The Cham­pi­onship, Samorin, Slo­vakia

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FEATURES -

Set in a spec­tac­u­lar new train­ing cen­tre in the heart of Europe, Chal­lenge launches its first cham­pi­onship event in 2017. Sim­ply called “The Cham­pi­onship,” the race brings to­gether the top age group fin­ish­ers from the 46 Chal­lenge-fam­ily races through­out the year to a small town called Samorin, a lit­tle over an hour’s drive from Vi­enna. Pro­fes­sion­als will qual­ify through those same Chal­lenge-fam­ily races, along with the Olympics, the ITU World Triathlon Se­ries a nd Cham­pi­onship and both t he Iron­man and Iron­man 70.3 World Cham­pi­onship events.

Set for June 3, 2017 the race be­gins with a 1.9-km swim in the Danube River. Ath­letes will run from the river to the tran­si­tion at the spec­tac­u­lar X-bionic Sphere, which will host the event. The flat 90-km bike and 21-km run cour­ses will take in much of the beau­ti­ful coun­try­side in the area.

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