Race Preview: Clash Miami

Race Preview: Clash Miami

Tomorrow sees the first of the big long-distance races of 2023, Clash Miami. A $50,000 prize purse and a hybrid race distance have attracted a number of the World's best athletes to the Homestead Miami Speedway. The race takes place entirely within the race circuit, encompassing a lake in the centre. The multiple-lap race and fast course will make it a thrilling spectacle for athletes and spectators alike. 


Last year's edition was won by Ashleigh Gentle (AUS), who decimated the field. With her absence this year, the race will be wide open. Pamella Oliveira (BRA), who was second last year, will be looking to improve on her finish. Still, the ever-consistent Sara Perez Sala (ESP), also the Challenge Champion in 2022, will undoubtedly provide a tough opponent. Also in the mix will be Haley Chura (USA) and HUUB's Lucy Byram (GBR), aged 23, Byram, is new to long course triathlon but turned heads in her debut 2022 season with a number of podiums and wins at Challenge Wales and IM 70.3 Jesolo.


The men's field is also star-studded... Defending champion Sam Long (USA) will be out to add another victory to his name and further cement himself as one of the World's best. However, this will be challenging with the stellar lineup of athletes, including late addition Lionel Sanders (CAN). Sanders always brings a flair to every race he starts, and you can guarantee he will give it all to claim victory. Other notable names include Jason West (USA), Sam Appleton (AUS), Matthew Sharpe (CAN) and HUUB's duo of David McNamee (GBR) and Tom Bishop (GBR). Both of whom have the ability to challenge for the win.

Start Times

The elite race at CLASH Endurance Miami is on Friday, March 10th.

The start times are as follows: 

  • Elite Women – 08.30 local time / 13.30 UK 
  • Elite Men – 12.00 local time / 17.00 UK