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Challenge says g’day to Melbourne

Around 1,400 competitors expected to race this weekend

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The Challenge Family triathlon series will head to Melbourne, Australia this weekend, with more than 1,400 competitors expected in the home of long-running soap ‘Neighbours’.

The event will start just before sunrise at Brighton Beach with a 1.9km sea swim, followed by a 90km bike and finishing with a 21km run along a new route that now takes in inner-city Melbourne (though Ramsay Street is definitely off the cards).

The men’s field features several leading Australian athletes including two-time Challenge Copenhagen champion Tim Berkel, last year’s Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific champ Chris Kemp, and Clayton Fettell.

The women’s field will include Swiss athlete Caroline Steffen and Australians Rebecca Hoschke (current Ironman Australia champion) and Annabel Luxford.

For more info, head to www.challenge-melbourne.com.au.

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Jamie was 220 Triathlon's digital editor between 2013 and 2015.