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Final Straight for Challenge Barcelona 2013

Challenge Barcelona is consolidated and celebrates its fifth anniversary in this international event, which also this 2013 will be the Spanish Championship of Long Distance Triathlon 2013

The next October 06 the town of Calella (Barcelona) will once again become the focus of international triathlon, this day being the chosen one for the celebration of CHALLENGE BARCELONA, that this year besides celebrating its fifth anniversary, will also be Headquartersl Spanish Long Distance Triathlon Championship

+ A total of 1.350 triathletes have confirmed their presence in this test that will have an 71% of athletes from other countries. An appointment that will be represented by 35 nationalities to which we must add that of the host country, Spain, with an 29% of participating triathletes.

As expected, Challenge Barcelona he has managed one more year to attract some of the most important triathletes of the Long Distance. The Austrian Andréj Vistica, who will win this year the European Championship of this modality in the meeting held in Vichy Challenge (France) last August, will be the clear candidate for the podium, a name that will stand out among others recognized as the Austrian Georg Swoboda, runner-up of Challenge 2012 and the German Markus Fachbach, fourth classified in the renowned appointment of CHALLENGE Roth, among others.

In the female category the triathlete Eva Wutti is presented not only as the clear candidate for this title but also with great possibilities to snatch the minimum mark achieved in this tour to the British Lucy Gossage in the 2012 (08: 58: 43) who holds this recognition today. The Czech Lucie Zelenková-Reed and the German Annette Finger, will be other triathletes highlighted.

As far as the host country is concerned, the favorites to the podium who in turn will go in search of achieving the title of Champion of Spain of this modality will be Richard Calle, Jose Luis Cano y Aimar Aguirresarobe, being in the feminine category the great favorite the current champion of Spain of this modality, Gurutze Frades.

CHALLENGE BARCELONA will have more than 1.000 triathletes participating in Age Groups, as well as other triathletes who will start with their own names.

A larger year personal challenges will come looking to fulfill a dream, such as the team led by Dr Justin Roberts of the University of Hertfordshire (UK) professor and specialist in nutrition and performance physiology researcher will 80 participants triathletes that will form a team on which the one that is making a study to assess the individual, physical and psychological performance, when the body is subjected to extreme resistance.

Other notable challenges will be the Victor Tastende "From a tetraplegia to Challenge Barcelona"Or Ramón ArroyoAffected Multiple sclerosisThat part in order to demonstrate and raise awareness through their challenge "IM4EM" as sport can help improve the quality of life of people who live daily with this disease as well as the general population, as are the hundreds of names and surnames that will take the starting line on the next October 6 day in Calella with the aim of fulfilling their own individual challenge.

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