Triathletes kick off from the pier into the Hudson to commence the swim leg of the event

 

With the 2017 2XU New York City Triathlon weekend just around the corner, we could not help but notice the messages and mutterings. We’d like to preface by stating how immensely proud we are of each and every one of our participants. Our athletes will be descending to the Big Apple from all over the United States and 15 different countries. But, if we are being completely honest, there’s a select group of individuals who bring a certain glean of awe-inspiring, static magic to the weekend.

Let’s face it, we were all glued to the swimming portion of the Olympics broadcast but there were a handful of athletes that really got our adrenaline pumping. These are individuals who push and transcend barriers of time and endurance to carve out new horizons for the potential of the human body.

 

Professional Athletes

We are proud to host a professional race at the New York City Triathlon! As in past years, the International distance race will remain “draft-free” and the pros will swim, bike and run on the same course as the Age Group athletes. The weekend offers a total of $30,000 in cash awards, and includes plenty of opportunities for self-promotion.

Equalizer Timing Format

The 2017 2XU New York City Triathlon will use an equalizer timing format for the pro field with the pro men chasing the pro women for a $3,000 cash prize.
Please Note: The time differential (from the female pro start to male pro start) will be announced later this week.

Pro Race Considerations
Full perks are listed below in more detail:

Total Pro Purse: $24,000 (F/M)           Equalizer Bonus: $3,000               Discipline Preems: $3,000 (F/M)
1stPlace: $6,000                                                                                            Fastest Swim Split: $500
2ndPlace: $4,000                                                                                           Fastest Bike: $500
3rdPlace: $2,000                                                                                            Fastest Run: $500

 

The 2017 2XU New York City Triathlon Pro’s List