The Challenge Family team is driven by the same thing that drives athletes! The passion to push limits, to enjoy what we do and to be the best we can be.

Challenge Family celebrated 20 years of Challenge in 2022 and has over 30 long and middle distance triathlons around the globe. Featuring spectacular courses in iconic destinations, no Challenge Family race is like any other. Focusing on delivering the race of a lifetime to athletes of all ages and abilities, Challenge Family races provide unforgettable experiences that capture all the excitement and emotions of this inspirational sport for competitors, friends, family and supporters alike.

Challenge Family is going above and beyond! We are achieving this with the highest possible respect for the legacy of the sport of triathlon, the athletes, hosting communities, media, sport governing bodies, environment and industry partners.

We – the team – are creating innovative platforms for sustained growth; and together with our partners sharing our ethical values and business morals.

The Challenge Family logo reflects our core elements of vitality, passion, victory and inclusiveness. Every time you see the famous ‘heart’ of triathlon, you will know it represents the most valued aspects of our sport.

The Team

  • Zibi Szlufcik
    Zibi Szlufcik President of the Board
  • Jort Vlam
    Jort Vlam CEO
  • Richard Belderok
    Richard Belderok CTO
  • Tomas Vrzak
    Tomas Vrzak Head of Global Operations
  • Josep Balaña Rovira
    Josep Balaña Rovira Partnerships & PM Race Director Services
  • Victoria Murray-Orr
    Victoria Murray-Orr Global Marketing & Communications
  • Tim Moria
    Tim Moria Editor in Chief Challenge Home
  • Juanan Fernández
    Juanan Fernández Quality Management South Europa & South America
  • Belinda Granger
    Belinda Granger Pro Athlete Liason
  • Melanie Sichelstiel
    Melanie Sichelstiel Finance
  • Vanessa Szlufcik
    Vanessa Szlufcik Athlete Services
  • Jefry Visser
    Jefry Visser Managing Director Netherlands
  • Jovi Lo
    Jovi Lo Quality Management Asia Pacific region
  • Roann Chen
    Roann Chen Quality Management Asia Pacific region