CHALLENGEDAYTONA Invites Applications for 2019 Ambassador Team

CHALLENGEDAYTONA invites passionate multi-sport athletes from around the world to apply for the 2019 CHALLENGEDAYTONA Ambassador Team. The individuals selected will serve as emissaries and educators for the CHALLENGEDAYTONA Triathlon Festival, slated for December 13-15, 2019. The inaugural CHALLENGEDAYTONA, dubbed “Best New Race of 2018” by Triathlete Magazine, enjoyed enthusiastic support [...]

CHALLENGEDAYTONA Announces Official “Daytona Distance Under the Lights” Professional Race

Building on the undeniable success and unique circumstances of the inaugural CHALLENGEDAYTONA triathlon in December 2018, race organizers are thrilled to announce the new “Daytona Distance Under the Lights” format for the 2019 professional field. The event, which is exclusive to professional athletes, will be highlighted by a 15-lap (37.5-mile) bike course and 8.2-mile run course taking […]

Van Vlerken, Kienle and Dapena win Challenge Family World Bonus

CHALLENGEFAMILY Awards $165,000 Triathlon World Bonus Prize Purse The hotly contested CHALLENGEFAMILY World Bonus competition concluded with Sunday’sCHALLENGEDAYTONA race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. In the final analysis, Sebastian Kienle (GER) and Pablo Dapena González (ESP) shared the top ranking for professional men, each taking home $25,000 of the combined [...]

Athletes Make History at Inaugural CHALLENGEDAYTONA

Modified “Daytona Distance” Triathlon Makes for Unprecedented Race Experience DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., — More than 1500 athletes made history at the inaugural CHALLENGEDAYTONA Powered by the Y Triathlon Festival at Daytona International Speedway, December 8-9. Over the course of two days of racing, competitors saw a range of weather conditions. Clear skies and sunshine dominated […]


Due to the weather system predicted to move through the Volusia-Flagler Counties , including potential lightning and high winds, we have deemed it necessary to alter the course for today’s Challenge DAYTONA Middle Distance Triathlon, Duathlon, and Aquabike events. We have been monitoring the weather conditions the past 48 hours. Although we were hopeful that […]

Results Saturday and live tracking Sunday

Day 2 of Challenge DAYTONA is in the books! Congrats to all of today’s competitors in the Jr. Challenge & Sprint Distance events. You can check the results of these achievements on our result page. Middle Distance athetes, you’re up next! Get a good night’s sleep and we’ll see you bright & early! If you […]

Inner-City Chicago Youth Heading to Challenge Daytona Triathlon Festival

Thanks to a group of Port Orange, Florida triathletes, three children from inner-city Chicago will compete in the inaugural CHALLENGEDAYTONA Triathlon. The youth athletes, along with their family members, will enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to Daytona Beach, courtesy of the Pain Train. The Pain Train is a group of 10+ Port Orange, Florida triathlete friends who […]

Special Compass Athletes Jim and Michael Sayih to Compete at Challenge Daytona

When father and son Jim and Michael Sayih toe the line at the inauguralCHALLENGEDAYTONA Sprint Distance triathlon on December 8th, they’re sure to inspire everyone watching. Twenty-four-year-old Michael is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He is the President ofSpecial Compass, an organization founded by his father, Jim, in 2015. As avid competitors, the Sayihs take the mission […]

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