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Challenge Daytona to host Women’s Empowerment Panel

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Challenge Daytona is set to host Women in Triathlon, a panel including several world-class professional athletes, designed to empower female endurance athletes of all backgrounds and abilities. The event takes place as part of the inaugural Challenge Daytona festival weekend at Daytona International Speedway on December 7-9, 2018.

Scheduled from 11:30 – 12:30 ET on Saturday, December 8 at the Challenge Daytona expo, the Women in Triathlon panel is open to everyone supportive of women in the sport of triathlon.

The Women in Triathlon panel, a joint effort between Team Leanda Cave (Team LC) Ambassador Randi Milner and Challenge Daytona Ambassador Skye Bobbitt Johnson, will spotlight a roster of female pros. These include Meredith Kessler, Sarah Haskins, Alicia Kaye, Lauren Goss and Lisa Roberts.

The format features an in-depth Q&A session in which the panellists will be asked to share their knowledge and insights as women competing in the upper echelon of endurance sports.

Moderated by co-creators Randi Milner and Skye Bobbitt Johnson, the event aims to empower women in triathlon to maximize the opportunities and benefits that the sport offers, and to carry the confidence gained through triathlon participation into all areas of their lives.

“Triathlon is a truly empowering way of life. It’s a place where anyone one of any age can toe the line and win on race day,” said Milner, who joins a half dozen other Team LC women racing at Challenge Daytona. “For us to come together to support and learn from each other during an electric time like race week is a no brainer!”

Johnson, a full-time triathlon coach and mother of three, added, “The event is about empowering women and sharing how we can do it all. Besides the obvious health benefits, the sport brings so much joy and fulfilment to our lives. In many cases, we will make better choices, have better relationships and gain confidence due to our involvement in triathlon. That is empowering!”

Participants can meet like-minded women and ‘get to know Challenge Daytona’s professional women competitors through fun and fascinating panel discussions.’ Athletes and fans can join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #challengetoempower.

The Challenge Daytona festival weekend will be the first of its kind at Daytona International Speedway. The schedule of family-friendly events aims to offer something for every level of athlete. It includes Sprint and Middle Distance Triathlons, the Junior Challenge kids’ race, Relay categories, Duathlon and Aquabike events, 10K run and 5K run/walk events, and the all-new NASCAR-inspired Pitstop Challenge.

The top six male and female finishers in each Middle Distance Triathlon age group will qualify for The Championship, to be held on June 2nd 2019 at the x-bionic sphere sports resort in Samorin, Slovakia.



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