This week we look at what may be the hottest thing in professional team endurance racing, the Major League Triathlon series. Welcome to episode 93 of the Final Surge Podcast. This week Daniel Cassidy the founder of the Major League Triathlon series joins us to talk about how he got the idea for creating a professional triathlon series and where he sees the growth in the future. If you enjoy this episode please head over to iTunes and rate and review the podcast and please don't forget to subscribe to the show.
How did you get your start in endurance athletics?
Tell us what the Major League Triathlon is?
How does it work?
So longest leg is on the bike and 4 miles, is this looped or an out and back?
You mentioned 9 teams, how does the season work, is there a playoff?
Do you have other people participating or just professionals?
Is the shorter distance also done to get new people involved as it doesn't seem as intimidating?
Like any sport, it's who is involved that makes it work or not. How has the reception been from professionals?
With the short races and team aspect I would think this would be attractive to TV, have you been talking to any of them?
Have you thought about doing other distances?
How about the weekend, is this just race day or do you have expos and exhibits?
How do you decide where you are doing them?
Do you think triathlons are growing as a sport or do you think it has been stagnant?
To last, it needs to be profitable which means you need a product which is athletes people want to see as well as sponsors. What are you doing to make it attractive to sponsors?
When a family or friend of a professional triathlete goes to a race they have hours to spend, how did this play into your planning?
What races are left this season?
Final Surge 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite endurance/running book? - Pass
Current trainers you are wearing? - APL
Favorite race? - 70.3 San Juan
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? - Chipotle
Your favorite workout - Hour and a half long run