It seems like we can count on some epic racing at the inaugural Challenge Miami, taking place on Mar. 12, 2021. The organization just announced that Lionel Sanders and Paula Findlay will toe the line of Challenge Family’s second race in the United States.
Both triathletes might have an advantage over their competitors, as they conquered a half distance triathlon on a car race circuit before. Findlay won Challenge Daytona in 2019 and took the win at the incredibly competitive PTO 2020 Championship race last year. Sanders – the men’s winner in 2019 – wasn’t able to run to the top podium spot in 2020, but with his fourth place proved he enjoys racing on a Nascar Speedway. Good thing, too, because the athletes will again experience this fast and furious style of racing in Miami.
Parts of both the bike and run take place on the Homestead-Miami Speedway. With a lake right next to the track, everything is easily accessible at this iconic venue. Athletes will race over a special distance of 1,900 m of swimming, 60 km of cycling and a 17.7-km run.