The last slot for the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam 2015 was sold Friday night September 4th, and it was time for race director Richard Belderok to make a definite calculation of the number of participants: “After the possibility to register for the race closed last Monday, we received many requests by athletes who still hoped to enter”, says Belderok. “We shifted things around, and filled every free place left in the Transition Area. Now, there is absolutely no space left.”
This weekend, the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam will establish a record of more than 2500 participants: 710 athletes on Friday (amongst which 620 high school students), 1392 participants on Saturday (including 32 teams), and 416 participants on Sunday. Because of this record breaking number of participants, this 35th edition of the Holland Triathlon is yet again the largest triathlon event in Dutch history.
Challenge Almere-Amsterdam 2015
The oldest triathlon of Europe takes place on 11-13 September 2015. Friday, seniors and high school students will kick-off the weekend with the Senior & No-Limit Challenge and Junior Challenge. Saturday 12 September will revolve around the long distance triathlon with familiar (inter)national athletes like Markus Fachbach (European Champion and winner last year), Dirk Wijnalda (Dutch Champion last year), and Irene Kinnegim (winner 2009 and 2010). Furthermore, a record number of athletes will participate in the half distance, and several teams will participate in both the long and half distance triathlon. The weekend will end with the Family & Business Relay, and the best teams of the Netherlands will compete in the Lotto Premier League.