Challenge’s middle-distance champs to be streamed live

Challenge Family’s middle distance championships, held in Samorin, Slovakia will be live streamed on its website tomorrow, so people can watch all the action live from 8.30am (British time).


The elite field of male athletes competing at The Championship include Alistair Brownlee (GBR), Richard Varga (SVK), Richard Murray (RSA), Lionel Sanders (CAN), and Sebastian Kienle (GER), while the women’s field include Lucy Charles (GBR), Emma Pallant (GBR), Erika Csomor (HUN) and Annabel Luxford (AUS).

Challenge CEO, Zibi Szlufcik, said: “Challenge Family knows that triathlon fans like to follow important races live. We are thrilled to be able to showcase our flagship The Championship event at x-bionic® sphere ensuring that we set a new standard in triathlon. Live streaming the event will not only showcase best pro line and the talented athletes racing, but it will also highlight the incredible venue.”   

This new middle-distance championship is for professional and age-group triathletes alike, and has been organised by Challenge Family. To ensure racing is fair for all a 20 metre draft rule has been implemented on the bike leg.

 For professional athletes the event will carry a minimum €150,000 professional prize purse, and professional athletes will be able to qualify for The Championship via Challenge Family events worldwide.

Professional athletes who finished in the top five at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in the top three in the 2016 World Triathlon Series, at the 2016 ITU Long Distance Championship, 2016 Ironman World Championship or 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championship have also been invited. 


You can read the full line up of athletes here

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