PTO backs Michael Epstein’s Zuma Foundation bid for Malibu Triathlon

January 19, 2024

Last fall the triathlon world was rocked when Michael Epstein, the founder and former owner of the Malibu Triathlon, managed to win back the permits to put on a triathlon in the city, shutting Super League Triathlon out of the event it had purchased a few years earlier.

Through a request for documents from the City of Malibu, we have the Zuma Foundation’s “response” for the request for proposals (RFP) that the City of Malibu put out last year. In that proposal is a letter signed by the Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) CEO Sam Renouf, committing US$300,000 in “financial support towards its event budget, as well as providing operational, marketing and commercial support from our team of experienced personnel.” Triathlon Magazine