mark allen got 20,000 for kona 1989.
Now it is at 110,000
they know which race is the bread and butter.
also good for lionel to get youtube clicks and Talbot, I love their stuff hope they keep it coming.
But your 26 k views for FREE content is not anything special. although good for a triathlete.
I just checked my kids you tube channels a 8 min video by a guy I have never heard of that post 3-5 times a days has 500 k views in 5 hours.
Marvel has a one hr dance video of a 16 sec loop scene from winter solider it has 4.5 million views in one day. it is a 16 seconds loop over and over for 60 mins and has they many clicks.
Also the more free work pro triathletes post the more Ironman is helped without investing a cent. If they cut the prize money in half the same guys would do the exact same dance for less. It happened mid 2010's.
The clients I coach do not know more then 3 -4 pro names. The can't name the top three from the last kona 2019. they do know the coolest looking bikes, which races they want to do in the next 3 years, their last ironman splits and pace times, their future goals.
Technique will always last longer then energy production. Improve biomechanics, improve performance.