Long vs. Ditlev vs. Heemeryck vs. many others at T100 San Francisco

Sam Long wins Ironman 70.3 St. George (Archive picture: PTO)

The San Francisco T100 Triathlon will see the brand new men’s PTO World #1 Sam Long in action on home soil, as the Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) and World Triathlon confirmed the contracted T100 male athletes on the start list.

The effervescent American is enjoying a blockbuster of a season, with two wins [Ironman 70.3 Pucon & Ironman 70.3 St. George] and a hat-trick of second places already [Miami T100, Ironman 70.3 Oceanside & Singapore T100], taking him to the summit of long distance triathlon for the first time. It’s also the first time any American male has been #1 since the PTO Rankings were formally introduced in 2019.

Long will line up against a stacked men’s field which sees 16 of the contracted T100 athletes towing the line, including Denmark’s Magnus Ditlev, a strong cohort of Americans featuring Jason West, Rudy von Berg and four-times Escape From Alcatraz winner Ben Kanute. As well as Double Olympic Champion from Great Britain Alistair Brownlee and Olympic silver medalist from Spain Javier Gomez.

The race will also see the introduction of Belgium flier Marten Van Riel for his first T100 race, before his Olympic date in Paris later this summer.

The full list of contracted T100 men who will compete in the San Francisco T100 includes:

  1. Sam Long (USA)
  2. Magnus Ditlev (DEN)
  3. Pieter Heemeryck (BEL)
  4. Jason West (USA)
  5. Mathis Margirier (FRA)
  6. Rudy von Berg (USA)
  7. David McNamee (GBR)
  8. Frederic Funk (GER)
  9. Bradley Weiss (RSA)
  10. Aaron Royle (AUS)
  11. Clement Mignon (FRA)
  12. Rico Bogen (GER)
  13. Alistair Brownlee (GBR)
  14. Ben Kanute (USA)
  15. Marten Van Riel (BEL)
  16. Javier Gomez (ESP)