Olympians slated to compete at CLASH Endurance Daytona Event Weekend, Dec. 1-3, 2023
November 29, 2023
Nov., 2023 (Daytona, FL) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Two Olympians will be among the notable athletes lining up on the start line to compete in the CLASH Endurance event weekend, taking place at the Daytona International Speedway Dec. 1-3, 2023. They will be alongside more than 3,000 other participants ranging in age from 8 to 80+, and representing more than 40 states and nearly ten countries. CLASH Endurance offers a fun, family friendly weekend encompassing triathlon, duathlon, relays, a “Jingle Jog 5K” and two new cycling concepts, “Redline Relay” and Test Track.
Zdeno Chara: At forty-six, this former NHL defenseman who played for 24 seasons and most well known with the Boston Bruins, has been enjoying challenging himself recently on the endurance circuit. He has successfully completed the popular New York City and Boston marathons this year, recently finishing the NYC Marathon with a time of 3:19:19. His height makes him hard to miss, at a statuesque 6’9”, Chara will take on the middle-distance triathlon in Daytona, with his sights set on an age group win. He will race once again to support the Hoyt Foundation, a non-profit that aspires to enhance the lives of young people with disabilities.
Brooke Bennett: A three-time Olympic gold medalist for the 800 and 400-meter freestyle swim, she’s known among the sport’s greatest distance swimmers boasting multiple titles, wins and accolades to include the cover of the Wheaties cereal box. While shoulder injuries kept her from ongoing competition, she was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2010 and wears her new titles well. A proud mother of two based in Florida, Bennett now advocates for swim safety, travels as a motivational speaker and works in her native state as a Rescue Beach Lifeguard. Bennett will be competing in the sprint-distance triathlon in Daytona.
CLASH Endurance® is an innovative sports media and event company led by athletes to provide exceptional race experiences at iconic speedways across the U.S. We embrace inclusion and welcome athletes of all ages and abilities, from elite professionals to first-time participants. CLASH Endurance had four events in 2022 and continues to expand across the sports of triathlon, mountain biking, road and trail running. The popular CLASH Endurance DAYTONA is held at the Daytona International Speedway®, home of “The Great American Race™®”—the Daytona 500 and is featured on NBC. The Daytona 2 Beach Half Marathon takes thousands of athletes on a scenic tour of Daytona and its numerous communities and attractions each February. In addition, CLASH Endurance Miami takes place in March and continues to draw a decorated pro field and weekend warriors for a unique course at the Homestead-Miami Speedway®. More information around CLASH Endurance and its events can be found at www.clashendurance.com. Media interested in covering an event or with inquiries may direct them to Blair LaHaye, firstname.lastname@example.org, 727-808-0646.