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Challenge Family Takes to Poland


Challenge Family Race Series announced Challenge Poznan today, a half distance triathlon in Greater Poland’s historic capital, set to take place on July 26, 2015.

The race site is located at the picturesque Maltanskie Lake, home to World and Europe Championships in canoeing, rowing, dragon boat races. While Challenge Poznan is the first edition of the event in the Challenge Family, it is third edition of the triathlon in Poznan, one of the largest triathlon events in Europe, attracting over 2,600 triathletes from all over the world. The course is flat and fast.

Wojciech Kruczynski, director of Challenge Family’s Polish partners, Endusport, said
“The main ethos of Challenge Family is reflected by the slogan ‘We Are Triathlon!’ which highlights the fact that all involved in triathlon are like one big family.”

“Bringing Challenge Family to Poland not only will raise the prestige of the city of Poznan on the Polish triathlon map, but also will mark its position in the scale of Europe and the world,” said Ryszard Grobelny, Mayor of Poznan and also a triathlete. “This year’s event proved that triathlon has got strong potential here in Poznan. I am glad, that we will maintain it by becoming a part of the world series of triathlon events,” he added.

Challenge Family CEO, Zibi Szlufcik, said partnering with ENEA Poznan Triathlon continued Challenge Family’s commitment to producing quality triathlon events with a strong focus on excellent athlete experience. “Triathlon in the wonderful city of Poznan has enjoyed fantastic development over the last years becoming THE triathlon destination in Poland. Wojciech Kruczynski and his team deliver nothing but the best. With the warm hospitality of Mayor Grobelny and the city of Poznan, Challenge Family is proud to become a global partner focusing 100 per cent on quality and athlete experience,” he said. “For me personally, I was born in Poland and it’s a dream come true to have Challenge Poznan on the Challenge Family global schedule!”

Entries to Challenge Poznan open today, Tuesday September 30 at Challenge-Poznan.pl.