With its new ‘Tri-Slam’ initiative, Challenge Family is challenging triathletes to take part in no less than three of its long distance challenges: Challenge Venice, Challenge Almere-Amsterdam and Challenge Madrid. If a triathlete makes it to the finish line of these three long distance triathlons, he or she will be assured of the opportunity to sign up for Challenge Roth the following year. If the triathlete completes Roth as well, he or she will have completed the ‘Tri-Slam’ and will be rewarded by a special medal and gift at the award ceremony at Challenge Roth.
A release from Challenge Family notes… ‘The most special thing about the Tri-Slam is that you will take part in four iconic Challenge Family races. You will visit the world-famous Venice, take part in the second oldest long distance triathlon in the world, Almere-Amsterdam, and then enjoy the sun and great course in Madrid, the capital of Spain. It is a huge challenge in itself, because these three triathlons together cover 11.4 km of swimming, 540 km of cycling and 126.6 km of running.’
When athletes finish all three races (Venice, Almere-Amsterdam and Madrid), they can automatically subscribe for Challenge Roth the year after. Race Director of Challenge Madrid Alfonso Rodríguez de Sadia notes that this is “A very attractive product and a real challenge for all triathletes around the world!”
Quite a challenge
Added to the three events’ cumulative race distance, those athletes undertaking Challenge Roth the year after, will have covered 15.2 km of swimming, 720 km of cycling and 168.8 km of running. Challenge Family notes that the unique feature of the ‘Tri-Slam’ is that it has nothing to do with speed, but it’s all about ‘just’ finishing. ,
“It’s great that we can combine these four races together,” said Richard Belderok, Race Director at Challenge Almere-Amsterdam. “It will be quite a challenge to complete three long distances, but then you will be rewarded with the guarantee that you can register for Challenge Roth. If you do so and finish Roth as well, you can tell everybody you’ve completed the Tri-Slam. That will be amazing!”
How does it work?
There is no time limit, and athletes can take as many years as they want to complete the Tri-Slam. They must simply finish no less than the three events: Challenge Venice, Challenge Almere-Amsterdam and Challenge Madrid. Athletes can decide in what order to do the events. Those who make it to the finish line of these three long distance triathlons will be assured of the opportunity to sign up for Challenge Roth the following year. If the triathlete completes Roth as well, he or she will have completed the ‘Tri-Slam’.