This year’s edition is on its way to be one of the biggest attractions, both for triathletes and fans.
Aside from Lisa Norden, the current World Series Champion and Olympic Silver medalist, there are new stars joining the team. First, it was Joerie Vansteelant, a world long distance Duathlon benchmark who will attend on 13th April in Playitas to measure himself against the best renowned triathletes. His cycle race is expected to put all the other male favorites up against the ropes.
Shortly soon we got the German representation with two of their best weapons: Anja Beranek and Markus Fachbach. In the case of Beranek, it will be very important to follow and check her progression. She is the current European Champion in middle distance and her results in 2012 placed her as the best German in the female category in Hawaii.
The Iron couple
The arrival of Bella and Stephen Bayliss increases the interest in the competition, in both races. Couple in real life and sharing 20 victories in the Ironman distance, facts that explain why they both are known as: The Iron Couple.
Among the innovations this year, the Challenge Fuerteventura is planning to organize an Olympic distance race triathlon on the same day. This means the triathletes will be free to choose the race that best suits their trainings. Payitas will be the epicenter of all these events, offering a whole weekend of feasting and celebrations.