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  • Lionel Sanders (CAN) and Lucy Charles (GBR) Triumph At The Championship 2017

    CHALLENGEFAMILY is proud to announce that Lionel Sanders (CAN) and Lucy Charles (GBR) have been crowned the winners of the inaugural THECHAMPIONSHIP 2017, with both athletes claiming their share of the 150,000 Euro prize pot. More than 900 competitors from 57 nations lined up alongside the Danube River – in…

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  • David Mcnamee and Sara Loehr are the winners of Challenge Salou 2017

    The third edition of the Challenge Salou, with more than 1050 participants, was held on Sunday morning in Salou, the beach of Europe, under a blazing sun that tested the physical form of the participant triathletes. The swimming course left a first group formed by Pablo Dapena, David Mcnamee and…

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  • Challenge Family To Live Stream The Championship 2017

    CHALLENGEFAMILY is proud to announce that, on the 3rd June, it will live stream THECHAMPIONSHIP 2017 on its official website, giving triathlon fans from around the world the exclusive opportunity to follow the action from the race live and direct. In addition to announcing the best line-up of professionals in…

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  • Challenge Family Announces First-Rate Pro Athlete Start List Ahead Of The Championship 2017

    CHALLENGEFAMILY is delighted to announce a premium list of professional triathlon contenders who will line up at the start of the inaugural THE CHAMPIONSHIP 2017. Taking place on the 3rd June at the epic x-bionic® sphere centre in Samorin, Slovakia, the world-class team behind the event expect THE CHAMPIONSHIP 2017…

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  • CHALLENGE FAMILY Welcomes Challenge Davos Festival To Its Ever-Growing Global Triathlon Series

    CHALLENGEFAMILY is delighted to announce the inaugural Challenge Davos Festival in Switzerland as its latest addition to the fastest growing global triathlon series. Taking place on 16th – 17th September 2017, Challenge Davos Festival will combine the internationally orientated middle distance race of CHALLENGEFAMILY with the national triathlon series “Tri…

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  • Alistair Brownlee and Emma Pallant Triumph at Gloria Challenge Mogan Gran Canaria

    The winners of the medium distance 2017 Gloria Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria have been crowned, with Alistair Brownlee and Emma Pallant setting high standards ahead of what is expected to be a competitive season of Challenge Family races worldwide. Hundreds of triathlon enthusiasts from 24 nations – almost double the…

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  • Daniela Ryf to join Alistair Brownlee at Gloria Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria

    Saturday’s Gloria Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria just added another marquee name to the start list, as two-time and defending World Champion, Daniela Ryf, confirms that she will also be racing at an event that will feature the half-distance debut of the two-time Olympic Champion, Alistair Brownlee. Challenge Family is thrilled to…

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  • Alistair Brownlee to Race Gloria Challenge Mog​á​n Gran Canaria Triathlon

    Challenge Family is delighted to announce that double Olympic and two-time ITU Triathlon World Series champion, Alistair Brownlee, has chosen this year’s Gloria Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria to launch his long-distance triathlon career. Taking place on 22nd April 2017- one day before his 29th birthday – the 70.3-mile race will…

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  • New Challenge Family Race near The City of Bangkok

    After the great success in organizing CHALLENGEKANCHANABURI, Tab Agency, the official Challenge Family right holder in Thailand, has announced a new race in Thailand. In corporate with The Armed Force Academies Preparatory School CHALLENGENAKHON-NAYOK will be on June 25, 2017. Nakhon Nayok is a small tourist destination with many attractions…

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  • Records fall at Challenge Wanaka 2017

    It was a day of records at Challenge Wanaka with Dougal Allan well and truly confirming his rise in the sport of long distance triathlon. He not only smashed his own bike course record in 4:27:37 but also broke the long-standing course record in 8:26:38 beating Richard Ussher’s 2010 time…

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  • TRI Camp – The New Partner of Challenge Family

    Tri Camp and CHALLENGEFAMILY are excited to announce that Tri Camp has become the official European Partner of the CHALLENGEFAMILY. This unique partnership has developed over many months as both Tri Camp and the CHALLENGEFAMILY have worked closely together to forge the most complete triathlon service and support package available. This partnership brings together the…

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  • CHALLENGE FAMILY – 20 Meter Drafting Rule at the Championship 2017

    CHALLENGEFAMILY has today announced that it will implement a 20 meter drafting rule on the bike leg at THECHAMPIONSHIP 2017 as a means to provide the fairest racing for all athletes. The 20 Meter drafting rule will apply for all professional and age group athletes. Zibi Szlufcik, CEO of CHALLENGEFAMILY, said: “The Championship is our pinnacle…

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  • Madrid to Play Host to New CHALLENGE FAMILY Full Distance Triathlon

    One of the World’s greatest sporting cities will play host to a World-class triathlon as Madrid has today been announced as the newest member of the CHALLENGEFAMILY world series of triathlons. The inaugural CHALLENGEMADRID event will take place on September 24, 2017 with the event finish line located in the centre of Madrid, which…

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  • Prague becomes part of the Challenge Family international series of triathlon events.

    The TRIPrague started in 2015 as the biggest and most spectacular triathlon race in the Czech Republic. For 2017 TRIPrague rewrites its own history as it becomes part of Challenge Family international series of triathlons and changes its name to  of CHALLENGEPRAGUE. The race will be held on the 29th of…

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  • Challenge Family Awards European Prize Money Bonuses

    €140,000 in bonus prize money has been awarded across the top five finishers in the Challenge Family European Prize Money points race. The €140,000 end-of-season bonus has been awarded in addition to the €38,000 prize money per long distance race and €19,000 per half-distance Challenge Family race in Europe. The…

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  • New run course for DATEV Challenge Roth

    The new route links the towns of Roth and Büchenbach, together with the canal in a T-shaped course, which is completed twice. With each out-and-back section of the ‘T’ at 10.2km, runners pass each point of the course four times. With an additional 1.4km of connecting routes at the bottom…

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  • CHALLENGE ALMERE-AMSTERDAM Will Deliver the Long Distance Triathlon European Championship 2017

    The European Triathlon Union (ETU) and CHALLENGEFAMILY have today announced that they will work together to deliver the 2017 Long Distance Triathlon European Championship at CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM on September 9, 2017. A highly rated event among athletes Almere has long been a fantastic host for numerous international championship events. “After the success of the European…

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  • 2017 ETU Middle Distance Championship heads to Challenge Billund, Denmark

    June 10th 2017 will be a spectacular day for the entire triathlon world. CHALLENGEHERNING will host ETU’s official European Championships on middle distance and promises a triathlon celebration of epic proportions. It will be a unique experience for both participants and spectators. The European Championship pulls the entire European triathlon elite to Herning,…

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  • Challenge Family Welcomes the Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation

    CHALLENGEFAMILY, organisor of fifty long distance triathlon events across the globe, has today announced a new partnership with the Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation, which sees the foundation appointed as an official worldwide partner of CHALLENGEFAMILY. Gordon and Tana are both keen triathletes and this CHALLENGEFAMILY partnership is a vehicle to continue the…

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  • Challenge Wanaka receives top honours from New Zealand’s event industry.

    Victoria Murray-Orr, who has headed the internationally acclaimed Challenge Wanaka Triathlon for the past nine years, has been named New Zealand’s Event Professional of the Year at the annual New Zealand Event Awards in Auckland. Challenge Wanaka is New Zealand’s largest long distance triathlon festival, involving more than 2,500 people…

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  • World record falls with wins from Frodeno and Ryf at DATEV Challenge Roth

    Jan Frodeno presented DATEV Challenge Roth with the best 15th anniversary present possible – a sensational world record over the 226km distance. Frodeno’s time of 7:35:39 undercut Andreas Raelert’s former record of 7:41:33 by almost six minutes on the same course. Frodeno announced half a year ago that he had Raelert’s…

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  • World champion, Daniela Ryf, to start at Challenge Roth

    11 JULY 2016 – Some last minute excitement has been added to the already impressive Challenge Roth start list. On 17 July, DATEV Challenge Roth will be the only race outside of Hawaii where both current world champions will race after Daniela Ryf today announced she will join Jan Frodeno on…

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  • Challenge Family Launches in Belgium

    One of the world’s most famous cycling monuments will also become of the triathlon’s most famous monuments as the Belgian city of Geraardsbergen becomes the newest member of the CHALLENGEFAMILY world series of triathlons. The inaugural CHALLENGEGERAARDSBERGEN will take place in Belgium on July 2, 2017 with the bike leg…

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  • CHALLENGE Herning To Host ETU European Half Distance Championship

    Once again, an international championship will take place in Herning when the European Half Distance Triathlon Championship takes place in the city on Saturday June 10, 2017. After two successful years with the triathlon event CHALLENGEBILLUND-HERNING, the organizers, RaceMakers, have succeeded in securing the ETU European Half Distance Triathlon Championship for…

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  • New measures against ‘technical doping’ at DATEV Challenge Roth

    When DATEV Challenge Roth takes place on 17 July, additional measures will be introduced to ensure a safe and fair race. As in previous years, the organisers of the world’s largest long distance triathlon have placed the highest priority on providing the best possible race for all competitors. The 20…

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  • Lake Wanaka Half moves under Challenge Wanaka banner

    New Zealand’s largest annual triathlon festival, Challenge Wanaka, today announced both the half and full distance races will come under the Challenge Family banner for 2017. Previously the half distance was known as the Lake Wanaka Half and while run concurrently, was a separate brand to the full distance Challenge…

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  • Challenge Roth reveals significant growth from international markets

    As DATEV Challenge Roth heads towards its 15th anniversary on 17 July, it has released some notable data in its participation numbers, showing significant growth from key international markets. The largest increase reflects Asia’s status as an important growth region for triathlon. Last year, just one Thai athlete took part…

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  • New Challenge Family Wetsuit Launched With Dare2Tri

    Today, CHALLENGEFAMILY and Dare2Tri announce a partnership between brands, launching the first ever, official Dare2Tri-CHALLENGEFAMILY wetsuit and speedsuit. “We have been working with Dare2Tri for some months on the new wetsuit and are very pleased with the outcome. Throughout the process we have worked towards producing a high quality wetsuit that enables our athletes…

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  • CHALLENGE FAMILY Appoints EML as European Merchanise Partner

    CHALLENGEFAMILY and Event Merchandising Limited have today announced a partnership that sees Event Merchandising Limited become the Official Merchandise Partner of all CHALLENGEFAMILY events in Europe through to the end of 2019.   Event Merchandising Limited (EML) is one of Europe and the United Kingdom’s premier event merchandising companies and is a market…

