Strong professional field prepares for Challenge Shepparton

March 12, 2020

A beautiful and iconic race like CHALLENGE SHEPPARTON deserves an equally amazing pro field and therefore it is that CHALLENGE FAMILY proudly presents some very strong athletes who will race in Australia. Including athletes like Levi Maxwell, Tim van Berkel, Tim Reed, Matt Burton, Steve McKenna, Terenzo Bozzone, Radka Kahlefeldt, Hannah Wells, Grace Thek and Amelia Watkinson racing for victory, spectacle seems guaranteed.

With almost fifty pros at the start, CHALLENGE SHEPPARTON which will be held on April 5th 2020, is remarkably busy and the best athletes in the world manage to find the race in Australia. Not that strange because of the unique flat and fast course, not only perfect for Age Groupers, but also ideal for all the pros looking for breaking personal bests and maybe even course records. Of course the local community, volunteers and spectators from all over the world coming to Australia, will cheer all athletes on their way to become the best they can be.

The pro race will consists out of a 1.9km swim, a 90km ride and a 21.1km run, and offers a completely new course with the event being held at the iconic Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton. The new course will deliver the same outstanding experience for triathletes that has made Shepparton one of the leading stops in the Australian calendar.

Following the single-lap swim in the beautiful Victoria Park Lake, the fast, flat bike course is two 45km laps through iconic rural landscapes. The run course consists of three laps of lake, river and bush trails through the forest and alongside tranquil river flats with the finish, including legendary Shepparton crowds, on the banks of Victoria Park Lake in the centre of town.

Full start list:

Levi Maxwell Mitch Kibby
Tim van Berkel Leigh Anderson-Voigt
Josh Amburger Fraser Walsh
Tim Reed Lachlan Kerin
Matt Burton Matt Slee
Terenzo Bozzone Justin Wendermuth
Steve McKenna Lindsey Lawry
Max Neiman Matt Lewis
David Mainwaring Michell Cunningham
Luke Bell Levi Hauwert
Simon Hearn Kieran Roche
Alex Polizzi Trent Thorpe
Peter Jacobs Jihwan Kim
Justin Gosh


Radka Kahlefeldt Maighan Brown
Hannah Wells Laura Armstrong
Grace Trek Naomi Washizu
Amelia Watkinson Moya Johanson
Courtney Gilfillan Rachael Wales
Chloe Lane Sarah Short
Kirra Seidel Laura Wood
Penny Slater Holly Khan
Renee Kiley Els Visser
Claire Davis



CHALLENGE FAMILY is one of the fastest growing global triathlon series. With almost 40 full and middle distances in 26 different countries, CHALLENGE FAMILY is changing the face of triathlon around the world. Due to spectacular courses in iconic destinations, no CHALLENGE FAMILY race is like another. Focusing on delivering the race of a lifetime to athletes of all ages and abilities, CHALLENGE FAMILY races provide memorable experiences that capture all the excitement and emotions of this inspirational sport.