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Challenge Family will implement a 20 meter drafting rule on the bike leg at The Championship 2017 as a means to provide the fairest racing for all athletes. The 20 Meter drafting rule will apply for all athletes.


x-bionic® sphere is a unique multipurpose complex with an area of over 100 hectares. The facilities offer professional conditions for 27 Olympic sport disciplines. Eat, sleep, train and compete all in one place.


Are you looking for an accommodation at the Championship? We offer you different options from a premium hotel to the camping site. Find out more about the Championship partner hotels.


Every athlete can qualify for the Championship at any Challenge Family event worldwide. Click here to find your next qualifier race and make your way to the Championship 2017!



THECHAMPIONSHIP is the new standard in international triathlon. The half distance (1.9/90/21.1) championship event will take place at the incredible x-bionic® sphere in Samorin, Slovakia on June 3, 2017.

For professional athletes, THECHAMPIONSHIP 2017 will carry a minimum €150,000 professional prize purse. A unique professional qualifying system will firstly see professional athletes able to qualify for THECHAMPIONSHIP 2017 via CHALLENGEFAMILY events worldwide.

Age group athletes will have the opportunity to qualify with a top six age group finish at any CHALLENGEFAMILY event worldwide during the qualification period. Top 3 teams in the male, female and mixed categories in relay events will qualify for THECHAMPIONSHIP at CHALLENGEFAMILY events.

To celebrate the elite performance of qualifying athletes but maintain CHALLENGEFAMILY’s commitment to inclusiveness, three hundred loyalty slots are available to any age group athlete who participates in at least three CHALLENGEFAMILY events within the qualification period. Loyalty spots are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis for athletes who meet the minimum participation criteria. Loyalty slots are not dependent on an athlete’s race time or finish position at any of the minimum three CHALLENGEFAMILY events.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Samorin!


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