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  • Lisbon Becomes Part of the CHALLENGE FAMILY

    May 6, 2016 (Lisbon, Portugal) – CHALLENGEFAMILY and sports by tlc has today announced a half distance triathlon event to take place in Lisbon, Portugal. The announcement continues CHALLENGEFAMILY’s global expansion on the back of the recently announcement championship event, THECHAMPIONSHIP. For ten years the Lisboa Triathlon has attracted thousands of athletes to take part…

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  • CHALLENGEFAMILY – The Championship

    CHALLENGEFAMILY and x-bionic® sphere has announced a new global half distance championship triathlon event for professional and age group triathletes. Known as ‘THECHAMPIONSHIP’, the event will take place at the incredible x-bionic® sphere in Samorin, Slovakia on June 3, 2017. Jan Masek, CEO of x-bionic® sphere has promised athletes an unforgettable…

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  • DATEV Challenge Roth announces pro field for 2016

    DATEV Challenge Roth will celebrate its 15th anniversary on 17 July 2016 with an illustrious field of the world’s best male and female triathletes. It is led by none other than world champion and race favourite, Jan Frodeno. During his unprecedented triathlon career, Frodeno has achieved almost everything. He has…

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  • Challenge Wanaka ready for biggest event yet

    With over 1,630 full and half distance athletes from 29 nations, 900 junior athletes and a world-class pro field, the world’s most scenic triathlon, Challenge Wanaka, is gearing up for the biggest event yet this Saturday, 20 February. International athletes Yvonne van Vlerken (NED), Laura Siddall (GBR), Alyssa Godesky (USA),…

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  • Jan Frodeno confirms his start at DATEV Challenge Roth with a new world record his goal

    Jan Frodeno has achieved almost everything in his unprecedented triathlon career. He won gold at the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008, is the current Ironman Hawaii champion, “Sportsman of the Year” and Bambi award-winner.  There are many more outstanding successes in the 34-year-old’s career but two milestones are still…

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  • Challenge Family’s Asia expansion continues with announcement of Challenge Jeju, Korea

    CHALLENGEFAMILY’s growth in Asia continued today with the announcement of the half distance CHALLENGEJEJU on the popular Jeju Island in Korea on 25 September. Jeju Island is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty with its beautiful beaches and lush volcanic landcapes. Also known as ‘Island of the Gods’, Jeju is a UNESCO…

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  • Challenge Family expands to Iceland

    CHALLENGEFAMILY has announced its newest addition to the global series of long distance triathlons in the otherworldly beautiful Iceland. Situated in the stunning “Bay of Whales” in Iceland, the world‘s northernmost half distance race, CHALLENGEICELAND, will take place on 23 July 2016. The athletes will swim in an untouched crystal clear glacial lake…

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  • Challenge Family takes legal steps to recover monies owed from Dubai Sports Council

    Challenge Family announced today it has employed legal counsel to recover monies owed to media, athletes, contractors and others by Dubai Sports Council in respect of Challenge Dubai 2015. Over US$45,000 is owed by the Dubai Sports Council to international media, pro athletes in terms of travel expenses and appearance…

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  • A Hometown Champion Returns, International Icons Arrive for Challenge Melbourne

    Scody CHALLENGEMELBOURNE has yet again, drawn out one of the strongest and most talented fields of the season in the Asia Pacific region, to contest this year’s iconic Challenge Melbourne triathlon on Sunday 31 January 2016. In an exclusive opportunity for athletes, this weekend marks the opportunity for all 32 age group…

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  • Caribbean calling for Challenge Family

    Challenge Family today announced its newest addition to the global series of long distance triathlons on the spectacular Caribbean island of Aruba. Set over the half distance, CHALLENGEARUBA will take place on 23 October on the ‘Happy Island’ of Aruba with its crystal clear blue waters, pearly white beaches and balmy Caribbean…

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  • Challenge Wanaka announces world-class field for 10th anniversary

    A top field of international pro athletes are lining up along side a record age group field for the 10th anniversary edition of New Zealand’s Challenge Wanaka on 20 February. Defending champions Gina Crawford (NZL) and Dylan McNeice (NZL) are looking to secure their seventh and fourth titles respectively and the…

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  • Nusajaya to host Malaysia’s first Challenge Family triathlon

    Award-winning Malaysian city, Nusajaya was today announced as Challenge Family’s latest destination in Asia. CHALLENGENUSAJAYA will feature a festival of triathlon over multiple distances with the flagship half distance event taking place on 13 August 2016. A new city, Nusajaya boasts sports and recreation hubs, education communities, as well as business and retail…

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  • Challenge Family arrives in Vietnam

    The ‘Riviera of Vietnam’ is CHALLENGEFAMILY’s latest race destination with today’s announcement of the half distance CHALLENGEVIETNAM in the beautiful city of Nha Trang on 11 September 2016. CHALLENGEVIETNAM will run alongside Nha Trang’s six kilometre stretch of beautiful coastline with its white sandy beaches, clear waters and an abundance…

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  • Challenge Family breaks new ground in Thailand

    Today’s announcement of CHALLENGEFAMILY’s latest addition sees the global triathlon series break new ground in Thailand in one of the country’s most historic and spectacular regions. At the Bangkok press conference, attended by both the Governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand and the Governor of Kanchanaburi Province, details of CHALLENGEKANCHANABURI were announced.…

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  • Challenge Amazon – where the Challenge and the rainforest come together to make history

    A challenge in the heart of the largest rainforest in the world. This is what athletes can expect to find at CHALLENGEAMAZON on 20 March 2016. The chosen location is Manaus, capital of Amazonas – the largest and best preserved Brazilian state. With two million inhabitants, Manaus is one of the few…

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  • Challenge Family brings triathlon to Gran Canaria

    In 2016, Gran Canaria will join the global series of CHALLENGEFAMILY triathlons with today’s announcement of CHALLENGEMOGÁN-GRANCANARIA on 17 September next year. Marking the first half distance triathlon on the largest of the Canary Islands, CHALLENGEMOGÁN-GRANCANARIA will take place along the spectacular coastline and mountain areas of Mogán in the south west of the island. The…

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  • Strong competition and family atmosphere marks Challenge Florianópolis

    Calm sea, perfect weather and keen competition marked the second edition of CHALLENGEFLORIANOPOLIS. With the biggest names in Brazilian triathlon taking part, it was Marcus Fernandes and Carolina Furriela who took out top honours. Race day began with a southerly wind, which favored swimming with calm seas and a well-reeive tailwind…

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  • Challenge Roth makes it five in a row for ‘Race of the Year’

    For the fifth year in a row DATEV CHALLENGEROTH has taken the title of “Best Race of the Year”. Every year since 2011 the top honour at the Sailfish Triathlon Night of the Year has gone to the world’s largest long distance triathlon, voted for by readers of Europe’s largest triathlon magazine,…

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  • Switzerland dominates at Challenge Laguna Phuket

    Switzerland’s Ruedi Wild, more than successfully defended his 2014 Challenge Laguna Phuket title when he finished first in 3:54:45 (swim 21:29, bike 2:12:17, run 1:18:21) at the half-distance 2015 Challenge Laguna Phuket (1.9K swim, 90K bike, 21K run), in Phuket, Thailand, breaking his own winning record of 4:02:43 made last…

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  • Challenge Family launches Challenge Samorin, Slovakia

    CHALLENGEFAMILY is joining forces with one of the most prestigious sporting facilities in Europe to bring the global triathlon series to Slovakia in 2016. CHALLENGEŠAMORÍN was announced today at Elements Resort together with a multi-day sports festival that will take place on 15-21 August. CHALLENGEŠAMORÍN race director, Stefan Kral outlined the details of the…

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  • Challenge Family announces changes in Thailand for 2016

    Ahead of this weekend’s CHALLENGELAGUNAPHUKET,  CHALLENGEFAMILY has announced a change of venue for CHALLENGETHAILAND in 2016. Full details will be announced in early December with a new course that is steeped in Thai culture, striking landscapes and history. “We have very much enjoyed working with the team at Laguna Phuket and would like to…

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  • Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri Fest kicks into gear

    CHALLENGELAGUNAPHUKET’s Tri-Fest carnival, which will see over 1,900 athletes from around the world descend on the island for the legendary 22nd annual Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT) on 22 November and 3rd CHALLENGELAGUNAPHUKET (CLP) a week later on 29 November, was previewed today (Saturday, 21 November) for media by organizers, sponsors, and pro…

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  • Challenge Family announces final details of European prize purses

    CHALLENGEFAMILY has finalised the details of its end-of-season bonus structure for professional athletes racing CHALLENGEFAMILY European races in 2016. This initiative provides professional athletes with the opportunity to race for a share of a €140,000 end-of-season bonus. The bonus will pay five deep for both men and women to those athletes who have…

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  • Crushing wins for Bell and Keat at Challenge Shepparton

    Australian’s Luke Bell and Rebekah Keat recorded crushing victories at their hometown race at CHALLENGESHEPPARTON this morning, both setting up the wins on the bike leg, thriving in the windy conditions. A cool start to the day turned into a smoking hot one for Bell, exiting the swim with the leaders he…

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  • Challenge Family arrives in Norway with Challenge Tønsberg

    With 47 full and half distance races in 23 countries, CHALLENGEFAMILY is almost everywhere these days, and now Norway is the next step in the expansion of this fast growing triathlon series. The Norwegian region Tønsberg – also known as the “vibrant pearl along the coast line” will act as the scenery…

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  • Lester and Gonzalez take inaugural titles at Challenge Ixtapa, Mexico

    It was another day in paradise for Carrie Lester (AUS) and Rodgrigo Gonzalez (MEX) as they took the inaugural titles at the weekend’s CHALLENGEIXTAPA. While Davide Giardini (ITA) came out of the water in first place but on the run to transition Gonzalez soon took over and Lester led the race…

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  • Season-ending Challenge Florida turns up the heat

    The typical Florida sunshine treated athletes with exceptional but hot conditions at CHALLENGEFLORIDA. Athletes entered the 79 degree water south of the iconic Venice pier making it a non-wetsuit swim for both pros and age groupers. Eric Limkemann was consistent all day winning with a time of 3:56:12. Limkemann had…

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  • Athletes line up for Challenge Ixtapa

    Challenge Ixtapa-Zihuatanjeo will this weekend welcome professional athletes, age groupers and children to compete over all the different distances and events taking place at this paradise venue. This is the second Challenge event of the season in Mexico and this time is going to be hosted in the amazing port of…

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  • Challenge Fredericia joins Challenge FAmily in Denmark

