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Lionel Sanders adds more star power to CLASH Miami line-up

Canadian star adds event to schedule and set for another showdown with reigning champ Sam Long this Friday

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Friday’s CLASH Miami men’s field has just been boosted by the news that Canada’s Lionel Sanders is a late addition to the line up.

‘No Limits’ impressed when dropping down to the minimum distance as he made his debut at Arena Games Montreal recently, making the final and putting down some huge watts on the bike to briefly take the lead at one point.

He said there that his next race – and early-season focus – was IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside on April 1st.


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But posting on Instagram and with a #4daysnotice hashtag, he referenced a recent comment from last weekend’s IRONMAN New Zealand runner up Braden Currie when he said: “I too am here for a good time but not a long time…see y’all in Miami.”

It’s an impressive start list already at the Homestead Miami Speedway which includes last year’s one-two Sam Long and Jason West, French star Vincent Luis, Denmark’s Daniel Bækkegård and British long-distance specialist Joe Skipper.

Sanders and Long had an epic battle at the PTO’s Collins Cup late last season, with the Canadian just coming out on top in a sprint finish.

Collins Cup 2022 Lionel Sanders Sam Long photo credit PTO
Sanders and Long will renew rivalry [Photo credit: PTO]

Sanders (at #5 in the PTO standings to Long’s #6) goes into the event as the highest-ranked athlete and his one previous appearance in Miami in 2021 saw him finish runner-up to modern-day GOAT Jan Frodeno.

Jonathan Turner
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Jonathan Turner is News Director for both TRI247 and RUN247, and is accustomed to big-name interviews, breaking news stories and providing unrivalled coverage for endurance sports.  
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