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Challenge Almere Celebrates 35 Years of Triathlon with a Sell-Out!

Posted on: Tuesday 8th September 2015

Over 2,500 athletes will participate in CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM on 11-13 September, celebrating 35 years of triathlon at this historic race.

The last slot for CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM was sold Friday night September 4th, and it was time for race director Richard Belderok to make a final calculation of the number of participants. “After the possibility to register for the race closed last Monday, we received many requests by athletes who still hoped to enter,” said Belderok. “We shifted things around, and filled every free place left in the Transition Area. Now, there is absolutely no space left.”

This weekend, CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM will establish a record of more than 2,500 participants: 710 athletes on Friday including 620 high school students in the Senior & No-Limit Challenge and Junior Challenge. On Saturday, 1,392 participants will take part in the full and half distance CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM, including world-class pro athletes such as Markus Fachbach European Champion and defending champion, Dirk Wijnalda (NED) defending Dutch champion and Irene Kinnegim (winner 2009 and 2010). The weekend will end on Sunday with 416 participants taking part in the Family and Business Relay and the best Dutch teams will compete in the Lotto Premier League.

Due to this record breaking number of participants, this 35th edition of the Holland Triathlon is yet again the largest triathlon event in Dutch history.

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