All ready for the Challenge Madrid, LD European Championship.
On Sunday, September 23, more than 400 triathletes from more than 21 countries will take the start in Buitrago del Lozoya in the Challenge Madrid Long Distance Triathlon European Championship 2018.
Participants must complete a distance of 3.8 kilometers swimming and then get on their bike and complete a 180-kilometer circuit and 2.800 meters of positive elevation gain, which will pass through more than 28 municipalities in the Sierra Norte de Madrid until reaching the Casa de Field in Madrid. There they will leave the bicycle and start a marathon (42,195 kilometers) that will cover the most emblematic places in Madrid such as Calle Mayor, Palacio Real, Plaza de España, Templo Debod and with Meta at the emblematic kilometer zero of Puerta del Sol.
On the occasion of this great sporting event, today the General Director of Sports of the Community of Madrid, Javier Orcaray, the General Director of Sports of the Madrid City Council, Javier Odriozola, and the President of the Madrid Triathlon Federation, Ramiro La Hera, They have had a meeting at kilometer zero of Puerta del Sol with some of the main national and international triathletes who will fight for the European title.
The Spanish Pablo Dapena (current Long Distance World Champion) together with the British Laura Siddall and the Italian Margie Santimaria have had the opportunity to chat with our sports leaders and also to imagine what their entry will be like on Sunday at this Km0 of the Puerta of the sun.
Triathletes and leaders have agreed to express that the Challenge Madrid 2018 Long Distance Triathlon European Championship will bring a new experience to all participants, as we are facing an event of maximum demand that will be an added challenge for them. Crossing the finish line at Km0 on Sunday will be your reward.
The Challenge Madrid 2018 Long Distance Triathlon European Championship can be followed on Sunday 23 September live through social networks and the Challenge Madrid website www.challenge-madrid.com