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Challenge Family arrives in Vietnam

Posted on: Friday 18th December 2015

The ‘Riviera of Vietnam’ is CHALLENGEFAMILY’s latest race destination with today’s announcement of the half distance CHALLENGEVIETNAM in the beautiful city of Nha Trang on 11 September 2016.

CHALLENGEVIETNAM will run alongside Nha Trang’s six kilometre stretch of beautiful coastline with its white sandy beaches, clear waters and an abundance of marine life, thriving reefs with verdant mountain ranges at each end, as well as an archipelago of 19 untouched islands just a short boat ride away. The region also offers host of sightseeing and recreational activities with the town itself full of breathtaking architecture dating back to the ancient Champa Kingdom, Buddhist temples as well as natural hot springs, salt fields and majestic waterfalls.

Bady Pham of local organizing team Pulse Active said, “Challenge Vietnam is going to be an experience the participants will never forget. Attention to detail will be the main focus of Pulse Active in organizing this race. We want the athletes to feel like they own the race.”

The focus on quality was echoed by Dave Greenfield, president of Elite Bicycles, “I am super excited about the opportunity to bring a premiere triathlon event to Nha Trang. Due to the fact that we are combining a principal brand along with an outstanding team, assuredly the result will be the best event ever.”

CHALLENGEFAMILY Asia Pacific CEO, Marcus Altmann, said the global triathlon organization couldn’t have hoped for a better location for its expansion into Vietnam. “Nha Trang is one of the most beautiful places I have visited. The locals are incredibly welcoming and as with all our races, it is a destination that will be enjoyed by athletes and their friends and families alike. We are very much looking forward to working with the team at Pulse Active and the local community to create an iconic event on the CHALLENGEFAMILY calendar.”

CHALLENGEVIETNAM is the newest addition to the long list of Challenge Family races around the world. Just like a family, CHALLENGEVIETNAM will be following in the footsteps of its older sibling-races and will step up to the plate to deliver a memorable race experience.

The race will begin with a 1.9km swim in the tropical waters of the beautiful beaches of Nha Trang City, followed by a 90km bike ride which takes athletes to see the breathtaking sights and sounds of Nha Trang City. The race will culminate with a 21km run along Nha Trang City’s famed coastline strip where athletes will be cheered on by the spectators and welcomed into the finisher’s chute.

The race experience does not end once the athlete crosses the finish line, the organising team will endeavour to ensure that every athlete is able to properly relax and unwind after the day’s grueling challenge. After the race athlete participants shall be treated to an amazing post race celebration that will be a fitting ending to their race.

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