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PTO announce women’s wildcards for San Francisco T100 Triathlon World Tour

Jeanni Metzler (RSA), Kaidi Kivioja (EST), Grace Thek (AUS) and Jocelyn McCauley (USA) have been announced as the wildcard athletes for the upcoming T100 Triathlon World Tour event in San Francisco.

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The PTO have revealed the wildcard picks for the women’s race at the San Francisco T100, which will be held next month in California.

The third leg of the brand new T100 Triathlon World Tour, San Francisco follows the Miami T100 and the Singapore T100 in the eight-race series this season.

With the contracted races already announced, the four additional wildcards look set to add an additional dimension to an exciting field of professional athletes.

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Metzler looks to continue early season form

PTO World #40 Jeanni Metzler will make her first appearance of the season over the 100km distance in San Francisco, after the South African opened up 2024 with a fourth place finish at IRONMAN 70.3 St. George.

Jeanni Metzler wins IRONMAN 70.3 St George 2023 emotion photo credit Jacob Kupferman / Getty Images for IRONMAN
[Photo credit: Jacob Kupferman / Getty Images for IRONMAN]

Grace Thek, who also finished fourth in her last outing at IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside, has also been named as a wildcard, and the Australian will race her first PTO event since the European Open last May.

Making up the quartet are Estonian Olympian Kaidi Kivioja, who was tenth in Miami and ninth in Singapore, plus Jocelyn McCauley, who was 13th in Singapore and finished third at IRONMAN New Zealand earlier this season.

The full list of athletes racing is as follows: 

  1. Ashleigh Gentle (AUS)
  2. Taylor Knibb (USA)
  3. Anny Haug (GER)
  4. Daniela Ryf (SUI)
  5. Laura Philipp (GER)
  6. Paula Findlay (CAN)
  7. Emma Pallant-Browne (GBR)
  8. Kat Matthews (GBR)
  9. India Lee (GBR)
  10. Chelsea Sodaro (USA)
  11. Imogen Simmonds (SUI)
  12. Lucy Byram (GBR)
  13. Amelia Watkinson (NZL)
  14. Marjolaine Pierre (FRA)
  15. Skye Moench (USA)
  16. Tamara Jewett (CAN)
  17. Kaidi Kivioja (EST)
  18. Jocelyn McCauley (USA)
  19. Grace Thek (AUS)
  20. Jeanni Metzler (RSA)
Tomos Land
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Tomos Land is a triathlon & running journalist whose expertise lies in the professional world of short course & long distance triathlon, though he also boasts an extensive knowledge of ultra-running.

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