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Challenge relaunches in Australia

Three new events for Challenge in Melbourne, Forster and Bateman’s Bay

Challenge Family has today announced its return to the Australian triathlon scene with three new Challenge Half events being added to their worldwide series.

Challenge Melbourne, Challenge Forster and Challenge Bateman’s Bay will spearhead the Challenge Family’s return to Australia. All three Challenge Half distance events will comprise a 1.9km swim, a 90km cycle and a 21.1km run together with a prize purse of over AUD$30,000.

Challenge Forster: November 24, 2013

Challenge Melbourne: February 2, 2014

Challenge Bateman’s Bay: March 16 2014

A team of seasoned triathlon industry professionals have come-together to re-launch Challenge Family in Australia, including renowned race-directors David Hansen (SuperSprint) and Mark Emerton (Elite Energy).

Months of planning and preparation have culminated in Challenge Melbourne that will take place in the bayside suburb of Sandringham and will showcase the famous Beach Road and the miles of running tracks that follow the bay.

Challenge Forster will see the return of international long-course triathlon to the traditional home of long-course triathlon in Australia.

Elite Energy will also organise the Challenge Bateman’s Bay event scheduled for March 16 2014. Bateman’s Bay, located on the NSW south coast, offers a brand new area for endurance athletes to call home.

The addition of the Australian races take the Challenge Family to 21 events around the world including Challenge Roth in Germany. Other Challenge Family races take place in Germany, Austria, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Denmark, New Zealand, Thailand and Taiwan.

Entries to Challenge Forster, Challenge Melbourne and Challenge Bateman’s Bay open to the general public at 9.00am on Friday 10 May at www.challenge-australia.com.au.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.