Brownlee to race Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria

Alistair Brownlee launches long-course season in the Canary Islands on April 22.

| April 7, 2017 | NEWS

Alistair Brownlee runs behind brother Jonathan at the ITU WTS Grand Final in Cozumel in 2016.

Alistair Brownlee runs behind brother Jonathan at the ITU WTS Grand Final in Cozumel in 2016.

Photo >Kevin Mackinnon

Well this is quite a coup for the Challenge Family - two-time Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee will race at Challenge Mogan Gran Canaria on April 22 - the day before his 29th birthday.

“I’m delighted to be racing my first middle distance triathlon race at Gloria Challenge Gran Canaria on 22nd April," Brownlee says. "I’ve made no secret that I am going to spend the next couple of years racing some different distances and I’m really looking forward to the process of preparing for some longer distance races and of course, competing at them. I can’t think of a better place for my first one.”

It would be hard to imagine a much nicer spot to make your long-distance debut - Gran Canaria is renowned for its spectacular landscapes and 22-degree (C) weather all year round.