New Challenge Race Announced with Unique Distances: CHALLENGE ROMA 753

One of the world’s greatest cities will play host to a world-class triathlon as Rome has today been announced as the newest member of the CHALLENGEFAMILY world series of triathlons.

The inaugural CHALLENGEROMA 753 event will take place on July 22 and 23, 2017. Two days of sport, competition and emotions. The appetizer is on Saturday, with a sprint trial. The main course is on Sunday, with the stage of the international Challenge circuit on atypical distance, regularly approved and inserted in the FITRI calendar (Federazione Italiana Triathlon).

Rome is sunshine, beauty, charm, mystery. Rome is history! Triathlon is passion, sweat, suffering, sacrifice. Triathlon is heart! So both go well together.

CHALLENGEROMA 753 is a unique event. The name and the characteristics of this competition refer to the date of the foundation of Rome in 753 BC. The swim course will take place in the artificial lake, Laghetto, for 1753 meters. The 75,310 meters cycling course will go first towards ancient Ostia along a smooth and easy path with almost any hassle for the first 30 km. Then it will go back to the city center. Finally the course ends up with a 17,530 meters run. Never before has the Challenge circuit proposed a format with these distances. But Rome is different, it’s special. And it’s ready to make turn this into an unforgettable experience.

Gianluca Calfapietra, president of the Forhans Team and organizer of CHALLENGEROMA 753 said: “Last year we started the fascinating project of bringing triathlon inside Rome and having the athletes swim in the Eur lake for the first time in history. Today we present our new venture, which becomes a part of the prestigious Challenge international circuit. A unique event of its kind in terms of location, distance and outlook. We thank Fitri and most of all the Challenge organizers for making our dream possible and for maintaining the Roma 753 format, as homage to the date of foundation of our capital city.”

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Zibi Szlufcik, CEO Challenge Family, said: “With the new edition of Challenge Roma 753 Challenge Family continues to deliver racing experience in a monumental destination. The spectacular venue and course of the race is simply a dream fulfillment to every athlete passing by the famous monuments of Rome. The city of Rome is spectacular and with the special format of 753 the race is reflecting the history and birth of the city. Every athlete will enjoy every minute of the race.“

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