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Challenge Istanbul Returns as Qualifier for The Championship

Challenge Istanbul, which will be held under the main sponsorship of Oral B in cooperation with the Turkiye Triathlon Federation and Challenge Family, will witness the competition of hundreds of local and foreign triathletes on September 1 and for the first time will be a qualifier for The Championship 2025.

Challenge Istanbul, which was organised for the first time last year in cooperation with Challenge Family and the Turkiye Triathlon Federation and attracted great attention from the participants, will return on 1 September 2024 with the top three of each age group heading to the The Championship.

The organisation, which is the world’s first and only intercontinental triathlon race, is organised under the main sponsorship of Oral B, the global brand of oral care products.

Stating that a challenging course consisting of 2.3 km swimming, 40 km cycling and 10 km running awaits the triathletes, Turkiye Triathlon Federation President Bayram Yalçınkaya said the following about the race, “Once again, this year the race will take place under the umbrella of Challenge Family, one of the world’s leading triathlon organisation brands. Triathlon is an important sport where three different disciplines come together and the athlete pushes his own limits. Istanbul’s natural beauty and its location connecting two continents make this organisation very special. I invite the entire triathlon family to be a part of this unforgettable experience.”

Jort Vlam, CEO of global triathlon series, Challenge Family, commented, “We’re delighted to return to the magnificent and historic city of Istanbul and work with the Turkiye Triathlon Federation to deliver this memorable event. Nowhere else in the world can you race in Europe and Asia on the same day and the backdrop of Istanbul is hard to beat. Also new for this year is the top three of each age group will qualify for The Championship, our flagship middle distance event held each year at the x-bionic sphere near Bratislava in Slovakia. We look forward to welcoming Challenge Istanbul athletes to this prestigious event!”

The bike stage of the Challenge Istanbul will take place on a course over the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. The swim stage will be between Kanlıca – Küçüksu and the run stage will be between Küçüksu – Çubuklu.

The organisation, which has attracted the attention of international triathlon authorities since the day it was organized, will also host the Europe Triathlon Cup Istanbul this year.

For detailed information about the race and to register, you can visit the website www.challenge-istanbul.com.