    On August 6, 2016, triathletes from all over the world will cross the finish line as the first participants at the inaugural Danish race, CHALLENGEFREDERICIA. The triathlon city by the sea has joined forces with CHALLENGEDENMARK, in organizing a race for athletes who want to enjoy a festival of triathlon over the half…

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  • Challenge Family clarifies on-going commitment to North America

    CHALLENGEFAMILY has today issued a statement clarifying its on-going commitment to North America. CHALLENGEFAMILY continues to work to safeguard its key principles centred around authenticity and its athlete-first philosophy, ensuring the global triathlon series continues to deliver a premier triathlon experience in North America and around the world. CHALLENGEFAMILY CEO, Zibi Szlufcik, commented…

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  • Challenge Galway adds half distance to weekend of events

    CHALLENGEFAMILY has announced its flagship event in Ireland, CHALLENGEGALWAY is adding a half distance race next June. This is a highly anticipated move, and comes about due to demand from the triathlon public who have inundated event organisers to add a half distance race to the CHALLENGEGALWAY experience when the race series lands in Ireland…

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  • Degasperi and Cheetham take victory at Challenge Forte Village Sardinia

    Athletes from 35 nations lined up on Sunday morning at the second edition of CHALLENGEFORTEVILLAGE, Sardina’s largest event, in a thrilling race that eventually saw Alessandro Degasperi (ITA) and Susie Cheetham (GBR) take the wins in 3:53:56 and 4:26:20 respectively. At 8:00am the pro field lined up including European Champion…

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  • Sara Loehr Muñoz and Filip Ospaly reign in Challenge Paguera Mallorca

    Sarah Loehr Munoz (ESP) and Filip Ospaly (CZE) took out the top titles at CHALLENGEPAGUERAMALLORCA this weekend on the spectacular Mediterranean island. A stunning day dawned in Paguera, demonstrating once again that the Mallorcan climate is unique and can enjoy outdoor sports all year around. With a calm blue sea and striking…

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  • Top pros line up for Challenge Mallorca this weekend

    Saturday, October 17, spectators at CHALLENGEPAGUERAMALLORCA can enjoy with the long distance debut of the ITU World Triathlon Series runner-up, Mario Mola (ESP). He won’t have an easy race, the two last european Championships Filip Ospaly (the current European Middle Distance Champion ETU Championships Rimini 2015) and Giulio Molinari (middle distance European…

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  • New course for Challenge Poznan 2016

    Enea CHALLENGEPOZNAN 2015 was a record-breaking event in Poland with more than 3,500 athletes and almost 20,000 spectators. Plans for 2016 are even more spectacular with the ETU European Long Distance Championship as well as popular half-distance, relays, junior and shourt course races with an expected 6,000 participants over the three-day celebration…

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  • Mario Mola to make middle distance debut at Challenge Mallorca

    ITU World Triathlon Series runner-up, Mario Mola (ESP), will make his long distance debut at CHALLENGEPAGUERA-MALLORCA on 17 October. The Majorcan triathlete will round off his hugely successful season, which included a win in last weekend’s grand final in Chicago, on his home turf as he takes on the 1.9-90-21 distance for…

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  • Challenge Family receives Industry Leader of the Year Award

    CHALLENGEFAMILY’s commitment to the continued development of the triathlon industry was acknowledged at the TBI Awards at Interbike last night where the global triathlon organisation received Triathlon Industry Leader of the Year. Jack Caress President of TBI said of the award, “CHALLENGEFAMILY is a leader in the sport of triathlon on…

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  • Athletes conquer Challenge Cedar Point and Mother Nature!

    The weekend ended on a high note at 12:05AM when the final finisher in the Full made it to the rocking finish line with 5 minutes to spare.   The weekend began with challenging weather conditions, forcing the cancellation of Saturday’s events.  Due to unsafe conditions, the swim and bike portions were shut down…

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  • European Champions crowned at Challenge Weymouth

    A hard day of racing at today’s CHALLENGEWEYMOUTH saw two new ETU European Champions crowned and thousands of triathlon dreams come true on England’s Jurassic Coast. Marek Jaskolka (POL) and Camilla Lindholm (SWE) took the Championship titles in 8:42:32 and 9:41:31 respectively. The day dawned with calm seas and light winds that…

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  • Fachbach and Walther crowned Challenge Almere-Amsterdam champions

    Markus Fachbach (GER) and Kathrin Walther (GER) have taken victory at CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM today, after exciting racing in the polders of Flevoland. Fachbach was followed closely by Dutch favourite Mark Oude Bennink throughout nearly the entire race. Walther switched positions throughout the day with Camille Deligny (FRA). Irene Kinnegim (NED) eventually came second…

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  • Challenge Almere-Amsterdam celebrates 35 years of triathlon with a sell-out!

    Over 2,500 athletes will participate in CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM on 11-13 September, celebrating 35 years of triathlon at this historic race. The last slot for CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM was sold Friday night September 4th, and it was time for race director Richard Belderok to make a final calculation of the number of participants. “After the possibility to…

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  • McMahon and Spieldenner win 2015 Valley First Challenge Penticton

    Valley First ChallengePenticton today crowned two new champions in Victoria BC’s Brent McMahon and Peoria, Illinois’s Jennifer Spieldenner. The 33rd edition of the long-distance triathlon was held today in Penticton and the surrounding area, over a 1.9 km swim, 90 km bike and 21 km run. Italian-born, U.S. resident Davide Giardini led…

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  • Challenge Penticton announces changes to 2016 program

    Valley First Challenge Penticton today announced changes to the 2016 event as Penticton prepares to host the ITU World Triathlon and Multisport Festival the following year. The 2016 Valley First Challenge Penticton will be run across one single distance; the world long-course championship distance of 3 km swim, 120 km…

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  • Inaugural Challenge Maceio starts with a sell-out

    CHALLENGEFAMILY Triathlon is heading to North Brazil for the first time with this weekend’s inaugural CHALLENGEMACEIO on Sunday 23 August. With its flat, fast course, CHALLENGEMACEIO is considered another record breaker race of the world. At the end of the Brazilian winter season, calm and clear water is expected, the flat fast lane of the…

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  • World class pros line up for Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl

    CHALLENGEWALCHSEE in the Tyrolean Alps has become a fixture of the European race calendar. This year not only the defending champions Giulio Molinari and Yvonne Van Vlerken enter the race, but also Filip Ospaly and Daniella Sämmler join the competition for the popular title on Sunday 23 August. Athletes from all…

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  • Challenge Wanaka to host NZ Ultra Distance National Championships

    CHALLENGEWANAKA announced today it has been awarded National Championship status by Triathlon New Zealand and will host the 2016 New Zealand Ultra Distance Championships at its 10th anniversary event on 20 February. Internationally renowned as the world’s most scenic long distance triathlon,   CHALLENGEWANAKA will now also provide New Zealanders with the opportunity to become…

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  • Rieser and Aernouts win inaugural Enea Challenge Poznan

    CHALLENGEFAMILY arrived in Poland in force at the weekend with over 3,500 athletes taking part in the three-day long Enea CHALLENGEPOZNAN triathlon festival. In Sunday’s flagship half distance race Diana Riesler (GER) and Bart Aernouts (BEL) were unbeatable to take the wins. The fight for a victory was between the Polish and foreign…

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  • Triathlon like Poland has never before seen – Enea Challenge Poznan

    The best Polish and world triathletes (including medalists of the European and world championships), as well as Polish Junior Championships – you’ll get it all on 25th and 26th of July at CHALLENGEPOZNAN.  The triathlon weekend at CHALLENGEPOZNAN will start with the sprint-distance Polish Junior Championships on Saturday. Juniors will start the race…

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  • Challenge Family Releases Global Pro Athletes Prize Earnings

    CHALLENGEFAMILY today released the mid-year prize money earnings of the top 20 male and female professional athletes racing Olympic and long course races. The full report, which features just under 700 athletes, was generated as part of CHALLENGEFAMILY‘s commitment to developing the professionalism of the sport. It follows on from the successful…

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  • Challenge Regensburg reveals full course details

    “We are delighted to present the final course”, organizer Tom Tajsich announces after months of planning and coordinating. The result is a spectacular race between the recreation area Guggenberger See, the Bavarian Forest Nature Park and the UNESCO World Heritage City of Regensburg. The highlight of the event will be…

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  • Frommhold and van Vlerken win at record DATEV Challenge Roth

    Nils Frommhold (GER) and Yvonne van Vlerken (NED) stole the show today at DATEV CHALLENGEROTH with two outstanding wins in a race that also delivered a new bike course record and record crowds of over quarter of a million spectators. As in 2014, Frommhold and defending champion Timo Bracht (GER) dominated CHALLENGEROTH. However,…

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  • Challenge Family Europe announces end-of-season bonus for pro athletes

    Professional athletes racing CHALLENGEFAMILY races in Europe can earn an end-of-season windfall with today’s announcement of a new prize money bonus structure for the 2016 season. This initiative provides professional athletes with the opportunity to race for a share €140,000 end-of-season bonus. The bonus will pay five deep for both men and…

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  • International field lines up for Challenge St Andrews

    CHALLENGESTANDREWS race week has arrived. This weekend will feature the top amateur and professional athletes in the sport racing in the beautiful seaside resort town of St. Andrews-by-the-Sea. One of Canada’s oldest tourist resorts, featuring the iconic Algonquin Resort, St Andrews has been a tourist destination for over a century.  This…

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  • Challenge Venice, Italy, joins the Challenge Family

    A full distance triathlon in what is universally regarded as the world’s most beautiful city was today announced by CHALLENGEFAMILY with the launch of CHALLENGEVENICE, taking place on 5 June 2016. With the iconic Venetian skyline as a backdrop and a fast, flat course through the beautiful ‘Garden of Venice’ countryside, CHALLENGEVENICE is set to…

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  • Böcherer and Philipp win inaugural Challenge Heilbronn titles

    A race ‘InTheMiddleOfTheCity’, a transition zone in a multi-storey parking lot, a carbo loading party with Swabian ravioli, the inaugural CHALLENGEHEILBRONN in Germany presented lots of innovations with Andi Böcherer (GER) and Laura Philipp (GER) taking out the ultimate titles. At one of the toughest races this season Andi Böcherer was first…

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  • World class field lines up for Challenge Heilbronn

    This Sunday, 21 June, CHALLLENGEHEILBRONN in Germany will feature one of the best half distance line-ups from this year: Andreas Dreitz, Sebastian Kienle, Maurice Clavel, Andi Böcherer, Ronnie Schildknecht, Michael Raelert, Nils Frommhold, Horst Reichel, Guilio Molinari and Julian Mutterer will fight for the men’s win. The women’s title will be chased by…

