British Formula One driver, Jenson Button, will line up at Challenge Fuerteventura on April 26 with swim, bike, run on the agenda instead of his usual McLaren wheels.
Arriving as part of his triathlon team straight from the Chinese Grand Prix, Button is an avid triathlete as it is part of his training routine for the Formula One season.
While Button will fight it out in the age group rankings, the Challenge Fuerteventura pro field is headed by defending female champion and Olympic silver medalist, Lisa Norden. She is joined by Tamsin Lewis (GBR), Eimear Mullan (IRE) and Daniela Sämmler (GER).
The men’s field is 32 deep and includes European 70.3 champion Ritchie Nicholls (GBR), Patrik Nilsson (SWE), Markus Fachbach (GER) and Konstantin Bachor (GER).
Set against the dramatic volcanic backdrop of the Canary Islands, Challenge Fuerteventura features a tough course over the half distance centred round the well-known triathlon training centre of Playitas Sports Resort.
For live timing and further information, visit www.challengefuerteventura.com
The Challenge Family series of triathlons features 26 full and half distance races around the world, including the world’s largest long distance triathlon – Challenge Roth in Germany. The birthplace of the Challenge Family, Challenge Roth now features over 5,500 athletes and 220,000 spectators and home to both world records held by Andreas Raelert (GER) and Chrissie Wellington (GBR). Since 2002, races throughout Europe, UK, Australasia, Asia, North America and South America have joined Roth. Together they provide athletes with a new experience of long distance racing with a strong focus on athlete and spectator experience, giving back to the community while respecting the legacy of sport and being committed to its continued growth. For further information on Challenge Family visit www.challenge-family.com