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In pictures: the debut of Challenge Madrid

A new long distance was added to the annual calendar with the debut of Challenge Madrid. Check out the race courtesy of the lens of José Luis Hourcade

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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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John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.

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