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  • Stage set for Challenge San Gil, Mexico

    The stage is set for the first ever CHALLENGEFAMILY event in Mexico on June 21st, CHALLENGESANGIL. With a powerful professional field vying for a share of the $45,000 prize purse and more than 900 triathletes of all backgrounds and abilities eager to test the tough yet inviting San Gil course, the weekend will…

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  • Bockel and Vesterby triumphant at inaugural Challenge Denmark

    Dirk Bockel (LUX) was across the finish line at the first ever CHALLENGEDENMARK while local, Michelle Vesterby (DEN) took out the women’s race held in the Danish cities of Herning and Billund. Having recently battled a hip injury, Bockel was ecstatic with the win. “I proved today that I am back,” he…

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  • Countdown to Challenge Camsur

    Celebrities and world-class triathletes are ready to take on the fast course of this weekend’s CHALLENGECAMSUR in the Philippines on Sunday 14 June. Among the celebrity triathletes who are expected to strut their stuff at the inaugural Yellow Cab CHALLENGECAMSUR race is Thai recording superstar Nabin Yavapolkul who is coached by multi-awarded Pro women triathlete…

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  • Challenge Denmark ready for kick-off

    The Nordic Summer has finally made it to Denmark, and the two cities of Billund and Herning are getting ready to host more than 1,500 athletes from all over the world racing at the sellout-out CHALLENGEDENMARK this Saturday 13 June. When the sun rises on Saturday morning, the numerous athletes – professional…

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  • Challenge Bahrain returns with Triple Crown Grand Final

    CHALLENGEFAMILY today announced CHALLENGEBAHRAIN will once again break new ground in the triathlon world as the world’s largest half distance NIGHT TRIATHLON on 20 November 2015. CHALLENGEBAHRAIN will also double as the grand final of the prestigious Nasser Bin Hamad Triple Crown which will see Daniela Ryf (SUI) and Terenzo Bozzone (NZL), race against the world’s best…

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  • Challenge Galway announced

    CHALLENGEFAMILY today announced the latest addition to its triathlon family – the much awaited CHALLENGEGALWAY in Ireland, taking place on 24-26 June 2016. CHALLENGEGALWAY will be a full festival of triathlon with a series of events running over the weekend for all ages and abilities: from first timers, to the professional long-distance triathletes. The weekend will culminate…

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  • Challenge Family launches women-specific clothing range

    CHALLENGEFAMILY has launched a range of technical tri gear designed specifically for its female athletes in time for the Northern Hemisphere summer. Every winter in in the Far North, the night skies light up with the beauty of the Northern Lights – the Aurora Borealis. CHALLENGEFAMILY is bringing this light show down to…

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  • Countdown to Challenge Salou

    This weekend, on 31 May, more than 1,500 athletes will race in this inaugural event, the only CHALLENGEFAMILY event on the Spanish peninsula and a true festival of sport with the flagship half distance together with Short Challenge, Aqua Challenge, Junior Challenge and Breakfast Run. With 20% of participants from outside Spain, CHALLENGESALOU will bring…

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  • Challenge Regensburg entries open 1 June

    On 1 June 2015 the official start of registration for CHALLENGEREGENSBURG 2016 will kick-off. The interest towards the long-distance event in Bavaria, Germany, is already enormous. Several hundred athletes have pre-registered within the past four weeks. All looking forward to 14 August 2016 when the starting signal will sound at Lake Guggenberger, the…

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  • CHALLENGE RIMINI Prepares To Crown Europe’s Newest Champions

    CHALLENGERIMINI is ready to welcome a flood of triathletes from all over the world, heading to Italy to compete in the event that will crown the ETU European Half Distance European Champions.  More than 2,600 athletes from 25 countries will compete in what has become the leading half distance triathlon event…

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  • Dye and Smith triumphant at Challenge Knoxville

    The Challenge Family Americas season officially got underway with Challenge Knoxville presented by Pilot Flying J on the site of the 1982 World’s Fair Park under rain soaked skies on Sunday morning.  The cooler than expected weather conditions were welcomed by most athletes after a few days foreboding high heat…

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  • Challenge Americas gears up for season opener

    Beneath the giant 300-foot Sunsphere at World’s Fair Park, athletes will gather on May 17th for the much anticipated season opener of the Challenge Family Americas races, Challenge Knoxville presented by Pilot Flying J. Headlining the field are top talents Cameron Dye (USA) and Rebekah “Bek” Keat (AUS). A champion of…

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  • Relay team of legends will race at Challenge Denmark

    They’ve been each other’s biggest competitors. They’ve been fighting for the same trophies, climbing the same thrones and training for the same races. On June 13th the three legends of triathlon, Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack, Thomas Hellriegel and Luc Van Lierde will cross the finish line at  as a team. When the inaugural CHALLENGEDENMARK kicks…

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  • Challenge Poznan to host 2016 ETU European Long Distance Triathlon Championships

    Poznan will be the capital of the Polish triathlon! The capital of Wielkopolska will host the best European athletes again. After football and basketball players, canoeists and rowers there comes a time for triathletes. In 2016 the official ETU European Long Distance Championships will be held within one of the…

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  • Challenge Family arrives in Chile

    On 13 February 2016 Chile will host the country’s first Challenge Family triathlon with the announcement of the half distance Challenge Puerto Varas. Puerto Varas, one of the most beautiful regions and cities in southern Chile is also known as “La ciudad de las rosas” or “the city of roses. It was formed…

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  • CHALLENGE REGENSBURG Opens Pre-Registration

    On 14 August 2016, the historic town of Regensburg will host Germany’s newest long distance race and sister event to the legendary DATEV CHALLENGEROTH – CHALLENGEREGENSBURG. The event was only announced a few weeks ago, but the national and international interest in the long-distance triathlon has been huge. Therefore the organisers are giving…

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  • Ryf, Caviattella victorious at Challenge Fuerteventura

    This weekend’s CHALLENGEFUERTEVENTURA saw Italy’s Jonathan Ciavattella claiming victory over a strong field while there were no surprises in the women’s race with a resounding win by Daniela Ryf (SUI). Coming out of the water in second place in 24:06, just 12 seconds behind Douglas Roberts (GBR) and a minute ahead of…

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  • Bozzone Brilliant in Taiwan

    New Zealand’s Terenzo Bozzone continued his unbeaten 2015 record over the half distance today winning Challenge Taiwan. The 30-year-old was pushed all the way in the early stages but made his move on the run, eventually winning in a time of 3:52:31. Czech Republic Potuckova’s experience showed, recording her first win…

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  • Top Field of Participants at DATEV Challenge Roth

    39-year-old Timo Bracht is really eager to defend his title in Roth. He has refrained from taking part in Hawaii this year, and instead has set clear priorities for DATEV CHALLENGEROTH. Bracht is an extremely well-organised and highly-skilled sports and nutrition scientist, but he needed four trials until he finally…

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  • World champions head to Challenge Fuerteventura

    European Long Distance Champion 2014, Markus Fachbach (GER) heads the men’s field, joined by former duathlon World Champion, Joerie Vansteelant (BEL), CHALLENGEROTH champion Timo Bracht (GER) along with local hero, Spaniard Víctor Manuel del Corral and former European champion Ritchie Nicholls (GBR). The women’s field is equally impressive with triathlon legend…

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  • Challenge Family adds new entry opportunities to sold-out DATEV Challenge Roth

    CHALLENGEFAMILY today announced additional opportunities for age group athletes to secure a guaranteed spot at DATEV CHALLENGEROTH 2016 through its series of 44 full and half distance triathlons. When entries open in July to CHALLENGEFAMILY’s flagship race and the world’s largest long distance triathlon, CHALLENGEROTH, they sell out in a matter of seconds. Now athletes…

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  • Challenge Roth swims faster with blueseventy

    blueseventy, the worldwide leader in open water swimming wetsuits and accessories, is the new swim course partner for DATEV Challenge Roth as part of a three-year agreement. The USA-based company has an excellent reputation among swimmers and triathletes, as blueseventy has a twenty-year history of developing, testing and modifying its…

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  • Challenge Family and 32Gi Announce Major European Event Partnerships

    Challenge Family and 32Gi have today announced a key partnership that will see 32Gi as the Official Nutrition Partner of five major European Challenge Family races from 2015 to 2017. The partnership includes the world’s largest long course triathlon event, Challenge Roth, which has been awarded the title of the…

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  • Challenge Family announces Challenge Regensburg

    The UNESCO World Heritage City of Regensburg will provide a spectacular stage for triathletes: Swimming in the recreational area of Lake Guggenberger See, just eight miles outside of the town, cycling through the impressive landscape of the Bavarian Forest Nature Park and running alongside historical monuments and the beautiful riverside…

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  • Bozzone, Ryf Win Big At Challenge Dubai

    New Zealand’s Terenzo Bozzone put the rest of the world on notice today with a resounding win over a class field at Challenge Dubai from Tim Reed (AUS) and Michael Raelert (DEU). “I’m just so thankful that I could be part of it and would like to thank everyone. This is…

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  • Challenge Dubai draws million-dollar field

    24 February 2015 – The focus turns to the Middle East this weekend for the inaugural Challenge Dubai on Friday 27 and the event has drawn out a million dollar field and triathlon royalty. As the first race in the Triple Crown Series encompassing Challenge Dubai, Challenge Oman and Challenge Bahrain,…

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  • Top athletes assemble in New Zealand for Challenge Wanaka

    Challenge Wanaka has one again attracted an impressive field of professional and age group athletes to take on triathlon’s ultimate distance in New Zealand’s spectacular Southern Alps on 22 February. Recently winning the World’s Most Scenic Triathlon accolade at Triathlon Business International Awards in the USA, Challenge Wanaka will feature…

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  • World class field in 2015 Yellow Cab Pizza Challenge Philippines

    Challenge Philippines has assembled the most prestigious and fastest pro field in Southeast Asia for the 2015 Yellow Cab Challenge Philippines Subic-Bataan race kicking off this February 21. World champion Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack is set to lead an impressive cast in the latest leg of the international racing series that…

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  • Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl to host the 2016 ETU European Half Distance Triathlon Championships

    Challenge Family CEO Zibi Szlufcik said he was delighted by the selection of the Tyrolean tourist region as venue for the European Championships. “Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl has for several years now stood out for its brilliant organization down to the last detail and its breathtaking course through the incredibly beautiful Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl…

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  • Runaway wins for Griffin and Hauschildt at Challenge Melbourne

