Having been announced last week as one of the 20 professional female athletes to be racing the new T100 Triathlon World Tour, Holly Lawrence shared that she cannot wait for the series to begin.
The PTO World #22, who was the IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion in 2016, finished fifth at the PTO Tour US Open last season in Milwaukee.
Discussing the T100 Miami, which will be the first event of the tour in March, Lawrence said she is undecided on whether or not she will race but is looking forward to getting the season underway.
“It’s hard to pass up on the chance to race in the US”
For Brit Lawrence, who admitted in her most recent YouTube video that she has just finished a big aerobic block, the fact that racing is just over a month away is as scary as it is thrilling.
“I’m a PTO contracted athlete, so I’ve got to race six races of the potential eight. The first race is in March, which is like five weeks away which is pretty scary.”
Despite the little time between now and the first race in Florida, Boulder based Lawrence said the opportunity to race in America was likely to be too good to miss.
“I think I am going to race in Miami even though I have been pretty much just in base training. However, it’s hard to pass up on the chance to race in the US at the first PTO race.”
FOMO for first race of the season
Having never finished outside the Top 10 at a PTO Tour event, with her highest a fourth place finish at the PTO US Open in 2022, Lawrence will be chasing a career first podium in 2024.
Given that in Dallas and Milwaukee, where the last two US PTO events have been, Lawrence finished in the fourth and fifth, Miami could well be her best opportunity yet to get in the medals.
This, coupled with the fact that she fears she’d feel left out watching from home, is what makes the 33-year-old think she’ll most likely compete in Florida.
“If we decided not to go, and end up just watching from home, I think we would be like damn we should have been there!”