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Les Pereira

  ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: LES PEREIRA: AGE GROUP TRIATHLETE & PRESIDENT OF TRIATHLON CANADA Have an interesting story to tell? Email us: info@challengepenticton.com Subject: Athlete Story     CP: How did you get into triathlons? I have sort of been in...

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Hilary Schmitt

    1. How did you get into triathlons?  I signed up for my first one. That’s pretty much it. Never being one to figure out the details and then make plans I reverse engineer most major decisions and start with what I feel is the most important part, I...

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Dan McCluskey

    Athlete Spotlight: Dan McCluskey, Age Group Triathlete Have an interesting story to tell? Email us: info@challengepenticton.com Subject: Athlete Story   CP: Dan, how did you get into triathlons? It’s interesting how I got into triathlons. I used to...

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Bike Course Approved

    We are excited about the approved bike course for the 2016 National Long Distance Triathlon Championships. we feel we have created a fair and challenging course for all athletes After long discussions with the Ministry of Transportation, local residents,...

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Steve Beasley

    Athlete Spotlight: Steve Beasley, Canadian Duathlete We’re proud to begin our reoccurring feature where we interview an athlete and share their story. Have an interesting story to tell? Email us: inf@challengepenticton.com Subject: Athlete Story  ...

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New-trition Partner

    PhD Nutrition Inc. is happy to be sponsoring Challenge Penticton and the 2016 Canadian National Multisport Championships.  PhD Nutrition Inc., known for premium sports nutrition products and internationally recognized for quality and innovation, will be...

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Jeff Symonds Camp

    Ready to get Ugly? REGISTER NOW   Jeff Symonds and his special guests will be hosting the first ever Get Ugly Triathlon Camp July 14-17th 2016 in beautiful Penticton, B.C. The camp will be a fun filled weekend that will culminate with The Peach...

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2015 Pro Champions

    Valley First Challenge Penticton today crowned two new champions in the first Professional race held over the Half Distance. Victoria BC’s Brent McMahon and Peoria, Illinois’s Jennifer Spieldenner won hotly contested races in both mens and women’s...

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All Change in 2016

    Valley First Challenge Penticton today announced changes to the 2016 event as Penticton prepares to host the ITU World Triathlon and Multisport Festival the following year. The 2016 Valley First Challenge Penticton will be run across one single distance;...

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Team 211 Relay Challenge

    A triathlon relay team, which consists of one swimmer, one cyclist and one runner, with a combined age of 211, is challenging other teams in the Valley First Challenge Full distance triathlon, on August 30th. A quick calculation reveals an average age of...

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2015 Professional Competition

  The 2015 Valley First Challenge Penticton Triathlon will see the professional race move from the traditional Full distance to the Half distance event, to attract more top-level competitors. The Full Distance triathlon consists of a 3.8km Swim, 180km Bike and...

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Jeff Symonds Interview

In the inaugural Valley First Challenge Penticton, in 2013, hometown boy Jeffrey Symonds survived a high speed bike crash in the bike to post a Sub 8 1/2 hour finish in just his second Full Distance race.

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PIB Partnership

  Story from pentictonwesternnews.com Nearly 200 attended the Valley First Challenge Penticton open house at the Ramada Inn April 9. Most liked what they heard from co-race directors Kevin Cutjar and Michael Brown and their plans  going forward. There was...

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Students take on weekly marathons

  by  Emanuel Sequeira – Penticton Western News posted Apr 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM Penticton’s middle school students are on the run. As part of Challenge Penticton, students are taking part in the Middle School Marathon Challenge for nine weeks. Challenge...

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Challenge Americas Appointment

    Challenge Family is continuing to strengthen its position as ‘the quality leader in global long distance triathlon’ with the appointment of a new management team to develop further growth in North, South and Central America. The Challenge Americas team...

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New Run Course

Valley First Challenge Penticton announces new run course. Flatter run course for North America’s oldest full-distance triathlon. Valley First Challenge Penticton has announced a new run course for both the half- and full-distance races incorporating the Okanagan...

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Valley First Partnership

    Challenge Penticton is delighted to announce Valley First has renewed its commitment as the triathlon’s title sponsor. The 2015 event will be the second consecutive year that Valley First Challenge Penticton has been supported by the...

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Long Course Legends

    Valley First Challenge Penticton will introduce the Penticton Long Course Legends program to recognize and honour those athletes who have finished ten or more Full Distance triathlons in Penticton, since the first race was held in 1983. Over the past 32...

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Jeff Symonds in Bahrain

    Jeff Symonds yesterday placed seventh at the Challenge Bahrain triathlon among a star-studded field of the world’s most decorated triathletes. The Challenge Penticton triathlon co-owners this morning extended their congratulations to the locally...

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