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The preview of the OTSO Challenge Salou 2024

This weekend, the city of Salou is preparing to receive 800 triathletes from 43 different countries in the IX edition of the OTSO Challenge Salou.

This event, one of the most important on the Costa Daurada, will be held next Sunday, June 2, 2024.

El OTSO Challenge Salou Not only will it offer the opportunity to compete at various distances, but it will also be a qualifying event for the World Cup. The Championship in Samorin, Slovakia, for both professional athletes (PROS) and age groups (EG).

In addition, the event will distribute a total of €25.000 among the top six finishers, both in the male and female categories of the Middle distance, and will award 250 points for the Challenge Family World Bonus, with a total prize of €100.000​

Favorites

In the male category, Guillem Montiel will be the main Spanish hope.

He is expected to compete side by side with the Portuguese Joao Pereira, and that both will maintain an exciting duel until T2, to decide the winner in the 21 km run.

The British will also be present Thomas Davis and the australian Kurt McDonald and the Belgian Peter Comhair

In the women's category, the French Aurelia Boulanger part as the great favorite. Will compete against the Australian Renee Killey and the Canadian Sarah Bonner, who aspire to the podium.

Among the Spanish representatives, Carolina Laurentio y Ariadna Ariso They will participate with few podium options, but with the intention of doing a good job​

Salou, an ideal destination

Salou, located on the Costa Daurada, is known for its beautiful beaches, pleasant climate and vibrant promenade.

The city is not only an ideal destination for triathlon, but also for tourism. Visitors can enjoy the PortAventura World theme park, the historic old town and various recreational activities that complement the stay of triathletes and their families.

Parallel activities

El OTSO Challenge Salou It is not limited to the main competition. During the weekend, various parallel activities will be carried out such as ABUS Bike Course Check, a non-competitive 28 km bicycle test, and the Family Run, a 2 km race open to all ages. In addition, there will be Zumba sessions and other activities for the entertainment of attendees.

Schedule

The competition will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, with the first runner expected at the finish line around 11:50 a.m.

The central area of ​​the event will be the Plaza de las Comunidades Autónomas, which will serve as the epicenter of the triathlon throughout the weekend.

The Calypso hotel, located near the start and finish line, will be the official accommodation for participants, offering specific amenities for triathletes.

Where to see it live?

The test can be followed live through the page challenge-family.live

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