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Preview of the World Challenge "The Championship"

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Tomorrow Saturday June 3 is celebrated in the Slovak city of Samorin the World Cup of the Challenge franchise, test that will be to date the most important medium and long distance competition of the year.

The awesome X-bionic Sphere a center of high performance sports with more than 1 million square meters of surface will be the epicenter of the first edition of the world Challenge "The Championship" test where elite triathletes have been classified in the different tests that Challenge has around the world. In addition to these triathletes, the top 5 of the last London Olympics and the podiums of the WTS, World Cup Hawaii Ironman and world IM 70.3 of 2016.

In the male category, the main favorite will be Alistair Brownlee who already showed that he has adapted well to the middle distance achieving the victory in the past IM 70.3 of St. George. In addition to the double Olympic champion the test will have Sebatian Kienle, Lionel Sanders, Terenzo Bozzone as candidates for the triumph and the podium. It will also be necessary to take into account great triathletes as Kennet Vandendriessche, Andreas Dreitz, Michael Realert, Alessando Degasperi or Giuilio Molinari, together with the veterans Fipip Ospaldy y Timo Brach. Lastly, the debut of the distance of Richard Murray, one of the best cyclists in the WTS. The Spanish representation will be borne by Jordi Garcia (recent podium in the African Cup of Rabat) and Daniel Mugica (top10 in the Challenge of Almere)

In the female category a very open race is expected with several triathletes with options to the defeated victory Lucy Charles, Anja Beranek, Radka Vodickova, Laura Philip and Emma Pallant. The rest of the applicants are Anabel Luxford, Kirralee Seidel or Amelia Watkinson. The Spanish representation is in charge of Judith Corachán, who comes in a great moment of form after his victory in Bilbao and could be fighting for a top8.

Male and female start list

"The Championship" will start the 9: 00 in the morning with the male elite race and 10 minutes later the women's competition will. It is a half distance test that consists of 1,9km of swimming in the Danube river, later the triathletes will cross 90 km of cycling plains to a turn next to the river to finish with 21,1 km of race on foot in the X-bionic Sphere. The World Challenge will be the medium distance competition with the most amount of prizes (150.00 € in total) and within the competitions without drafting only surpassed by the Kona World Championship.

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