Javier Gómez Noya confirms his intention to make his debut in Half Challenge Barcelona

Today it took place at the headquarters of the Superior Sports Council the official presentation Half Challenge Barcelona. Dº. Miguel Cardinal, Secretary of State for Sport, has presided over the official act of this test that, this year will also house the European Middle Distance Championship.


The Secretary of State for Sport has been accompanied by Montserrat Candini, Mayor of Calella; José Hidalgo, President of the Spanish Triathlon Federation and Agustí Pérez, Race Director of Half Challenge Barcelona.

Ms Montserrat Candini, Mayor of Calella, has expressed the importance of holding an event of this magnitude for the town, in which the "emotion is fully contagious in the whole of our city and therefore we are delighted by the consolidation of this test "

Next, José Hidalgo, President of the FETRI, has valued the good organization of an event with a huge impact and said that it has already established itself as one of the great sporting events of our geography.

For his part, Agustí Pérez, Race Director of Half Challenge Barcelona, ​​said that the next edition as its name indicates will be "a new challenge for all with the celebration of the European Middle Distance Championship. Today we already have 1700 enrolled. "

While Miguel Cardenal offered all the support and institutional support for the event, highlighting that "The Challenge is going to be a sure success, it is a sport that is growing in a sustained way as triathlon is doing in Spain".

Throughout the presentation video, we learned about the latest news from the circuit and also had the statements of the Spanish triathlete, Javier Gómez Noya, silver at the London Olympics and twice the Triathlon World Champion He expressed his enthusiasm for debuting this season in the middle distance.

If your call is confirmed, Half Challenge Barcelona In this way, he would have two of the greatest triathletes of the last decade: Noya and Macca. The Australian confirmed last December his participation the next 19 in May. Chris McCormack has an extraordinary list of victories, including two victories in Hawaii or the recent Vitoria Triathlon World Championship 2012.

Hours before the official presentation, the Olympic triathlete commented his enthusiasm for being called to compete in the meeting "Hello friends, I confirm my intention to debut at Media Distancia in Calella at the Half Challenge Barcelona 19 in May. I would like to be with all of you and it is an important challenge in my sports career: my first half distance. I hope to enjoy it, I hope to suffer and hopefully everything goes well and that it is a race ... great! Good luck to everyone and see you there! "


The test will be held in the town of Calella (Barcelona) next Sunday 19 May and will run over the distances 1900 meters by swimming, 90 km by bike, to finish with 21 km of running.

More information: www.challenge-barcelona.es

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