In pictures: Challenge Madrid 2019

Another insight into an international race as we take a look at the recent Challenge Madrid in Spain through the lens of José Luis Hourcade

Challenge Family News: Issue One

What’s been going on in the world of the Challenge Family series of races across the summer – and what is coming up over the next few weeks?

2018 ETU Long Distance Champs switched to Challenge Madrid

Regensburg out, Madrid in for ETU Long Distance Champs 2018

Important news and changes here for those of you (and over 70 had already registered on the British Triathlon website), looking to qualify for and race at the 2018 ETU Long Distance Triathlon European Championship.

Previously scheduled for Challenge Regensburg, Germany on 12th August 2018, the new location for the race with be Challenge Madrid (www.challenge-madrid.com) on 23rd September 2018.

Challenge Madrid

This change follows the recent news of the demise of the Regensburg event, with organisers PureEndure Event GmbH & Co. KG filing for bankruptcy.

Challenge Family added the race in Madrid for the first time in 2017 – from which we published a full gallery, courtesy of José Luis Hourcade, HERE.

The 2017 Championships were held at Challenge Almere-Amsterdam in The Netherlands, the Elite title being earned by Great Britain’s Joe Skipper, along with 13 medals for the GB team in the Age-Group event (details HERE).

Challenge Madrid

In pictures: the debut of Challenge Madrid

The debut of Challenge Madrid – through the lens of José Luis Hourcade

As each year passes, the list of European options for long distance races continues to expand.

With British athletes among the most likely to travel overseas, we try to keep on eye on the options out there as we know that many like to visit different destinations while combining their holiday time and sporting goals.

Just over a week ago, two new events made their debut. We’ve covered the first edition of IRONMAN Italy Emilia-Romagna (won by Lucy Gossage) HERE – with an extensive gallery from the event HERE.

That same weekend in Spain, the other big player in the long distance triathlon world, Challenge Family, also had their latest long-distance race take place too – Challenge Madrid (www.challenge-madrid.com) in Spain.

Once again, we are pleased to welcome the images of José Luis Hourcade (www.joseluishourcade.com) to the pages of Tri247.

Scroll through the image gallery above to get an insight into the race.

If you like what you see, the next edition is all set for 23rd September 2018.

Challenge Madrid – Sunday 24th September 2017
3.8km / 180km / 42.2km

MEN

1st – Timothy Van Houtem (BEL) – 8:33:23
2nd – Lukas Kramer (GER) – 8:49:09
3rd – Alejandro Santamaria Perez (ESP) – 8:56:21

WOMEN

1st – Lisa Roberts (USA) – 9:32:51
2nd – Gabriella Zelinka (HUN) – 9:51:42
3rd – Sofie Goos (BEL) – 10:10:12

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