The "KONA" of 2020: CHALLENGE Daytona

The test will be the PTO Championship with more than 1 million dollars in prizes

This next December 6, the most anticipated test of the year in terms of triathlon is held in the United States, Challenge Daytona.

In a very difficult 2020 for the world of triathlon, where we have not been able to enjoy the IRONMAN of Kona, lovers of this sport can count on almost all the stars of the long distance triathlon in Challenge Daytona.

4 Spaniards on the starting line

In addition, we will have the presence of 4 Spaniards, Javier Gómez Noya, Eneko Llanos, Gurutze Frades y Judith Corachán, which will finally take the exit after accident suffered last week.

Another of the absences will be Pablo Dapena, one of the best middle distance triathletes in the world who did a spectacular test in 2019 in Florida, finishing second. This year he will not be able to be present after an injury he suffered in the psoas «Of course I would like to be in Daytona to enjoy the previous moments of the race and suffer against the best triathletes in the world, but if there is a year where I injure myself it may be this . With head and body thinking about 2021, training with great enthusiasm and motivation »declared Pablo on his Instagram account.

The "KONA" of 2020: CHALLENGE Daytona

Photo source Instagram Pablo Dapena (@pablitopiny)

Previous male

The best in the world will be present in the men's race except Jan Frodeno and Patrick Lange.

Among those who have options to win the test are Javier Gómez Noya, Alistair Brownlee, Lionel Sanders, winner last year in this competition in a beautiful duel with Pablo Dapena.

But we must not forget the ITU Champion in 2019 and 2020 Vicent Luis, Gustav Iden, Sebastian Kienle, Tim O'Donnell o Ben Hoffman among others.

Previous female

In the women's event there are also a large number of professionals. Among the favorites is Anne Haug, IRONMAN World Champion in 2019, Holly Laurence, Nicola Sipirig, Flora Duffy, Emma Pallant o Laura Philip among others.

Also in this test we can enjoy seeing compete Anneke Jenkins, elite triathlete and wife of Javier Gómez. Anneke, despite having New Zealand nationality, made her mid-distance debut in the Spanish Championship in Bilbao where she gave us a clear recital of her worth as the winner of the test, where she took the title of champion of Spain, Laura Gómez.

Challenge Daytona 2020 start list

The circuit

The entire test will be played on the circuit Daytona International Speedway

The swimming test will consist of 2km, 2 laps of 1km in the inner lake of the Daytona circuit.

The 80km cycling segment, there will be 20 laps of the 4km of the Daytona circuit. The race on foot will be 18km, with 4 laps of 4,5 km.

Where can you see it live?

The test can be seen live through the PTO page where it will be necessary to register to access.

Website: https://championship.protriathletes.org/live-broadcast/

Opening hours

La female test will start at 10:00 local time, 16 Spanish time, while the Male It will be at 14:00 local time and at 20:00 here in Spain.

Further information: https://challenge-daytona.com/

 

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