    Australia’s Leon Griffin was the best on course today in tough conditions to win Challenge Melbourne from a world-class field, edging out rising star Nick Kastelein and veteran Peter Robertson. In the women’s race, Melissa Hauschildt showed her class running away from Christie Sym and Lisa Marangon to claim victory.…

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  • Champions turn out for Challenge Melbourne

    Challenge Melbourne has drawn out the best field of the season in the Asia Pacific region to contest this sell out event on Sunday 1 February 2015. Australia’s Tim Van Berkel has more than just his title to defend this weekend after making a rookie error in Auckland taking a…

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  • Challenge Family announces new structure in the Americas

    Challenge Family is continuing to strengthen its position as the quality leader in global long distance triathlon with the appointment of a new management team to develop further growth in North, South and Central America. The Challenge Americas team will oversee the region’s 14 full and half distance Challenge Family…

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  • Gomez signs on for Challenge Dubai

    Spanish sensation Javier Gomez is the latest addition to an outstanding field already assembled to race the inaugural Challenge Dubai on 27 February. One of the world’s greatest athletes, Gomez rewrote history in 2014 after winning his fourth ITU World Championship title in Edmonton and just two weeks later claimed…

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  • Challenge Wanaka on track for record field

    New Zealand’s largest annual triathlon festival, Challenge Wanaka, is once again set for a record field of both amateur and professional athletes. With two weeks of entries remaining, numbers have already surpassed 2014 levels over the full (226km) and half (113km) distance events in both individual and relay team entries.…

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  • Challenge Dubai announces $300k prize purse

    The prize purse and structure was announced today by Challenge Dubai, the first race of the Challenge Triple Crown Series on 27 February 2015. After the ground breaking race at Challenge Bahrain which set the triathlon world alight, and revealed the future of the sport Challenge Family and their partners…

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  • Challenge Family announces Challenge San Gil Queretaro, Mexico

    The Mexico triathlon community today welcomed the news of Challenge Family’s newest member – Challenge San Gil Queretaro, taking place over the half distance on 7 June 2015. Challenge San Gil brings the total number of Challenge Family races in Latin America to four, joining Challenge Florianopolis and Challenge Maceio…

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  • Inaugural Challenge Maceió sells out!

    The beautiful course at Pajuçara Beach will host over 1,300 athletes over the half distance as well as 600 women for Challenge Women and 100 children for Junior Challenge from all over the world in August 23rd during the 4 day event. With a flat and fast course, Challenge Maceió is…

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  • Challenge Family announces $1 million prize purse as part of Triple Crown series

    The record-breaking Challenge Bahrain wrapped today with an announcement that has set the benchmark in global endurances sport. At the Challenge Bahrain Awards Ceremony, His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa announced plans for the Challenge Triple Crown, a series of three half-distance triathlons culminating with a grand final…

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  • Raelert, Frederiksen reign at Challenge Bahrain

    Germany’s Michael Raelert returned to the winners’ circle today in commanding style to claim the world’s richest half-Iron distance prize purse and title of Challenge Bahrain champion. While Denmark’s Helle Frederiksen struck gold in the women’s race. After surrendering his lead late into the bike to fellow countryman Andreas Dreitz,…

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  • Challenge Family announces South American expansion with Challenge Maceio, Brazil

    The global triathlon series Challenge Family has launched Challenge Maceió, the second event in South America. The beautiful course at Pajuçara Beach will host athletes from all over the world in 23 August 2015 over the half distance.  In a flat, fast and intense course, Challenge Maceió is considered another…

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  • Countdown to Challenge Bahrain – one week to go!

    The countdown to the sell-out Challenge Bahrain is underway with the world’s greatest triathletes, along with over 1,000 age groupers, preparing to make their way to the Kingdom of Bahrain to create triathlon history. On 6 December a formidable start list, featuring current and previous world champions, Olympians and Commonwealth…

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  • Challenge Family arrives in Latin America this weekend

    On 30 November the global race series Challenge Family will arrive in Latin America with the inaugural Challenge Florianopolis to be held in Jurerê Internacional, with over 1,500 athletes from all over the world travelling to the ‘Magic Island’ including a strong pro field of over 40 elite athletes. The…

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  • Stars line up for Challenge Laguna Phuket

    This year’s Challenge Laguna Phuket in Thailand will see world champions compete for a slice of the race’s 25,000 Euro prize purse. Following the success of its inaugural event in 2013, the iconic multi-sports weeklong event “Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest” has already kicked off with the 21st Laguna Phuket Triathlon taking…

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  • Pro athletes get voice with Challenge Family

    Challenge Family today confirmed all professional triathletes competing in Challenge Bahrain next month are invited to take part in a closed Pro Athlete Forum, providing them with an opportunity to discuss key elements of the sport in a relaxed environment with Challenge Family leaders Felix Walchshöfer and Zibi Szlufcik. The…

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  • Amberger, Luxford deliver in Shepparton

    Australia’s Josh Amberger and Annabel Luxford produced faultless performances to win at the first edition of Challenge Shepparton, Australia, today in tough conditions. A wet start to the day turned into a perfect one for Amberger, leading from the gun and beating a class field. Brad Kahlefeldt ran himself into second…

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  • Challenge Family regional championships and prize money confirmed in the Americas

    The Americas region has a new championship series with today’s announcement of the Challenge Americas Championships, to be held at Challenge Knoxville, Tennessee in May 2016. Encompassing all 13 half and full distance Challenge Family races in North, South and Central America, qualifying for the Championships will start at Challenge…

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  • Inaugural Challenge Shepperton, Australia line up

    The injury has put an abrupt end to Keat’s 2014 campaign; she will also miss the lucrative Challenge Bahrain race on December 6. “I’m devastated, I was so excited about coming back,” said Keat. Kahlefeldt has been in great form over the half Iron-distance since returning to Australia in September. Finishing…

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  • Blatchford, Robbins claim wins at Challenge Forster, Australia

    Liz Blatchford put on a master class performance to win on debut at her first Challenge Family event today at Forster. While part-time Port Macquarie triathlete Mitch Robbins overhauled a class field to take the men’s title. Robbins produced a superb backend race to defeat Casey Munro and Ryan Waddington…

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  • Challenge Poznan announced as 2016 ETU European Long Distance Triathlon Championships

    Challenge Family and the European Triathlon Union today announced Challenge Poznan in Poland as the host for the 2016 ETU European Long Distance Triathlon Championships. ETU president, Renato Bertrandi said, “As the European Triathlon Union we are really proud of the cooperation with Challenge Family. This cooperation is based on…

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  • Challenge Family announces second race in Middle East with Challenge Dubai

    Challenge Family has extended its footprint in the Middle East with today’s announcement of the half distance Challenge Dubai, set to take place on 27 February 2015. In a partnership between Challenge Family, Challenge Bahrain and the Dubai Sports Council, Challenge Dubai will be based in the famous Jumeirah Beach…

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  • Blatchford, Fettell on debut at Challenge Forster

    Blatchford is backing up after a top ten performance at Hawaii in tough conditions, but is adamant her body will be fully recovered for Challenge Forster. “It will definitely be a test on how the body has pulled up but worth having a crack. “You can never quite predict how…

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  • Challenge Bahrain announces a sell-out field

    The field brings together world champions, Olympic champions and along with some of the greatest names in triathlon such as Mirinda Carfrae (AUS), Sebastian Kienle (GER), Rachel Joyce (GBR), Caroline Steffen (SUI) and Jan Frodeno (GER) and as part of the 80-strong pro field. Joining them are over 1,000 age…

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  • World’s best ITU women go long in Challenge Bahrain

    Challenge Bahrain has attracted the greatest line up of world-class athletes ever seen over the half distance. This includes three of the best women on the ITU circuit – Jodie Stimpson (GBR), Erin Densham (AUS) and Nicky Samuels (NZ), all making their long course debut at Challenge Bahrain on December…

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  • European Champions crowned at the first edition of Challenge Paguera-Mallorca

    This weekend Paguera welcomed the first edition of the Challenge Paguera-Mallorca and the ETU European Half Distance Triathlon Championships, an spectacular event with victories from Giulio Molinari (ITA) and Lisa Hütthaler (AUT), earning both of them the title of ETU European Champion. Over 1,100 triathletes took part in all the…

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  • Challenge Bahrain to support development of local triathletes

    Challenge Bahrain today announced its prize purse for age group Bahraini and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) athletes taking part in the half distance triathlon event on 6 December. The prize purse is usually the domain of professional athletes but to celebrate triathlon taking place in Bahrain, the reward has been…

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  • Sell-out field for ETU European Championships at Challenge Paguera Mallorca

    The beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca is getting ready to host 1,200 athletes from around the world for the official ETU European Half Distance Triathlon Championships this Sunday, 18 October at Challenge Paguera Mallorca. Europe’s top names in triathlon will line up in a 70 deep pro field to claim…

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  • Challenge Rancho Cordova Draws Strong Field

    In keeping with Challenge Family’s tradition of presenting spectacular events in iconic destinations, on 5 October the inaugural Challenge Rancho Cordova will take place just on the outskirts of California’s state capital of Sacramento. Challenge Rancho Cordova half distance provides a 1.2 mile swim course that will take place at…

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  • Challenge Family announces new race in Poland

    Challenge Family today arrived in Eastern Europe with the announcement of Challenge Poznań, a half distance triathlon in Greater Poland’s historic capital, taking place on 26 July 2015.  Poznań is a modern city of business, also abundant in green areas and the relics of the beginnings the Polish statehood. They…

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  • Challenge Family announces new race in the Philippines

    After a successful inaugural Challenge Philippines in February, held in Subic Bay and Bataan, Challenge Family have announced the expansion of their footprint in Asia with the launch of new half distance triathlon, Challenge CamSur, to be held on June 14, 2015. Challenge Family events are known world wide for…

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  • All British victory at Challenge Weymouth

    Challenge Weymouth took place this weekend, with over 1400 athletes lining up to take part in both half and full distance events. Joe Skipper (GBR) and Eleanor Hersign (GBR) took out the wins at this inaugural race located in the beautiful seaside town of Weymouth, showcasing the very best of…

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  • Fachbach and Bij de Vaate crowned European champions at Challenge Almere

    Outstanding performances in Challenge Amsterdam-Almere earned German Markus Fachbach (GER) and Heleen bij de Vaate (NED) official ETU European Long Distance Triathlon Championship titles on Saturday. Fachbach controlled the race from the early stages of the bike, when he overtook last year’s winner Bart Colpaert (BEL). Bij de Vaate had…

