Challenge Bahrain confirmed for November 2015

Challenge Bahrain is set to take place on 20 November 2015 as the Nasser Bin Hamad Triple Crown Grand Final – with the winners to become triathlon’s first instant millionaires.


This year’s race will also be the ‘world’s first half-distance night triathlon’, according to the organisers. The swim will take place as the sun sets over Bahrain’s spectacular skyline, and the athletes will complete the bike and run in the dark along a well-lit course.

“We are delighted to announce Challenge Bahrain 2015 under the direction of new general manager, Mikel Calahorra,” said Challenge Family CEO, Zibi Szlufcik.

“We have no doubt that Challenge Bahrain will again set new standards for triathlon with its exciting night race format and we very much look forward to returning to this spectacular nation.”

Helle Frederiksen wins Challenge Bahrain 2015

Some of the world’s top triathletes are expected to be racing this November, including current 70.3 world champion Daniela Ryf (GER) and this year’s Challenge Dubai winner Terenzo Bozzone (NZL), along with more than 1,000 age-groupers. Last year’s Challenge Bahrain was won by Helle Frederiksen (DEN) and Michael Raelert (GER).

Entries will open this Thursday (11 June) at an early-bird special rate of $280 for individual athletes. For more info head to

This news follows hard on the heels of Ironman’s announcement yesterday that it will host the 70.3 Middle East Championship in Bahrain this December, and a new 70.3 race in Dubai in early 2016. 

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