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Challenge Bahrain 2015 announced as world’s first half distance night triathlon

A day after the announcement of two Ironman events inthe Middle East (Dubai and Bahrain), Challenge family today announced Challenge Bahrain will once again break new ground in the triathlon world as the world’s first half distance NIGHT TRIATHLON on 20 November 2015.

Challenge Bahrain will also double as the grand final of the prestigious Nasser Bin Hamad Triple Crown which will see Daniela Ryf (SUI) and Terenzo Bozzone (NZL), race against the world’s best in a bid to become triathlon’s first instant millionaires.

With the swim taking place as the sun sets over Bahrain’s spectacular skyline, the athletes will complete the bike and run in the dark along a well lit course. This unique format also allows all finishers to enjoy the festive night-time finish line celebrations normally reserved for longer distance races.

“We are delighted to announce Challenge Bahrain 2015 under the direction of new general manager, Mikel Calahorra,” said Challenge family CEO, Zibi Szlufcik. “We have no doubt that Challenge Bahrain will again set new standards for triathlon with its exciting night race format and we very much look forward to returning to this spectacular nation.”

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Challenge Bahrain is expected to attract the world’s top triathletes to an exciting new, fast flat course and large prize purse, as well as over 1,000 age group athletes from around the world, keen to experience this unique event. At the inaugural event,  Challenge Bahrain athletes experienced unprecedented quality in terms of race packs gifts, unique course, gourmet carbo party and awards dinner and legendary after-party.

Entries to Challenge Bahrain will open on 11 June at an early bird special of US$280 for individual athletes, and soon the eyes of the triathlon world will once again be on Bahrain as it continues to make triathlon history.

See also:  Alistair Brownlee, Duffy winners in ITU World Triathlon Leeds

Full details on the course will be revealed shortly. For further information, visit www.challenge-bahrain.com.

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