Gomez confirms middle-distance debut

Olympic silver medallist Javier Gomez to race Challenge Half Barcelona in May


Javier Gómez Noya, silver medallist at the London Olympics and twice ITU world triathlon champion, has confirmed today that he will make his Middle Distance debut on May 19 at Challenge Half Barcelona, which this year is doubling as the official ETU European Half DistanceTriathlon Championships.


The news was made official at a Press Conference held today at the Higher Sports Council offices in Madrid, attended by some of the senior executives of Spanish sport and the local authorities.

Half Challenge Barcelona will feature two of the biggest names in triathlon of the last decade: Gomez and Macca. Last December, the multiple world triathlon champion, Chris McCormack, and four-times world champion also announced that he will compete in Barcelona.

Shortly before today's announcement, Olympic triathlete Javier Gomez Noya stated the following: “Hello friends, I am confirming that I’ll be making my Middle Distance debut in Calella at the Half Challenge Barcelona on May 19. I’ll be with you for what is an important challenge in my sporting career: my first ever middle distance race. I hope to enjoy it, to suffer it and hopefully it’ll all go well and the race will be… great! Good luck to all of you, and I’ll see you there!”


For further information on Challenge Barcelona visit www.challenge-barcelona.es.