Challenge North America hosts top world-wide athletes in Miami race
February 15, 2021
Miami, Florida: CHALLENGE NORTH AMERICA® will host a professional triathlon event at CHALLENGE MIAMI® on the Homestead-Miami Speedway, one of the most picturesque tracks on the NASCAR circuit. Taking place on March 12, 2021, the event will take the competition to even higher stakes than the previous race, CHALLENGE DAYTONA®, as top athletes from all around the world will participate.
Top Athletes including #1 in the world, Jan Frodeno, who has not participated in a race since October 2019, will battle for a $50,000 prize purse. You’ll also witness world-class athletes including CHALLENGEDAYTONAChampion Paula Findlay, second in the world Lucy Charles-Barclay and #4 in the world Sarah Crowley in addition to about 80 additional endurance athletes competing from around the globe. The bike course will also be somewhat unexpected for those who raced at Daytona back in December. The Miami bike race will take place on the road course, increasing overall complexity demanding a strategy to incorporate more than pure speed.
The full roster is as follows:
Emilio Aguayo Munoz
Mauricio Mendez Cruz
Pablo Dapena Gonzalez
Rudy Von Berg
Brittany Higgins (Pierce)
Jan Frodeno says, “After 17 months it’s finally time to push for the line again. I’ve truly missed the pre-race nerves, race training and actual racing and am glad to finally be able to hear a start gun go off.”
This thrilling adrenaline-pumping action will be optimized for viewing on TV broadcast, live stream and for spectators, with many optical improvements gleaned from the production of the previous race at CHALLENGE DAYTONA. The course will offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for spectators to get up close and cheer on their favorite professional athletes while being mindful of COVID-19 safety precautions.
Spectators and fans of the sport can stay up-to-date on the latest race news by following CHALLENGE MIAMI® on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
For more information on athletes and the race, visit challenge-miami.com.
CHALLENGE NORTH AMERICA
ABOUT CHALLENGE NORTH AMERICA®
CHALLENGE NORTH AMERICA is led by athletes to enhance race experience for athletes and their families. Our mission is to advance the sport with family-friendly, professionally managed and family inspired races for all ages and all race abilities. CHALLENGE NORTH AMERICA® is extending the legacy of CHALLENGE FAMILY to the North American triathlon market. With the experience of almost 40 full and middle distances in 26 different countries, CHALLENGE NORTH AMERICA® has founded new hallmark events to include CHALLENGE DAYTONA® at iconic Daytona International Speedway®, home of “The Great American Race®”—the DAYTONA 500®. In addition, the new “bucket-list” family-friendly event of 2021 CHALLENGE MIAMI® at Homestead-Miami Speedway® March 12th to 14th 2021.
ABOUT CHALLENGE MIAMI®
The athleticism has never been more deep or more competitive than what you’re about to witness at Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 12th – 14th, 2021. We will welcome triathletes and triathlon fans from around the world to CHALLENGE MIAMI®. The entire endurance sports festival weekend will be held at the 650-acre facility that features a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course. The Speedway hosts on-track events nearly 300 days per year. www.challenge-miami.com.