Today Pete and I talk with ex-professional triathlete, Richard Allen who is heading up the new Professional Triathlon Union, or the PTU. The PTU is all about helping pro athletes be more professional and thus be respected enough that they get rewarded for their hard work. Ironman just sold (after this interview was done) for $650M yet prize money and equality in our sport are sore points. The only way this will change is by getting pro athletes to band together to make change.

This is an important topic in our sport and a refreshing look at how change is possible by taking the first step. We see PTU as that positive step forward and one that even us age groupers want to pay attention too.

In today’s episode they discuss:

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