Wenige Tage vor der Premiere der Challenge Regensburg wurde heute bekannt gegeben, dass am 13.08.2017 in Regensburg die Europameisterschaften der Europäischen Triathlon Union auf der Langdistanz ausgetragen werden.
Pressemitteilung im Wortlaut (englisch)
Almost 1,100 long distance triathletes from 32 nations are eagerly awaiting Challenge Regensburg, which takes place on August 14, 2016. While this year’s race is imminent, planning for the 2017 event has already started in earnest. The second edition of Challenge Regensburg has been chosen to host the ETU European Long Distance Championship.
„Working closely with Challenge Family, we have managed to convince the ETU of the competence of the authorities of the Regensburg region and the team of Challenge Regensburg. We are very proud of this achievement and believe that hosting of the ETU European Championship will be a milestone for the Sports City and Regensburg region!“, organizer Tom Tajsich says pleased.
Zibi Szlufcik, Chief Executive Officer of Challenge Family: “We are extremely proud and happy to host the European Long Distance Championship 2017 in the UNESCO world heritage city of Regensburg. The partnership between European Triathlon Union and Challenge Family is an integral part of our commitment to triathlon and the sport’s governing bodies. We share the same objectives to support the grow of the sport of triathlon, providing athletes with an exceptional quality race experience and inspire them to become an active part of the triathlon community. We are delighted that Challenge Regensburg has been selected to host the European Long Distance Championship and we are very confident the teams of ETU, Challenge Family and Challenge Regensburg will deliver nothing but excellence.”
ETU President Renato Bertrandi said, “I am very pleased to see that once again our athletes have the chance to race over the long distance at a Challenge event. After the great success of Poznań I am happy that long distance racing is back on line and attracting more and more competitors from across Europe. Regensburg will host the test event in a few days’ time. One of Germany’s oldest cities and a UNESCO World Heritage City! I am delighted that once again, by working closely with Challenge that we can offer our athletes a real test over the full distance.”
ETU European Long Distance Championship on August 13, 2017
The race, which takes place on August 13, 2017 will feature a strong international field of professional and age group athletes from across Europe as the race for the ETU European Long distance Championship.
“One thing is for sure, Challenge Regensburg will be a race highlight for athletes and visitors due to its uniquely beautiful routes. „Even before this year’s premiere, athletes who have visited our courses were delighted by the beauty of Regensburg region. Of course, our fantastic finish at Domplatz Regensburg will reveal its full fascination only on race day. We look forward to the premiere!“, says Tom Tajsich, eagerly awaiting the event.
In addition to the Challenge Regensburg race over a 3.8 kilometer swim, 180 kilometer cycle and 42.2 kilometers run, athletes and guests will be participating in and supporting numerous other attractions, such as the Mittelbayerische Beginners Triathlon, Womens and Kids Run, the Challenge Food Tour and concerts on race weekend. „Of course we’re planning a fantastic festival program also for the European Championship in 2017,“ the organizer says.
Foto: Klaus Arendt (Archiv)