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  • Thousands ready for UK’s inaugural Challenge Weymouth

    This weekend will see the inaugural Challenge Weymouth event take place on England’s south coast. Alongside the 1500 age group competitors racing over both the Challenge full and Challenge half distance races, a strong pro field of 12 men and seven women will vie for the top spot on the…

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  • 2014 ETU European Long Distance Triathlon Championship titles to be decided at Challenge Almere-Amsterdam

    Host city Almere has a long standing history in the sport of triathlon. On Saturday 13 September it will host of the ETU European championships for the third time, with also a World Championship already being held once in this Dutch city that is renowned for its dykes and electricity…

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  • Challenge Family and Rev3 announce partnership

    Family and Rev3 today announced a partnership that redefines long distance triathlon in North America. The two series are merging and, beginning in 2015, Rev3 races will be incorporated into the Challenge Family global triathlon series and branded as Challenge events. This combination will result in a stronger North American…

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  • Van Vlerken takes fourth victory at Challenge Walchsee, breakthrough win for Molinaro

    As the fog hung low over the Tyrolean mountains, the deafening start cannon sent the 1,300 Challenge Walchsee athletes on their 113km journey through the Kaiserwinkl which would result in a fourth victory for Yvonne van Vlerken (NED) with Giulio Molinaro (ITA) taking out the men’s title. Age grouper Lukasz…

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  • Unrivaled age group experience announced for Challenge Bahrain

    Challenge Family has revealed details on what age group athletes can expect at the game-changing Challenge Bahrain on 6 December. The focus is firmly on a quality race experience combined with Bahrain hospitality that will set a new standard in triathlon. The race experience will start before international athletes have…

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  • Challenge Family makes addition to senior management team

    Challenge Family has today announced the appointment of Marcus Altmann to oversee the Asia Pacific region, covering Challenge Family’s existing races in Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand. He will also work on developing new race locations within the region. “With Marcus’s extensive background in the triathlon business and…

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  • Excitement builds for Challenge Vichy

    The tension is gathering momentum for the triathletes of Challenge Vichy and Vichy Half Triathlon as they make their way to the beautiful French city of Vichy this week. The fight to cross the finish line first on Sunday is likely to be tight among the professionals. Among the men,…

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  • Top names do battle at Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl

    This weekend athletes will compete for the prestigious titles at Challenge Walchsee in the Austrian Tyrol. In the men’s race Michael Raelert and Dirk Bockel will duel for the title, while in the women’s competition Yvonne Van Vlerken will make an attempt to win the race for the fourth time.…

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  • Symonds, Lester defend titles at 2014 Valley First Challenge Penticton Canada

    “Repeat” was the word of the day at the 2014 Valley First Challenge Penticton Canada after Penticton’s hometown champion Jeff Symonds (CAN) and Carrie Lester (AUS) successfully defended their titles from last year. Symonds crossed the line at 8:26.58, shaving nearly three minutes off his 2013 time. Sunday’s finish was…

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  • Reed upstages his apprentice to win Challenge Gold Coast

    Australia’s Tim Reed laid down a championship performance to outrace his young charge Sam Appleton and win the inaugural Challenge Gold Coast. New Zealand’s Amelia Rose Watkinson just edged out Australia’s Annabel Luxford in a hard-fought battle with the former world champion. Byron Bay based Reed is coaching the Sydneysider Appleton…

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  • Valley First Challenge Penticton champions to defend their titles

    Will home field advantage be among the deciding factors for the second Valley First Challenge Penticton Canada? A field of male pros will be threatening hometown champion Jeff Symond’s (Canada) attempt at grabbing back-to-back titles, including Scott Defilippis (United States) who had a strong run time last year to take…

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  • Star-studded field announced for Challenge Bahrain

    Challenge Bahrain has announced its pro field to date and confirmed the start line on 6 December will be one of the most impressive ever seen over the half distance. Hundreds of age group athletes will race along side the biggest names in triathlon on one of the fastest and…

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  • World champions line up for Challenge Gold Coast

    Two former world champions Pete Jacobs and Annabel Luxford headline a star studded professional field to contest the inaugural Challenge Gold Coast this Sunday. The Australian pair form part of a quality field assembled to contest the newest addition to the Challenge Family event roster in Australia, which includes events…

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  • Challenge Weymouth to Host 2015 ETU Long Distance Triathlon Championships

    Challenge Family, European Triathlon Union (ETU) and British Triathlon are delighted to announce that Challenge Weymouth UK will host the 2015 ETU European Long Distance Triathlon Championships on Sunday 13th September 2015. Famous for its fine Georgian seafront and long golden, sandy beaches, Weymouth offers one of the most spectacular and…

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  • USA’s Eric Limkemann and Meredith Kessler triumph at inaugural Challenge New Albany

    Eric Limkemann bested a strong men’s field which included uber biker Andrew Starykowicz  and Australia’s Leon Griffin in the inaugural Challenge New Albany. Limkemann used the fourth fastest swim (22:51), the days fastest bike split of 2:07:14 and the sixth fastest run (1:18:43) to win soundly in 3:50:30. Leon Griffin…

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  • Bracht, Carfrae conquer at Challenge Roth

    Germany’s Timo Bracht stormed home to take an historic victory at the 30th anniversary race of the DATEV Challenge Roth on Sunday. Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae ran herself in the history books posting the second fastest ever run split (2:53:27) to claim a ‘rookie’ Roth win. The win delighted the record…

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  • Challenge Family announces three new races in Spain

    The Challenge Family global series of long distance triathlons today announced three new half distance races in Spain: Challenge Salou, Challenge Riaza and Challenge Menorca. With their idyllic locations and memorable courses, all three destinations are already popular with Spanish athletes under the expert race production of Win Sports Factory,…

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  • Challenge Family North America partners with TriSports.com

    TriSports.com is the world’s leading triathlon retail store. Many of the employees are triathletes – living and breathing the multisport lifestyle while providing excellent customer service and an extensive product selection of triathlon wetsuits, aero race wheels, tri bikes, road bikes, triathlon clothing, running shoes – everything – to triathletes…

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  • DATEV Challenge Roth celebrates 30 years of triathlon with strongest field ever

    On Sunday 20 July, DATEV Challenge Roth will celebrate 30 years of triathlon in Roth with a field of 5,500 athletes from over 60 nations, including the strongest pro field ever seen on the fast Bavarian course. Supported by over 220,000 spectators, Challenge Roth athletes will once again be a…

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  • Challenge Family and Rudy Project announce global partnership

    Challenge Family has today announced a global deal with Rudy Project – the  leading global manufacturer of technical performance eyewear and helmets – appointing Rudy Project as the official worldwide sunglasses and helmet licensee for Challenge Family. The license arrangement will see Rudy Project producing and retailing a dedicated range of…

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  • Hurricane doesn’t stop Carfrae and O’Donnell at inaugural Challenge St Andrews

    Athletes competing in Sunday’s inaugural Challenge St. Andrews triathlon woke up to blue skies and beautiful conditions despite the area being struck hard by Hurricane Arthur on Saturday morning. Race organizers and community volunteers worked straight through the night to clean up from this major storm and set up for Sunday morning’s…

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  • Challenge Atlantic City winners win Royal Package to Challenge Bahrain

    This weekend’s Challenge Atlantic City winners Fredrik Croneborg (SWE) and Laurel Wassner (USA) are not only taking home over $10,000 in prize money each.  They have also secured a spot on the start line of Challenge Bahrain and a chance to win the world’s largest half distance prize purse. Both…

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  • Croneborg and Wassner victorious at inaugural Challenge Atlantic City

    Challenge Family arrived in the USA today as the first Challenge Atlantic City took place in near perfect conditions in front of a crowd of thousands. Sweden’s Fredrik Croneborg and US athlete, Laurel Wassner took top honours in an action-packed day. For Croneborg, it was catch up time for the…

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  • Challenge Rimini announced as host of official ETU European Half Distance Championships

    Challenge Family and the European Triathlon Union (ETU) today announced the 2015 ETU European Middle Distance Triathlon Championships will take place at Challenge Rimini, Italy on Sunday 24 May. Rimini is renowned as the Italian capital of multisport events, as well as for its rich cultural history and stunning landscapes…

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  • Challenge Family ready for the USA

    Challenge Family is making its long awaited US debut this Sunday, June 29, 2014, with 1,500 athletes. Four-time world champion Chris McCormack (AUS) is setting out to make the inaugural title his own but he will first have to leave behind four-time Challenge champion, Dylan McNeice (NZL) and hometown New Jersey athlete,…

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  • Kienle dominates at Challenge Kraichgau

    In the women’s race Gajer came out of the water in third place behind Eva Potůčková (POL) and New Zealander Gina Crawford. Crawford set an early lead which continued throughout the bike and onto the run which is where Gaier finally caught her. What followed next was a heart-stopping show…

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  • Challenge Bahrain announces first pro athletes and $500k prize purse structure

    World champions Mirinda Carfrae and Pete Jacobs, both of Australia, have confirmed their spot on the Challenge Bahrain start line, along with 2013 Challenge Roth champions, Dirk Bockel (LUX) and Caroline Steffen (SUI) and the UK’s leading long course athlete, Rachel Joyce. Two-times world champion, Sebastian Kienle (GER) will also…

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  • Challenge Family announces opportunity to win ‘Royal Package’ to Challenge Bahrain

    Professional triathletes racing at Challenge Atlantic City, Challenge Roth and Challenge Gold Coast are now racing for more than prize money and prestige following today’s announcement from Challenge Family. They are also racing for an invitation with a royal touch to the richest half distance prize purse in the world,…

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  • Challenge Family partners with Bahrain to deliver a new standard in triathlon

    With the first of the annual events taking place on 6 December 2014, Challenge Bahrain marks a new Middle East partnership between Challenge Family and Bahrain. The partnership will have a strong focus on encouraging new participation and excellence in triathlon while creating an opportunity for professional athletes with its US$500,000…

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  • All star field lines up for Challenge Rimini, Italy

    The women’s race promises to be just as exciting with 11-time long distance champion Gina Crawford (NZL) going head to head with Yvonne van Vlerken (AUT). But again, the women’s field is very deep and includes Daniela Sämmler (GER) and Eimear Mullan (IRL), both fresh from the podium at Challenge…

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  • Pedersen marks comeback with victory at Challenge Fuerteventura

    This was Pedersen’s first race since a serious bike crash last year which left her in a coma for a number of weeks. That she was able to race was impressive, that she won shows the drive and determination of remarkable athlete. She led from the start, exiting the water…

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  • Challenge Family Americas Announce World-Class On-Course Nutrition Partnerships for the 2014 Race Series

