Triathon of Almere

The triathlon event in Almere, Netherlands, has been a popular and challenging competition for many years. Previously known as the Almere Triathlon, it has now been rebranded as Challenge Almere-Amsterdam.

Challenge Almere-Amsterdam is one of the oldest long-distance triathlons in Europe, with a rich history dating back to 1983. It takes place annually in the city of Almere, which is located in the province of Flevoland. The event attracts hundreds of participants who are willing to push their limits in the disciplines of swimming, cycling, and running.

The triathlon consists of three consecutive endurance events: swimming, cycling, and running, in that order. Participants begin with a swim in one of Almere’s lakes, followed by a bike ride through the scenic landscape surrounding the city, and finally, a marathon-distance run to the finish line. The distances vary depending on the category, with options for both full and half-distance races.

Challenge Almere-Amsterdam not only challenges the participants physically but also showcases the beauty of the region and the support of the local community. Spectators gather along the course to cheer on the athletes, creating a vibrant and energetic atmosphere.

The rebranding of the event to Challenge Almere-Amsterdam reflects its expansion and international recognition. It highlights the connection between Almere and the capital city of the Netherlands, Amsterdam. The event has gained prominence in the triathlon community, attracting participants from around the world who come to compete in this challenging and prestigious race.