THECHAMPIONSHIP is one of the most important races in CHALLENGEFAMILY‘s race calendar. The best athletes of the world will come to Samorin to determine who is the strongest over the Middle Distance. However, THECHAMPIONSHIP is not only for the best pros, but also for children, age groupers and new starters to the sport. For this latest category, there will be a TryAthlon. This race has a new title partner ‘Sports 24’ and now carries the name ‘TryAthlon by Šport24.sk’.
“Sport is part of our life 24/7 and we are happy that we can participate in THECHAMPIONSHIP event, where we can try to beat our own limits and experience the feeling of the most difficult sport in the world”, said Martina Bagarová, Junior Brand Manager at Sport24.
Where participants of the Middle Distance participate in a 1.9 kilometer swim, 90 kilometer bike ride and a 21.1 kilometer run, the TryAthlon by Šport24.sk consists of a 300 meter swim, 13 kilometer bike ride followed by a 3 kilometer run. A perfect way to get familiar with the sport of triathlon. “We are pleased that one of the most attractive races among ‘fun triathletes’, TryAthlon, will be named after our sport areal, and we will participate in the most important triathlon event in Slovakia, where triathlon is becoming more and more attractive. It will be a great experience, not only witnessing the best athletes in the world, but also watching all the other triathletes doing their best. We are looking forward to cheering not only the pros, but everybody who is keen on reaching his or her own personal limits.”
All the side events at THECHAMPIONSHIP, including the TryAthlon by Šport24.sk, will be held on June 1st, one day before the main Middle Distance event. “CHALLENGE FAMILY is #AllAboutTheAthlete and attracts more and more people to the wonderful sport of triathlon. To host this amazing event is one of our main missions. Now athletes of all levels and skills can participate in the short distance TryAthlon by Šport24.sk on Saturday and then watch the big race and the greatest athletes in our sport in THECHAMPIONSHIP race” on Sunday, says CHALLENGEFAMILY CEO Zibi Szlufcik. ,,There’s only one week to go until THECHAMPIONSHIP and we can’t wait to see this spectacle happen!”
None other than Sebastian Kienle, last year’s runner up in the pro race, commented on the the side events: “Racing at last year’s event was an unbelievable experience, and the family-friendly side events absolutely contributed to the electric atmosphere throughout. What is fantastic about CHALLENGEFAMILY races is that they take into account not only the pro athletes, but the whole triathlon community, so they can be enjoyed by both the competitors and spectators alike.”
THECHAMPIONSHIP counts as the apotheosis of CHALLENGEFAMILY season to be hold on June 2nd, 2019. For professional athletes, THECHAMPIONSHIP 2019 will carry a minimum €150,000 prize purse. An unique professional qualifying system enables professional athletes to qualify for THECHAMPIONSHIP 2019 via CHALLENGEFAMILY events worldwide.
Age Group athletes will have the opportunity to qualify with a top six Age Group finish at any CHALLENGEFAMILY event worldwide during the qualification period. Top 6 teams in the male, female and mixed categories in relay events will qualify for THECHAMPIONSHIP at CHALLENGEFAMILY events. Slots will roll down in each Age Group and relay category up to 12th place. There won’t be a roll down system for the pros.
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