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Challenge announces new race: Challenge San Gil, Mexico

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credit: www.en.challenge-sangil.com

Challenge San Gil Queretaro, a half distance race, is the newest and fourth Challenge Family race in Latin America, joining Challenge Florianopolis and Challenge Maceio in Brazil and Challenge Ixtapa also in Mexico. Its stunning location is expected to attract athletes from all over the world, but Challenge San Gil will be a particularly great choice for athletes from US, Canada, Mexico in addition to Central American triathletes. The race is set for June 7, 2015.

The 1.9km swim will take place in a calm, private lake followed by a demanding 90km undulating bike course including a climb through the Queretaro Mountains. The flat 21km run takes place in the residential area of San Gil.

San Gil has become one of Mexico´s top triathlon locations. The State of Querétaro is one of the fastest growing athletic communities in the country. The event has a long history hosting Olympic and sprint distances races in the 90´s, and in the past six years the race switched to half distance to promote longer distance triathlon events in Mexico.

“We’re delighted to join forces with Mario Herrera and his team at this spectacular and well-proven venue,” said Zibi Szlufcik, Challenge Family CEO. “With it’s stunning course, outstanding quality race delivery and warm Mexican welcome, I have no doubt Challenge San Gil Queretaro will bring a new dimension to long distance triathlon in Mexico.”


Entries to Challenge San Gil Queretaro are open: En.Challenge-Sangil.com/