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CHALLENGE FAMILY WORLD BONUS STANDINGS RELEASED

With five months of Challenge Family racing already completed for 2024, the Challenge Family Pro Athlete World Bonus standings are showing a close-run battle for the end of season bonus.

New Zealander, Jack Moody, leads the men’s standings with 750 points after his wins at Challenge Taiwan and the Asia Pacific Championships at Challenge Gunsan-Saemangeum. Behind him is Jesper Svensson (SWE) on 490 points with his second at the Asia Pacific Championships and then tied in third place on 400 are Kyle Smith (NZL), winner of The Championship, Kristian Høgenhaug (DEN), with podiums at The Championship and Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria, and Ognjen Stojanović (SRB) with podiums at Challenge Cesenatico and Challenge Gallipoli.

In the women’s, the standings are a lot tighter with Rebecca Robisch (GER) on 510 points, just 10 points ahead of Aurélia Boulanger (FRA) and Regan Hollioke (AUS. Robisch has earned a win at Challenge Israman and a second at Challenge Mogán – Gran Canaria, while Boulanger has two wins at Challenge Cesenatico and Challenge Salou and Hollioke posted a win at the Asia Pacific Championships.

Established in 2016, this pioneering initiative was the first of its kind, introducing a ranking and bonus system tailored for professional athletes, showcasing Challenge Family’s ongoing commitment to supporting the professional triathlon community.

“At Challenge Family, we are committed to fostering a culture of excellence across the board and providing our athletes with the platform they require for success,” said Jort Vlam, CEO of Challenge Family.

“Recognizing the emergence of other lucrative opportunities within the sport since the inception of the World Bonus, we applaud the growth, which undoubtedly benefits both triathlon and its athletes. However, accessibility remains limited. The Challenge Family World Bonus is designed to be competitive for all professional athletes at all stages of their careers, from rising stars to seasoned champions. Past top performers include Magnus Ditlev, Sam Long, Fenella Langridge, and Mathis Margirier, who have all benefited from the financial support, helping propel them towards the pinnacle of their sport. The Pro Athlete World Bonus stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to the professional triathlon community and our belief in rewarding perseverance, determination, and exceptional performance.”

With six months of racing still to go, the race for the Challenge Family Pro Athlete World Bonus still has a long way to go with 15 eligible Challenge Family races still to take place with the next up being Lotto Challenge Gdańsk on 16 June.

Challenge Family’s World Bonus provides professional athletes with the opportunity to race for a share of a US$100,000 end-of-season bonus on top of the prize purses at races. Points are available at selected Challenge Family and started with Challenge Israman in January and will end with Challenge Florianopolis in Brazil on 24 November.

The bonus pays five deep across both men and women with the top ranked pros taking home $22k, second will earn $14k and third will win $8k, fourth $4k and fifth $2k. For further information and full rankings and points tables, visit https://www.challenge-family.com/world-bonus/.