Race Briefing for Elite, Para, AG and Aquabike (English version):
Race Briefing for Elite, Para, AG and Aquabike (German version):
The Middle Distance at the Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee is situated in one of the most scenic places in the Austrian Tyrol with its spectacular mountain views and crystal clear lake. The resort town of Walchsee is set on the shores of the lake at the foot of the imposing Kaiser mountain range close to the German and Italian borders. The area is not only famous for its scenery, but also for the warm-hearted and welcoming locals. No wonder, that in the last few years Challenge athletes are not only guests, but also have become friends.
Based on many years of cooperation with Triathlon Europe (ETU) and the CHALLENGE FAMILY GmbH, back in 2016 European Middle Distance Triathlon Championships was held in Austria for the first time, in 2021 the official Multisport European Championships are going to be held in Austria for the second time.
Highlights Video 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9LyP_hlxdw
The swim in Walchsee is 1.9km long and 1 lap, the water is so clear you can drink it.
The 90km bike course leads two loops (each 45km) through the beautiful region of Kaiserwinkl with spectacular mountain views. Altogether the 90km loop covers 1,100 m of altitude difference.
Athletes will be relieved the run course is much flatter, although still has a few hills to keep things interesting! The four lap run course (21km) heads around the lake along the promenade, past farmhouses with their colourful window boxes and through alpine meadows, always with a stunning view of the Kaiser Massif and Lake Walchsee. The finish line is situated in the heart of Walchsee, next to the transition area with beautiful view on the lake and on the Kaiser Massif.
Water temperature: apporx. 18-21 degrees C
Number of laps: 1 (1,9 km Middle distance)
Start Mechanism: single start (rolling start)
Conditions: lake with drinking water quality
Number of laps: 2
demanding course through typical tyrolean region with appr. 1100 m altitude
Number of laps: 4 (21km, Middle distance)
Prize money distribution. Elite Men and Women