Chal­lenge: State of the Na­tion Adam Deveau Fight­ing the Odds Des­ti­na­tion Wanaka

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FEATURES - BY KEVIN MACK­IN­NON BY LUKE YATES BY TA­NIA HAAS

Chal­lenge Fam­ily CEO Zibi Szlufcik isn’t a fa­mil­iar fig­ure in the Cana­dian triathlon scene, but for the last few years he’s been steadily build­ing the Chal­lenge brand around the world. We caught up with him and got some in­sights on what we can ex­pect from his com­pany over the next few years. A promis­ing run­ning ca­reer was cut short when Adam Deveau was di­ag­nosed with leukemia. Now the 28-year-old has his sights set on an­other ath­letic goal: Iron­man Canada. Luke Yates tells his re­mark­able story. If you’re look­ing for an ex­cuse to make a trip to one of the world’s most beau­ti­ful coun­tries, sign­ing up for Chal­lenge Wanaka on New Zealand’s south­ern is­land might be just what you’re look­ing for. Ta­nia Haas of­fers a full primer on the race and how to take in all that New Zealand has to of­fer.

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Amer­i­can Brad Wil­liams at the 2016 Chal­lenge Wanaka, New Zealand

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