    Gatorade Endurance is an elite line of sports nutrition products from Gatorade for endurance athletes who have specific fueling needs. Gatorade Endurance will be the official sports drink and energy chew of the Challenge Family Americas’ 2014 race series. Grounded in years of hydration and sports nutrition research at the…

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  • Jenson Button to race Challenge Fuerteventura

    Arriving as part of his triathlon team straight from the Chinese Grand Prix, Button is an avid triathlete as it is part of his training routine for the Formula One season. While Button will fight it out in the age group rankings, the Challenge Fuerteventura pro field is headed by…

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  • New Zealand takes double victory at Challenge Taiwan

    The two races could not have been more different. McNeice led from the start with a 3:28 lead out of the swim over Eric Watson in 46:11. By the time he had reached the 45km mark, he had extended this lead to 6:48 and by the half way point it…

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  • Challenge Family returns to Denmark

    The swim takes place in Fuglsang Lake in Herning, a city renowned for its sporting events and facilities. The cycle heads south towards Billund. The route is flat and fast and athletes can expect some fast times from this course. The race will go through some of the same parts…

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  • Challenge Atlantic City Sports Medicine Symposium

    The CACSMS is a two day comprehensive educational symposium focused on sports medicine for the endurance athlete. The first of its kind in the region, the symposium will feature nationally and internationally renowned speakers in the field of sports medicine as well as athletic performance, nutrition, and recovery. The symposium…

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  • International triathletes set to line up for Challenge Taiwan

    McNeice will have to shake off a number of contenders for his title, including Challenge Philippines champion, Matt Burton (AUS), Challenge Vichy champion, Andrej Vistica (CRO), Sweden’s Fredrik Croneborg (SWE) as well as probably the world’s most prolific long course triathlete, Petr Vabrousek (CZE). The women’s race is also full…

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  • Challenge Family takes number of Australian races to five

    A key part of Australian long course triathlon tradition will continue with today’s announcement of Challenge Shepparton, taking place on 16 November 2014. The 1.9km swim, 90km ride and 21.1km run triathlon will build on Shepparton tradition, but will offer a completely new course, with the event being held at…

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  • Kahlefeldt and Vodickova win Challenge Batemans Bay, Australia

    The men’s race set the pace for the day with a strong Australian contingent heading in to T1 together and leading out on to the bike with Clayton Fettell with Joshua Amberger, Pete Jacobs, Michael Fox, Brad Kahlefeldt, Sam Douglas and Sam Appleton. Amberger set the early pace until the…

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  • World class field at Challenge Batemans Bay, Australia

    This will be Jacobs’ first Challenge event in Australia following multiple podium finishes at the famed Challenge Roth event in Germany. Jacobs is without question one of the biggest names in world triathlon, however he will have to fend off a talented field if he is to claim his maiden…

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  • Challenge Family arrives in Brazil with Challenge Florianopolis

    9 MARCH 2014 – Global triathlon series Challenge Family today announced their first race in Latin America with the launch of Challenge Florianopolis in Brazil. Based at Jurere International in the north of the island of Santa Catarina, the inaugural race will take place on 30 November over the half…

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  • Carfrae and O’Donnell to race with Challenge North America

    The Kona course record holder, who is originally from Australia, recently married fellow pro triathlete, Timothy O’Donnell, the top American finisher in Hawaii last year. O’Donnell, who also finished fifth overall in Hawaii and is considered one of the top long course triathletes in the world, will also be taking part…

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  • Challenge Philippines to feature world-class field of world champions and Olympians

    As well as over 700 age group athletes from 30 nations, the event has attracted some of the top names in the sport including four-time world champion Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack (AUS), keen to take on this tough but stunning course. If McCormack is to take another Challenge title, he will…

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  • Challenge Family adds third event to US 2014 race calendar

    The third U.S. event of the globally expanding Challenge Family series of events, Challenge New Albany has an entire weekend of racing for the entire family. The race weekend gets started on Saturday, July 26 with a Junior Challenge Kidz Triathlon and the Challenge Women’s Triathlon all in downtown New Albany, Ohio. The Challenge…

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  • Challenge Family partners with Athletepath

    Over 6,000 triathletes will toe the line at Challenge Family triathlon events across North America this year, and each athlete will be better supported and more connected than ever before. Challenge Family understands that an athlete’s journey starts months before race day, and involves a passionate team of friends, family,…

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  • Challenge Family and The Sufferfest join forces in world first for triathletes

    Available as a download from TheSufferfest.com, and designed to be used together with a stationary bike and treadmill, Chrysalis takes the viewer through a warm-up and then into a series of four run/bike brick sessions. Each brick features four minutes of running and eight minutes of cycling, with 30-second transitions…

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  • Challenge Melbourne attracts sell-out field

    The Scody Challenge Melbourne event is set to be one of the most exciting events of the season. The event has attracted a very competitive international field with entries selling out in less than a week after they went on sale in May last year. With over 1400 competitors including…

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  • Challenge Rancho Cordova entries open

    With 24 races around the world, Challenge Family is renowned for its focus on athlete experience, community engagement and inclusiveness at all ages and abilities. This ethos filters down from the world’s greatest long distance triathlon, Challenge Roth in Germany, and the philosophy of the Walchshöfer family who run the…

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  • Historic wins for McNeice and Hammond at Challenge Wanaka

    McNeice became the first man to achieve back-to-back victories at the world’s most scenic long-distance triathlon with a time of 8:38:48 while Hammond finally ended Gina Crawford’s 100% record in 9:33:54 after finishing runner up last year. McNeice put in a supreme display of consistent pacing to beat 2010 winner, course…

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  • Challenge Family Arrives in California with Challenge Rancho Cordova

    The 1.2 mile swim course will take place at the Nimbus Dam which is fed by the American River with headwaters high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This is one of the cleanest bodies of water available for any triathlon swim in California and is calm and flat in all…

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  • Challenge Gold Coast Announced

    The inclusion of the Gold Coast race takes the Challenge Australia calendar to four races which currently includes Challenge Melbourne, Challenge Forster and Challenge Batemans Bay. The South Eastern Gold Coast event will encompass a 1.9km pristine swim in Currumbin Creek, a 90km undulating ride through the Currumbin and Tallebudgera…

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  • Challenge Henley voted UK ‘Race of the Year’ 2013

    Over 2000 votes were cast as readers of the website voted for their favourite event from the 2013 race season, and Challenge Henley was the clear winner, with 50.27% of the total vote. Alan Rose, Race Director of Challenge UK said, ‘We are truly honoured to accept this award and…

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  • Olympic gold and silver medalist, Simon Whitfield, to appear at Challenge St Andrews

    Whitfield, who won gold in Sydney in 2000 and silver in Beijing, will participate in a variety of activities throughout race weekend including a Junior Athlete Workshop and the Challenge St Andrews Kids races. Challenge St Andrews race organizers stated today, “ We are absolutely thrilled to have Simon with…

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  • Après Vélo and Challenge Family partner with fashion wear range

    The shirts are the first range to be released under a collaborative global license agreement between Challenge Family and Après Vélo to produce an iconic range of casual wear that embodies the spirit and culture of triathlon and the Challenge Family. Three men’s and three women’s T-shirts have been unveiled…

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  • Challenge Roth voted ‘Best Race of the Year 2013’

    Over 49% of votes went to Challenge Roth with the nearest contender, Hawaii in second place, receiving just 17.6% of the votes. At the “Sailfish Triathlon Night of the Year” in Frankfurt, Challenge CEOs Alice and Kathrin Walchshöfer were delighted to accept the great award from chief editor of Triathlon…

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  • Petraeus and Hauschildt take victories in Challenge Laguna Phuket

    Petræus led out of the swim in 25:22 with Alberto Casadei (ITA) and Alberto Alessandroni (ITA) just seconds behind him and so began a three-way duel that was to last well into the run. The lead chopped and changed throughout the 90k bike. Petræus held his lead during the first…

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  • Challenge Almere-Amsterdam to host 2014 ETU European Long Distance Triathlon Championships

    Challenge Almere-Amsterdam is the third Challenge Family race to host the long distance championships, sharing the honour with DATEV Challenge Roth and Challenge Vichy since the partnership between ETU and Challenge Family began in 2012. “The Challenge Almere organizing committee is very pleased to be part of this legacy”, said…

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  • Challenge Family announces international partnership with C4 Sports

    The new Challenge Family clothing range by C4 Sports will provide athletes with technical triathlon clothing for training and racing, along with casual wear for down days in both generic and event-specific ranges. Challenge Family’s focus on quality extends from its races to its global partners and we only look…

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  • Challenge Atlantic City adds Aquabike to its festival program

    “In keeping with the Challenge Family mantra of an athlete and family friendly race experience and after discussions with USAT, it was decided Atlantic City was the perfect venue to offer Aquabike – Swim-Bike & Dun!” said Robert Vigorito, co-race director. “We will also work closely with our sister race,…

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  • Challenge Weymouth announced as Challenge Family’s new UK home

    Famous for its fine Georgian seafront and long golden, sandy beaches; the views from Weymouth Bay are truly spectacular and make for a unique new race site. The Jurassic Coast is famous internationally as a World Heritage Site, bursting with rich heritage and steeped in over 185 million years of…

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  • Challenge Penticton expands for 2014

    “Penticton set the bar for long-course triathlon in Canada and the United States, and we’re thrilled to roll out a half distance triathlon in 2014 so a whole new group of athletes can take the Challenge,” said Paulette Rennie, Challenge Penticton President. “Athletes have been knocking our door down asking…

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  • Record-breaking victories at Challenge Barcelona

    In the women’s race, Eva Wutti, despite feeling prior to the race that she had not totally recovered from the exceptional time she achieved in Copenhagen, confirmed her place as top seed. “I didn’t see myself as the favourite. Everyone told me I was but I didn’t think I could…

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  • Challenge Family arrives in the USA

    Set to take place in late June 2014 in the Mid-Atlantic region, the inaugural Challenge USA will deliver Challenge Family’s unique style of race experience under the leadership of one of the country’s most respected race directors in a yet-to-be-revealed iconic destination. Robert “Vigo” Vigorito is the 2013 USA Triathlon…

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  • Dancing in the rain at Challenge Walchsee, Austria

    The high-paced race was marked by heavy rains and fierce competition. In the men’s race, Todd Skipworth (AUS) led of the water in 22:10, nearly two minutes faster than his competitors. The former rower was able to extend his lead on the bike course and took a lead of over…

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  • Challenge Penticton makes triathlon history in North America

