On April 30, Fuerteventura will become the European capital of triathlon, as once again Challenge has placed its trust in a Spanish town, as it did with the Barcelona city of Calella, to carry out one of its races and continue to grow. .
In a statement, the organization of the event explained that the place where the race will take place will be the town of Las Playitas, in the municipality of Tuineje, located in the south of Fuerteventura, passing its cycling circuit through the other Majorero municipalities of Pájara, Betancuria , Puerto el Rosario and Antigua.
After swimming 1.900 meters through the magnificent waters of the Atlantic at Playitas Beach, the triathletes will enjoy 90 kilometers of a great cycling route through several, where the wind will surely be one of the main protagonists for its winding roads, and 21 of running on foot with magnificent views of the sea, reaching the avenue of Gran Tarajal.
For their part, the race organizers have designed a "spectacular" route, especially for triathletes with a lot of power in their legs since the cycling sector combines beauty and toughness in the same doses.
The route of the Half Challenge of Fuerteventura makes the Canarian test one of the toughest in the world in its distance, as is the case with the Ironman of Lanzarote, which guarantees the epic on April 30 in Las Playitas.
One of the triathletes who has already confirmed his presence is the Danish Rasmus Henning, brand new winner of the Roth Challenge where he was only 11 seconds behind the world record for the ironman distance. Las Playitas is one of the sponsors of the Nordic triathlete as well as the Saxobank cycling team, which is why the great involvement of the town with the sport is confirmed.
Another of the incentives of the Fuerteventura Challenge is its inclusion within the international circuit, in addition to being the long-distance Canary Islands Championship.
The relay triathlon is one of the great bets for the future of the ITU, which is why it is fighting to be included in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. The organizers of the race, aware that this formula is gaining more followers every day, have also opted for it.