Lisa Norden wins Challenge Fuerteventura

Sweden's Olympic silver medallist and Jens Toft take victory in the Canaries


Olympic silver medalist, Lisa Norden once again showed her pedigree with her weekend win at Challenge Fuerteventura in her first middle-distance race since 2005.


A short course athlete also dominated the men’s race with Jens Toft of Denmark making a mark on a pro field that included the likes of Martin Jensen and Konstantin Bachor.

Perfect conditions welcomed the 300 athletes from 15 nations gathered on the island of Fuerteventura for the third edition of the race.

While both Norden and Toft led from start to finish, the battle for second and third saw fierce contention from Joerie Vansteelant (BEL), Mike Elgezabal, Jensen and Bachor. On the run Vansteelant showed his strength, closing on Toft while Bachor had to settle for third.

In the women’s it was only ever Elmear Muller (IRE) and Daniela Saemmler (GER) in contention, finishing second and third respectively.


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