The PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA served up a smashing end to a challenging year for professional triathletes. Over 100 of the world’s best triathletes, the strongest field ever assembled battled it out at CHALLENGEDAYTONA for a share of the $1.15 million prize purse on offer, the largest the sport has ever seen.
The world-famous Daytona International Speedway® delivered the perfect backdrop for the fast and furious race action broadcast live to a global community of triathlon fans. Live coverage of the event was shown on Peacock, NBC Universal’s streaming service and the PTO website.
Now, the thrilling racing action will be available for fans to see in a 48 minute highlights show on NBCSN and NBC. The broadcast times for NBCSN:
- Thursday December 10th, 2020 at 7pm EST
- Friday December 11th, 2020 at 1:30pm EST
- The highlights show will be shown again on NBC, Saturday January 2nd, 2020 at 5pm EST.
The PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA is the finalé of a three-day triathlon festival – which took place from December 4th-6th attracting athletes from around the world to compete at the World Center of Racing® and featured an array of different events, including age-group sprint and middle-distance events, junior challenges and a Pro-Am relay.
Willliam Christy, CEO of CHALLENGENORTHAMERICA® said: “The PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA and their partners, NASCAR Productions and Daytona International Speedway presented the strongest field of triathletes ever assembled. Our team delivered this race and successfully brought the sport to life in a new way to entice viewers and celebrate the champion triathletes. We believe we delivered on the highest level of entertainment expectations set by the top broadcasters around the world. You’ve never seen anything quite like the tremendous mental and physical stamina it takes to compete on this course.”
Charles Adamo, Executive Chairman of the PTO, commented, “The PTO’s mission has always been to put the greatest triathletes in the world on display with a world-class broadcast and have them receive just rewards for their tremendous achievements. With the PTO 2020 Championship we have certainly taken a giant step in that direction. The field for the PTO 2020 Championship was the strongest ever assembled and the prize purse was the largest in history. Working with NBC Sports, NASCAR Productions and investing in a truly first-class broadcast demonstrates that with proper support the sport of triathlon can thrive and the PTO looks forward to continuing its journey to raise the sport of triathlon to new heights.”