Following the success of the Aquabike World Championships in Almere (2021), an Aquabike will also be organized during Challenge Almere-Amsterdam 2023. During an Aquabike, triathletes complete a Long Distance or Middle Distance, but the run is skipped.
That means athletes doing the Long Distance Aquabike, will swim a total of 3.8 kilometers and bike 180 kilometers. After they put their bike back in T2, they only have to run about 100 meters before crossing the finish line. For athletes competing in the Middle Distance Aquabike, the distances are 1.9 kilometers of swimming and 90 kilometers of biking.
Thanks to the Aquabike, the sport of triathlon becomes a little more accessible to athletes who do want to give the longer distances a first try. “The run is usually considered the most heavy,” Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Race Director Richard Belderok explained. “So If you skip that run, the race becomes a lot more doable for a lot of people. Meanwhile you can still enjoy the great atmosphere along the course of our race. The Aquabike is also extremely suitable for triathletes who are well trained, but have difficulty running due to injury.”
The Aquabike will take place on the same day as the Long Distance and Middle Distance of Challenge Almere-Amsterdam: Sept. 9, 2023. Registration is open immediately by clicking here.