    Symonds was hot on the heels of Chris McCormack (AUS) out of the swim, only a second behind with 55:37. He hit the bike course hard to grind into a comfortable lead; but at the bottom of the steep Yellow Lake hill, his race took a dramatic turn. Symonds had…

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  • Penticton set to make history as Challenge Family arrives in North America

    Chris McCormack (AUS) has always had Penticton on his bucket list and is thrilled to be competing in the inaugural race. The four-time world champion has more long distance victories to his name than any other male – and is the only person to have won both Olympic and long distance…

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  • Challenge Family arrives in the Philippines

    Taking place in the pristine protected waters of Subic’s IIanin Bay, the rolling hills and costal jungle forests of Subic Bay and Bataan, today’s announcement of Challenge Philippines marks Challenge Family’s first triathlon event in Philippines. Challenge Philippines is the third Asian event of the globally expanding Challenge Family series…

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  • Bockel and Steffen dominate at DATEV Challenge Roth 2013

    Record crowds, perfect race conditions and two champions racing their first Challenge Family race marked the 12th Challenge Roth today with Dirk Bockel and Caroline Steffen taking top honours in 7:52:01 and 8:40:35 respectively. It was Thursday’s DATEV Challenge Roth press conference that saw Dirk Bockel announce his goal to…

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  • Challenge Family heads to Mallorca with Challenge Paguera

    The island of Mallorca with its stunning combination of coastal and mountain scenery and a warm Mediterranean climate is the location for the latest Challenge Family race to be announced. The inaugural Challenge Paguera will take place on 11 October 2014 over the half distance providing a perfect end-of-season hit…

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  • DATEV Challenge Roth gears up for biggest race day of the year

    The eyes of the triathlon world are on the German town of Roth this week as over 5,000 triathletes prepare to take part in the world’s greatest long distance triathlon, DATEV Challenge Roth on Sunday 14 July. As the small Bavarian town prepares for the influx of athletes and over…

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  • Top field for DATEV Challenge Roth 2013

    In the 12th edition of DATEV Challenge Roth on July 14, German professional triathlete and sports scientist Timo Bracht is again seen as the favourite – and will go for the win. Last year, Bracht  had to acknowledge defeat to James Cunnama from South Africa in Roth. Now, the 37-year-old…

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  • Challenge Family launches first North American Half

    The elegant maritime resort town of St Andrews in New Brunswick, Canada is the latest venue to be announced as part of the rapidly growing Challenge Family global series of long distance triathlons. The inaugural Kingsbrae Garden Challenge St Andrews will take place on 6 July 2014 and marks Challenge…

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  • Challenge Family terminates contract with Danish races

    Challenge Family today announced the termination of its contract with YWC Sports and the Challenge Copenhagen and Challenge Aarhus races, effective immediately. The sale by the directors of YWC to the World Triathlon Corporation is understood to put them in breach of a contract that still had two more editions…

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  • Sundberg and Pedersen win KMD Challenge Aarhus titles after great battles

    1.400 athletes had signed up for the third edition of KMD Challenge Aarhus and were greated by sun at the swim start in Hørhaven. A rather rough swim with waves and strong currents made up for slow swim times, and the Stairway to Heaven, the 86 steps leading up to…

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  • Eneko Llanos talks Challenge Vitoria

    Two-time world champion, Vitoria-Gasteiz local and course designer Eneko Llanos talks Challenge Vitoria and why it’s a race worth traveling to plus gives his tips for the course. Q: What makes Challenge Vitoria so special? The courses, the nature, the city, the warmth of the public. We live in a…

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  • McCormack and Csomor take inaugural Challenge Rimini titles

    A thrilling finish and testing conditions made up the inaugural Challenge Rimini at the weekend which saw Chris McCormack (AUS) and Erika Csomor (HUN) take top honours. High winds, strong currents and daunting surf met the athletes on race morning resulting in the swim course being moved and shortened to…

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  • Golden debut for Javier Gomez at Challenge Half Barcelona

    In his first middle distance competition, Javier Gómez Noya spectacularly won both the Half Distance Triathlon European Championship and Challenge Half Barcelona this Sunday.  Camilla Pedersen (DEN) took the women’s title for the second year in a row. Gomez dominated the competition throughout, scoring his dream debut in Calella in…

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  • Challenge Family launches new expo experience

    Challenge Family today revealed a new standard in the triathlon expo experience with the launch of the Challenge Family Lounge. This unique concept will provide athletes at every European Challenge Family race with a one-stop-shop to find out further information about the world’s fastest growing series of long distance triathlons,…

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  • Challenge Melbourne Sells Out

    The successful launch of Challenge Family with three events into Australia continues with Challenge Melbourne selling out today with over 1200 competitors. “I couldn’t be happier with the response from athletes and industry people to the announcement of Challenge Melbourne,” said David Hansen, Challenge Melbourne director. “The emails and phone…

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  • Challenge Family relaunches in Australia with three new events

    Challenge Family has today announced its return to the Australian triathlon scene with three new Challenge Half events being added to their worldwide series. Challenge Melbourne, Challenge Forster and Challenge Bateman’s Bay will spearhead the Challenge Family’s return to Australia. All three Challenge Half distance events will comprise a 1.9km…

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  • McNeice and Granger take inaugural Challenge Taiwan titles

    New Zealand’s Dylan McNeice has again made his mark on the international triathlon circuit as he took his second major title in only his second long distance race at this weekend’s Challenge Taiwan. Meanwhile Belinda Granger (AUS) won the women’s race, claiming her 15th long distance victory in the process.…

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  • Norden and Toft take victory at Challenge Fuerteventura

    A short course athlete also dominated the men’s race with Jens Toft of Denmark making a mark on a pro field that included the likes of Martin Jensen and Konstantin Bachor. Perfect conditions welcomed the 300 athletes from 15 nations gathered on the island of Fuerteventura for the third edition…

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  • Defending champions Raelert and Gajer return to Challenge Kraichgau

    Back to back champion and world record holder, Raelert will face fellow Germans Sebastian Kienle and Timo Bracht while Julia Gajer will be up against former Challenge Kraichgau champion Yvonne van Vlerken (NED). Former German Olympian Maik Petzold (Bautzen) will make his middle distance debut and is aiming for a…

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  • Javier Gomez to make long course debut at Challenge Half Barcelona

    The news was made official at a Press Conference held today at the Higher Sports Council offices in Madrid, attended by some of the senior executives of Spanish sport and the local authorities. Half Challenge Barcelona will feature two of the biggest names in triathlon of the last decade: Gomez and Macca. Last…

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  • DATEV announced as title sponsor for Challenge Roth

    Specialising in tax accountancy solutions and based in Nuremberg, DATEV’s sponsorship marks the start of a new era in the event’s 12-year history and supports the goals and dreams of over 5,000 athletes. DATEV is Germany’s fourth largest software business and Claus Fesel, DATEV marketing and communications manager, said the…

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  • DATEV Challenge Roth announces all star pro field

    Last year, Bracht had to acknowledge defeat to Cunnama. Now, the 37-year-old athlete, who finished sixth in Hawaii, is planning to have his revenge, taking his place on top of the winner’s podium – because a victory at Challenge Roth is still missing in his career. Cunnama from Port Elizabeth,…

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  • Crawford takes fifth title and breakthrough win for McNeice at Challenge Wanaka

    Crawford triumphed over a stomach bug suffered earlier in the week to set a new women’s course record of 9:24:31, bettering her previous record by about four minutes, while McNeice had a break through victory in his first long distance triathlon, after 10 years racing as a professional over the…

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  • Challenge Almere-Amsterday announced

    The Almere course is the world’s only long distance triathlon course located below sea level on reclaimed land at the bottom of what was once the Zuiderzee (South Sea), just 25 kilometers from the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. Still surrounded by water, the course features the typical Dutch landscapes renowned…

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  • Challenge Family launches first long distance race in Asia

    Taking place in Taiwan’s stunning tropical east coast in and around Taitung, Challenge Taiwan marks Challenge Family’s first full distance in Asia and second half distance following the announcement of Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest earlier this month. Taitung is famous for its hot springs and surfing as well as spectacular…

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  • Olympic medalist to race at Challenge Fuerteventura

    Nordén has chosen Playitas Resort on Fuerteventura as her winter training base for her training and she says she is looking forward to racing over the longer distance. “I’m aiming to build a strong base through winter training at Playitas and look forward to a longer distance to challenge me…

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  • Challenge Family announces Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest

    Laguna Phuket Triathlon in Thailand has the longest tradition in triathlon in Asia attracting the sport’s legends and age groupers alike to the stunning tropical island for two decades. In 2013 it will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the launch of the Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest from 24 November –…

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  • Challenge Roth takes top triathlon award

    With voting by over 21,600 athletes, 28% of the votes went to Challenge Roth with Ironman Hawaii in second place (26.5%) and London’s Olympic Games in third place (9%). “We are proud and happy to receive this fantastic award”, said Felix Walchshöfer, CEO of Challenge Roth, at the ceremony. “Sincere…

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  • Challenge Family extends series in Europe with Challenge Vitoria

    Vitoria is the European Green Capital with more green spaces per capita than any other European city and the spectacular course makes the most of this stunning location. Designed in conjunction with local triathlete Eneko Llanos, the course features a 3.8km swim in the Ullibarri-Gamboa Lake in the beautiful Landa…

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  • Macca heads to New Zealand to race Challenge Wanaka

    LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand – An all-star field is heading to New Zealand’s largest annual triathlon festival, Challenge Wanaka, headed by two-time world champion and 12 times iron distance champion, Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack. Widely regarded as the sport’s most successful triathlete, McCormack has won over 200 international races since 1993…

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  • Challenge Family and Chris McCormack announce long term partnership

    The partnership will see McCormack acting both as an ambassador for the long distance triathlon race series and becoming an integral part of the Challenge Family development as it enters its most significant growth phase in the history of the organisation. The family-owned Challenge series has grown from the iconic…

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  • Victory and new course record for Raelert and Crawford at Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl

    It was record breaking conditions at the third Tyrol Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl: 14C at the start, a bit more than 18C in the water of Lake Walchsee, dry streets and overcast with sunny spells. And that was exactly what happened:  German favorite Andreas Raelert finished in 3:48:49, equaling last year’s record…

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  • Challenge Penticton announced – first Challenge Family race in North America

    Challenge Family today announced the expansion of its global series of long distance triathlons into North America with the launch of Challenge Penticton in Canada. Challenge Penticton joins the Challenge Family‘s series of races that includes the world’s largest long distance triathlon, Challenge Roth (Germany), described by world record holder,…

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