1 mile run through 1,000 acres of unspoilt English countryside within the grounds of historic Thoresby Park.
Iain Hamilton, Director of OSB Events said, “It is a privilege to be able to hold our event in this climate. Our team has worked tirelessly to provide athletes with the opportunity to race safely under the guidance of British Triathlon. It will be great to see professionals and amateur athletes unite for a fantastic race, and we’re pleased to have been able to help raise some funds for Cancer Research and Alzheimer’s Research UK in the process. We are very excited about this partnership with PTO Professionals and the support of the PTO to add to a professional field at Outlaw X.”