Brownlee highlights Championship field

Alistair Brownlee will take on a tough field at the inaugural Challenge Championship in Samorin, Slovakia.

| May 23, 2017 | NEWS

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Fresh off a couple of big half-distance wins, two-time Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee will compete at the inaugural Challenge Championship event.

“There is a good field assembled for the Championship so I am excited to race, especially as the venue looks amazing,” Brownlee says. “The bike course is relatively flat but the 20m draft rule will keep everyone honest and it should be a good race.”

Brownlee will take on some of his old ITU competitors in the form of Richard Murray (RSA) and Richard Varga (SVK). He’ll also be taking on two-time Ironman 70.3 world champion Sebastian Kienle (GER) and countryman Andreas Dreitz.

Brownlee won his first attempt at the half-distance, Challenge Gran Canaria, then followed that up with an impressive win at the Ironman 70.3 North American Championship in St. George, Utah, USA, beating Kienle at that event.  

Find out more on the race and see the start list here.