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PTO Canadian Open start list: Brownlee adds to potent mix


The first ‘major’ of the PTO era absolutely needed stellar fields, and as of now the 2022 Canadian Open in Edmonton has just that.

The inaugural running of the event takes place in the North American city this weekend, with a massive prize pool of $1million up for grabs.

On Saturday we had Australian star Ashleigh Gentle running to a brilliant victory in the women’s pro race to claim a $100k first prize.

On Sunday the pro men will take centre stage, and the prospect is just as mouthwatering.

Reigning Olympic and IRONMAN World Champion Kristian Blummenfelt, and his compatriot and IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Gustav Iden.

We also have home favourite Lionel Sanders and the late bonus addition of double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee.


Men’s start list

The Norwegian megastars lead the way – Blummenfelt vs Iden alone is enough to get swim/bike/run pulses racing the world over. Throw in Sanders and now Alistair Brownlee and it is a very potent mix for Sunday July 24:

Kristian BlummenfeltNOR
Gustav IdenNOR
Lionel SandersCAN
Matt HansonUSA
Jackson LaundryCAN
Ben KanuteUSA
Sam LaidlowFRA
David McNameeGBR
Max NeumannAUS
Sam AppletonAUS
Kyle SmithNZL
Reinaldo ColucciBRA
Jason WestUSA
Frederic FunkGER
Miki TaagholtDEN
Clement MignonFRA
Sebastian KienleGER
Bart AernoutsBEL
Collin ChartierUSA
Andre LopesBRA
Thomas StegerAUT
Tim Van BerkelAUS
Pablo Dapena GonzalezESP
Filipe AzevedoPOR
Andrew StarykowiczUSA
Pieter HeemeryckBEL
Eric LagerstromUSA
Youri KeulenNED
Kyle BuckinghamRSA
Steve McKennaAUS
Jack MoodyNZL
Brent McMahonCAN
Aaron RoyleAUS
Jason PohlCAN
Henri SchoemanRSA
Alistair BrownleeGBR
Matt SharpeCAN
Matthew McElroyUSA
Graham Shaw
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Graham has been involved with TRI247 & RUN247 since the summer of 2021. Since then he has provided strategic direction for all news and is passionate about the growth of triathlon as a fan sport.
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