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 […]

All-Star Pro Am Relay Set for CHALLENGEDAYTONA

A single day of racing isn’t enough for several of the professional triathletes slated to compete in Sunday’s Middle Distance Triathlon at CHALLENGEDAYTONA Triathlon Powered by the Y. Five of the field’s top contenders will also join a roster of VIP teammates on Saturday for a fast and furious Pro Am Sprint Relay. The CHALLENGEDAYTONA Pro Am Sprint […]

Challenge Daytona to Host Women’s Empowerment Panel

CHALLENGEDAYTONA is thrilled to host Women in Triathlon, a dynamic panel including several world-class professional athletes, designed to empower female endurance athletes of all backgrounds and abilities. The event takes place as part of the inaugural CHALLENGEDAYTONAfestival weekend at Daytona International Speedway. The Women in Triathlon panel, a joint effort between Team Leanda Cave [...]

Challenge Daytona Partners with Pinarello as Official Bike Course Sponsor

Pinarello is proud to announce sponsorship of the upcoming CHALLENGEDAYTONA triathlon at Daytona International Speedway. As part of the sponsorship, the company has invited Pinarello pro triathlete Cameron Wurf to compete. Wurf most recently set the bike course record of 4:09:06 at the World Championships in Kona, breaking his own previous record. This feat was made possible […]

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