Who are the Garmin Sponsored pro Triathletes and does the new announcement indicate a new tri watch?

t100 pto world triathlon brnad logoGarmin Expands Relationship with Professional Triathletes Organisation and New T100 Triathlon World Tour

Garmin sponsors at least 9 of the professional triathletes in the recently rebranded T100 Triathlon World Tour. There is also an interesting take on the nature of Garmin’s recently renewed sponsorship with the PTO

Garmin Pro Triathletes

Here’s the list. Maybe there are more.

  • #1 Anne Haug
  • #3 Taylor Knibb
  • #13 Skye Moench
  • #12 Marjolaine Pierre
  • Marten Van Riel
  • #7 Rudy Von Berg
  • #2 Magnus Ditlev
  • #3 Jason West
  • #8 Leon Chevalier

Garmin Sponsors T100

The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) has announced that Garmin will renew its contract as the Official Transition Sponsor of the PTO and the upcoming T100 Triathlon World Tour covering 8 race locations in 2024 starting with Miami on 9 March

We are excited to expand our relationship with the Professional Triathletes Organisation and its elite tour of events. Both Garmin and the PTO have a shared desire to improve and grow the global triathlon community, and we look forward to supporting this year’s top triathletes on the world stage [S Lyman, Garmin]

Garmin will be the Official Transition Sponsor. Although the pros get through streamlined transitions much quicker than we do, it’s a place where they linger momentarily and where there are often larger crowds seated in stands. It’s a good place to sponsor if you have to sponsor somewhere.

Garmin has announced that its sponsorship will be integrated with on-screen broadcast graphics, real-time social media posts and a leaderboard posted throughout the season. Fine.

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One Possible Take. Well, Two Actually. Make That Three

  1. Garmin could have some new ability to monitor race position. Perhaps integrating that with on-screen displays. I VERY HIGHLY DOUBT that’s the case as there are existing companies in that complex space. Instead it most likely means Garmin gets to put its logo on the various screens and leaderboards rather than signalling to us some race-ready use of LTE about to hit the next generation of devices.
  2. Sponsoring transition is interesting because Garmin’s latest beta features include automated transitions. I tested that out recently here. There is almost certainly some marketing logic here to associate professional transitions with a techy feature that we might talk about, like the idea of, and then buy a Garmin triathlon watch. It’s a good way to promote a new feature
  3. But it’s a very expensive way to promote a new feature. VERY expensive, the Forerunner 965 that it currently works on is a year old for all intents and purposes. Garmin makes money from selling hardware not new features. Why spend all that money on a year-old watch? Of course, the speculation in me says that this points to a new Garmin triathlon watch about to hit the streets. Indeed the first T100 race is on 9 March, less than 3 weeks away. Based on historic activity, Garmin would launch a new watch on either Tuesday 20/21 Feb or  Tue 12/13 Mar. And that would be alongside the new Forerunner 165 which certainly exists and which probably isn’t a triathlon watch…a new Forerunner 965 Pro would be a triathlon watch 😉 and one that is certainly worth sponsoring the T100 for.



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2 thoughts on “Who are the Garmin Sponsored pro Triathletes and does the new announcement indicate a new tri watch?

  1. Or it could be just available interesting sponsor openings.

    Coros is more and more targeting marathon runners, so there is no opening there, and trii’s are getting more and more populair, and there is on opening for sponsering there.

    1 + 1

    1. yes coros seem to be targetting climbers, ultra and marathoners. I suspect it was easier for them to get reasonably high profile athletes there and to add good features for the climbers. climbing and ultra tho are highly niche and so limited coverage (that’s not necessarily a bad thing, you coudl say coros is focussing). Although it was super embarassing when the Wahoo Rival sponsored guy won UTMB

      triathlon (and marathon) is a much bigger market. I’m not sure how each are growing in participation. eg a couple of years ago in the UK quite a few events went out of business. you might have thought that meant popularity was waning but others said that too many events had been created as triathlon’s popularity took off and that was a natural return to a more sustainable level. My guess would be that they are growing globally but not in the UK where both are probably ‘mature’ in terms of participation. I’ll keep my eyes open for some more up to date stats

      I never was that great at maths. 1+1=3, right ?

      Given: 1+1 =3
      To find The prove of the above expression
      Solution: To prove the above expression, we assume the following:
      We consider four numbers and they are 41, 40 on the left-hand side and 61, 60 on the right-hand side.
      We consider 41-40 on the left-hand side and 61-60 on the right-hand side.
      ∴ 41-40 = 61-60
      ⇒ (16+25)-40 = (36+25)-60 [41 can be written as 16+25 and 61 can be written as 36+25]
      ⇒ (4)²+(5)²- (2×4×5) = (6)²+(5)²-(2×6×5) [∵4²=16, 5²=25, 6²=36 and 40 is written as (2×4×5) and similarly for 60]
      ⇒ (4-5)² = (6-5)² [Implementation of (a-b)²=a²+b²-(2×a×b)]
      ⇒ 4-5 = 6-5 [taking square roots on both sides]
      ⇒ 4-5+5 = 6 [Rearranging sides]
      ⇒ 4-0 = 6
      ⇒ 4 = 6
      ⇒ 2 = 3 [Dividing both sides by 2]
      ⇒ 1+1 = 3 [ 2 can be written as (1+1)] (proved)

      Hence the expression 1+1 = 3 is proved.

      I know ! I know ! I know! you don’t have to say it

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