Dynamic Professional Field Set to Battle at CLASH Endurance Daytona At Florida’s Daytona International Speedway®

November 17, 2022

November 17, 2022 (Daytona, FL) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – CLASH Endurance, a sports media brand known for its unique, family friendly races at iconic speedways across the United States, announces the complete roster of professional athletes racing at the upcoming CLASH Daytona event on December 2. This year’s list includes a stellar group of both short and long course specialists from around the globe who will battle it out over the unique “Daytona distance” (1mi/1.6k swim, 37.5mi/60.3k bike and 8.2mi/13.2k run). The pro roster includes Olympians, World Champions and those with multiple short/long course titles. Many of these pros also excel in other areas such as being a cellist, running their own podcast, coaching, marine corps, parenting, sports nutrition and much more!

“I’m looking forward to defending my title at CLASH Daytona this year. It’s such a historic venue and a great time of year to have a goal that takes me into December,” says Jackie Hering, returning champion, world-ranked pro triathlete, Mom and U.S. Snowshoe Racing National Champion.

Pros will be aiming to capture a portion of the $100K prize purse and a variety of bonuses throughout the course. Live event coverage will air on CLASH Endurance digital channels including Facebook and YouTube. Additionally, the professional event will be showcased during a primtetime broadcast airing on NBC on December 31 at 4 p.m. ET. International and re-air details to come.

“We continue to be amazed by the pros’ performances at our events and it is truly an honor to provide a safe yet challenging experience for them to demonstrate their very best. We recognize how unique the sport of triathlon is and sharing their stories and athletic prowess to audiences in the U.S. and worldwide is part of our mission,” says Bill Christy, CEO of CLASH Endurance.

Professional Women’s Field:

Jackie Hering, Julie Derron, Sara Perez Salla, Valerie Barthelemy, Rach McBride, Haley Chura, Lesley Smith, Dominika Jamnicky, Amy Cymerman, Sonja Catano, Mollie Hebda, Grace Alexander, Renee Kiley, Hanne DeVet, Rachel Mensch, Kaidi Kivioja, Pamela Ann Bachelder St-Pierre, Brittany Higgins, Megan Foley, Laura Mathews, Lauren Babineau, Brittany Warly, Sif Madsen and Angelica Olmo

Professional Men’s Field:

Léo Bergére, Vincent Luis, Matthew Hanson, Jonas Schomburg, Roberto Sanchez, Jason West, Jackson Laundry, Kevin McDowell, Seth Rider, João Pereira, Andrew Starykowicz, Matthew Sharpe, Marc Dubrick, Thomas Bishop, Tomas Rodriguez, Nicholas Chase, Taylor Reid, Kieran Linders, Steven Zawaski, Elliot Bach, Nicolas Gilbert, Vant Lammers, Alberto Casillas, Luis Ortiz, Henri Schoeman, Braxton Bokos and Brett Saunders

“CLASH Daytona ended up falling nicely into my schedule as I’ve been keen to try a middle-distance race for a while now. I’ve followed this race every year and it looks like a great display of racing and triathlon. This will be my first middle-distance race, so I’m coming in simply excited to try something I’ve never done before and learn from it,” said Pro and 2020 Olympian, Silver medalist in the mixed relay, Kevin McDowell.

CLASH Endurance® is an innovative sports media and event company led by athletes to provide exceptional race experiences at iconic speedways across the U.S. We embrace inclusion and welcome athletes of all ages and abilities, from elite professionals to first-time participants. CLASH Endurance has four events in 2022 with growth planned in the year ahead across the sports of triathlon, mountain biking, road and trail running. The popular CLASH Endurance DAYTONA is held at the Daytona International Speedway®, home of “The Great American Race™®”—the Daytona 500 and is featured on NBC. In addition, CLASH Endurance Miami that takes place each March at the Homestead-Miami Speedway® is featured on FS1. The brand hosted two new races this year, one in Watkins Glen, NY and Atlanta, GA, on July 8-10 and November 11-13, respectively. The CLASH Endurance Atlanta event included a track-and-trail half marathon in addition to a mountain bike event on the FOX Factory trails located alongside Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. The series will continue expansion in 2023, with select events to leverage professional races with prize purse offerings and global television distribution. More information around CLASH Endurance and its events can be found at www.clashendurance.com. Media interested in covering an event or with inquiries may direct them to Blair LaHaye, blair@clash-usa.com, 727-808-0646.