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Challenge Weymouth named the 2015 European Long Distance Championships

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Challenge Family and the European Triathlon Union (ETU) have confirmed that Challenge Weymouth UK will host the 2015 ETU European Long Distance Triathlon Championships on Sunday 13 September 2015.

Renato Bertrandi, President of the ETU is very pleased to be able to formally announce the new ETU Championship location and he said, “We are happy to confirm that the Long Distance European Championships will take place in Weymouth UK in 2015. I am sure that all our long distance athletes, elite and age group, will not lose the occasion to compete in order to fight for the European title.

“As per this season, the European Championships will be over the full and half distance and we have already announced the half distance at Challenge Rimini. We are sure that the collaboration with Challenge will deliver excellent and safe races.”

The race opens with a sea swim in the clear waters of Weymouth bay, the fast and rolling bike course weaves through the countryside. The run then leads through Weymouth town, with entertainment and music throughout.

Ian Howard, British Triathlon President said, “Long distance triathlon is hugely popular with our Home Nation’s members and we are delighted to be able to work in partnership with Challenge Family, Just Racing UK, the European Triathlon Union and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council to bring the 2015 ETU Challenge Long Distance Triathlon European Championships to Weymouth, host venue for the London 2012 Olympic Sailing races.”

Challenge Family CEO, Zibi Szlufcik said, “With the very passionate crew of Challenge Weymouth, and the excellent support of British Triathlon; the 2015 ETU European Championships will become the pinnacle of long distance racing in Europe.”

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