The President of the Challenge Family, Félix Walchshöfer, said Mogan Gran Canaria event “will be among the best of the events” of this international competition. Responsible for the recognized franchise of Triathlon, Mr. Walchchöfer said that this race is “ideal” since Mogán has a spectacular climate and a landscape of great beauty which become one of the most sought after.
Walchshöfer, who participated in the launch of this new sporting event; premiering September 17, 2016. Stressed a huge benefit of frequent air transport connectivity of the island and extensive accommodation of Mogán. “We are very happy to have a event in Gran Canaria,” explained the Executive, on what will be the 47th event in the Challenge Family series, hosted in more than 20 countries.
Challenge Mogan-Gran Canaria has the backing of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Government of the island, and the municipality of Mogán. Both the promoters and the Organization have suggested that this competition was created with commitment to its continuity in the coming years and will be one of the star events to consolidate Gran Canaria as ‘European island of sport’.
The 1st Edition of the International Triathlon Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria, will put this tourist town on the world map of this sport and it is estimated that the event will host over 700 athletes from 22 different countries. The initial event will be 1.9 km swimming, 90 km cycling and 21km run. It is possible in the future, demand will push the event to evolve and offer a long distance triathlon.