CHALLENGEDAYTONA Announces 2020 Ambassador Team


On December 13th-15th, 2019, CHALLENGEDAYTONA presented their 2nd annual CHALLENGEDAYTONA Festival at iconic Daytona International Speedway®, voted “Best New Race” 2018 by Triathlete Magazine. The hallmark event attracted athletes from across the globe, which included a star-studded professional field with over 50 of the world’s top triathletes who competed in Daytona Distance Under the Lights. CHALLENGEDAYTONA has announced they have selected 27 passionate multisport athletes to represent the 2020 CHALLENGEDAYTONA Ambassador Team. The individuals selected will serve as emissaries and educators for the CHALLENGEDAYTONA Triathlon Festival, slated for December 2nd-4th, 2020.

“Our 2020 ambassadors are all incredibly dedicated to their multi-sport communities. They each have a unique story of what motivated and now sustains their multi-sport journey. In addition, all have demonstrated their passion to encourage others to lead active lifestyles and lead by example. The ambassadors will work with us to raise awareness to the benefits of leading healthy lifestyles as they showcase the fellowship that comes along with racing, particularly at an iconic venue like Daytona International Speedway “says CHALLENGENORTHAMERICA President, Bill Christy.

2020 Ambassadors include:

Susan Haag, FL

Fabia Marimotti, NY

Courtney Cappello, FL

Lynn Hill, FL

David Michael, NC

Jeanette Crowley, FL

Kristin Trappitt, Australia

Danielle Maham, FL

Hugh Driscoll, FL

Elizabeth Kenny, FL

Catherine Shapiro, FL

Peter Szunyogh, FL

Jake Martin, FL

Rich Beliveau, FL

Rich Robertson, PA

Jan Stover, FL

Robert Nastasi, FL

Amy Anderson, FL

Lindsey Courson, FL

Naomi Ventura, FL

Joe Ventura, FL

Dale Smith, FL

Will Gates, Jr. TN

Jessica Novack, FL

Eric Lashway, FL

Misha Wagoner, FL




Anyone interested in participating in the numerous events offered at CHALLENGEDAYTONA including Sprint and Middle Distance Triathlons (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run), the Junior Challenge kids’ race, Relay categories, Duathlon and Aquabike events, Sprint Special Needs, “Daytona Distance Under the Lights,” Pro Am Race and 5K/10K run/walk events—is invited to visit for more information and to register. The top six male and female finishers in each Middle-Distance Triathlon age group will qualify for entry in THECHAMPIONSHIP, to be held in May 2021 at the x-bionic sphere in Samorin, Slovakia.

Are you ready to swim, bike, and run at the “World Center of Racing®”? From December 4th– 6th, 2020, Daytona International Speedway will welcome triathletes and triathlon fans from around the world to CHALLENGEDAYTONA. Named “Best New Race” 2018 by Triathlete Magazine, the entire festival of events will take place at the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, home of “The Great American Race®”—the DAYTONA 500®.

About Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports facility and was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of “The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the “World Center of Racing,” boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the Speedway grounds are also used extensively for events that include concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training. For more information, visit

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