THE CHAMPIONSHIP is the new standard in international triathlon. The half distance (1.9/90/21.1) championship event will take place at x-bionic® sphere in Samorin, Slovakia on June 3, 2017.
For professional athletes, THECHAMPIONSHIP 2017 will carry a minimum €150,000 professional prize purse. A unique professional qualifying system will firstly see professional athletes able to qualify for THECHAMPIONSHIP 2017 via CHALLENGEFAMILY events worldwide.
Challenge Family is a global series of triathlon events, with 44 races run in 26 different countries. The Championship presents a new standard in international triathlon. The first edition of this incredible event featured an impressive line-up, live stream, overall execution and positive feedback that proved x-bionic® sphere to be the right venue for the next three years of The Championship. Besides the main triathlon event, for which triathletes have to qualify, comprises a 1.9-kilometre swim, a 90-kilometre bike ride and a 21.1-kilometre run, while the general public can enter the Olympic distance race (1,5 km swim, 40 km bike ride and 10 km run), either individually or as a relay team. A completely new event has been added to the series called TryAthlon, providing the ideal opportunity to try a triathlon out.
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