The Challenge Family have announced a new event in Rome for 22-23 July 2017. The debut Challenge Roma 753 will host two days of competition, featuring a sprint and a atypical main race with distances approaching Challenge Half status.
The inaugural Challenge Roma 753 event will take place on July 22 and 23, 2017. The Saturday will feature a sprint trial. The main race is on the Sunday, with the distances (approved by the Federazione Italiana Triathlon) themed around the date of the foundation of Rome in 753 BC.
The swim course will take place in the artificial lake of Laghetto dell’Eur in the Municipio district in the south of the city and will consist of 1,753m. The 75,310m (75km) bike course will head towards ancient Ostia along a ‘smooth and easy’ route for the first 30 km before going back to the city centre. Finally, the race ends with a 17,530m (17.5km) run. The event takes over and adapts the previous Roma 753 event.
The race marks the first time that Challenge, whose Roth event we recently named as the greatest triathlon in the world, have proposed a format with these distances. The usual Challenge Half events boast a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run
More information about the inaugural Challenge Roma 753 is available at www.challenge-roma.com. Registration opens on 1 April 2017.