The professional race at the inaugural Challenge Penticton just got a bit more interesting.
Two-time Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack announced today that he will race at Challenge Penticton on Sunday August 25.
“After all these years to finally be competing in Penticton is truly awesome. There are bucket list races for every triathlete that they have to do and Penticton is definitely one of mine. I now have the opportunity to not only compete but also to win and share the same victory as the many great champions who came before me such as Peter. I know the course is tough but I’ve heard the energy generated by the spectators and the community is amazing. I’m looking forward to racing with you all in August.”
Find out more about Challenge Penticton.
The Challenge Family also introduced a new race.
Challenge Family heads to Mallorca with Challenge Paguera
The island of Mallorca with its stunning combination of coastal and mountain scenery and a delightful Mediterranean climate is the location for the latest Challenge Family race to be announced. The inaugural Challenge Paguera will take place on 11 October 2014 over the half distance providing a perfect end-of-season hit out for European athletes.
The addition of Challenge Paguera takes the number of Challenge Family races to over 20, further consolidating it as one of the most renowned long distance triathlon series in the world, where triathletes are welcomed to carefully chosen venues that offer spectacular courses with a strong focus on athlete race experience.
“We have always felt that a race in Mallorca would be the perfect way to bring the European season to an end and now with our partners in Paguera we have the ideal location for athletes and their families to enjoy this beautiful part of the world,” said Felix Walchshöfer, Challenge Family CEO. “Delivered by our award-winning team from Barcelona, Challenge Paguera is the perfect opportunity to race and holiday in paradise.”
Challenge Paguera will consist of a 1.9km swim, followed by a 90 km cycle and finally a 21 km run. The swim is a single lap course between two of the most delightful coves on the whole of the famous Mallorcan coast. The race begins on Playa Torá and ends at Playa de la Romana, where T1 will be waiting.
The bike course promises to be fast. Without any major climbs, the highest peak being 151 metres, the riders complete two 45 km laps along the coast, passing through some of the best known tourist resorts and alongside some of the island’s most popular beaches before heading inland into the midst of magnificent natural scenery in the foothills of the internationally famous Serra de la Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The event comes to an end on the seafront promenade. The run course is also a fast one, and involves four almost entirely flat laps beside the beaches of Els Morts, Torà and Paguera and through the Boulevard in the tourist resort of Paguera.
Registration for Challenge Paguera will open on 12 August at 9.00am at www.challenge-paguera-mallorca.com