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USA Triathlon Launches Prize Money Leader Board

USA Triathlon has debuted its new prize money leader board tool, which is designed to track the earnings of the top triathletes in the sport.

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USA Triathlon has debuted its new prize money leader board tool, which is designed to track the earnings of the top triathletes in the sport. Though USA Triathlon does not guarantee 100% accuracy, it has included prize money from all distances globally from ITU to Ironman and everything in between. The list was created as a “one-stop shop for learning which races offer the largest prize purses and how elite triathletes are making a living at the highest levels of the sport.” It’s important to note that the totals are for prize money only, and don’t include any sponsorship or appearance earnings an athlete may have made.

The tool dates back to 2014 and allows you to filter between all races, non-ITU races and ITU races. Here’s a look at the top 10 earners for 2016 to-date, 2015 and 2014. It also lists the top paying races, with several World Triathlon Series and Ironman Championship events topping the list for 2016 at $150,000. The overall ITU rankings payout ($755,000), Ironman World Championship ($650,000) and the Island House Invitational Triathlon ($500,00) topped the list in 2015.  The leader board, which will be updated weekly, is located at Teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/Elite/Prize-Money-Leaders.

2016 To Date Top 10

1. Lionel Sanders Canada $70,000
2. Mario Mola Spain $67,500
3. Gwen Jorgensen USA $56,065
4. Heather Wurtele Canada $53,000
5. Flora Duffy Bermuda $50,000
6. Sebastian Kienle Germany $47,750
7. Timothy Van Berkel Australia $47,750
8. Fernando Alarza Spain $45,800
9. Jodie Stimpson Great Britain $44,900
10. Jonathan Brownlee Great Britain $44,000

2015 Total Top 10

1. Gwen Jorgensen USA $278,000
2. Javier Gomez Noya Spain $245,100
3. Daniela Ryf Switzerland $221,000
4. Jan Frodeno Germany $168,000
5. Richard Murray South Africa $144,400
6. Mario Mola Spain $144,100
7. Vincent Luis France $99,800
8. Meredith Kessler USA $97,852
9. Heather Wurtele Canada $97,500
10. Andrea Hewitt New Zealand $95,600

2014 Total Top 10

1. Javier Gomez Noya Spain $238,900
2. Gwen Jorgensen USA $187,800
3. Sebastian Kienle Germany $148,500
4. Mirinda Carfrae Australia $144,250
5. Daniela Ryf Switzerland $143,000
6. Helle Frederiksen Denmark $138,500
7. Mario Mola Spain $136,500
8. Jan Frodeno Germany $122,500
9. Jonathan Brownlee Great Britain $109,300
10. Hunter Kemper USA $107,300