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The Challenge Family announced today that two-time Ironman world champion Mirinda Carfrae and Ironman Brazil champion Timothy O’Donnell will take part in two of their upcoming Challenge North American events. The married couple will race both Challenge Atlantic City and Challenge St. Andrews in 2014.
Historic Atlantic City, New Jersey, will hold the first full distance Challenge Family race to be held in the United States, taking place on June 29. St. Andrews, a seaside resort community in the Canadian Maritime Province of New Brunswick, will host a half distance race, and take place one week later on July 6.
“I can’t wait to experience a new full distance race on the East Coast and welcome Challenge to North America,” Carfrae said in a press release. “Both St Andrews and Atlantic City are new travel destinations for me. Although I won’t be going the distance in Atlantic City I’ll participate in the Challenge Aquabike soaking in the fast and flat bike course through vineyards and miles of blueberry fields as well as finishing on the historic boardwalk of Atlantic City. This format will allow me to cheer athletes on the run and the finish line. I’ll be racing the following weekend at Challenge St. Andrews and looking forward to enjoying the hospitality and charm of this quaint seaside village located on the southern tip of New Brunswick.”
“I’m excited to be on the starting line for both new Challenge Family events this summer,” O’Donnell said. “The venues of Atlantic City, NJ and St. Andrews, NB look like ideal race destinations. I’m honored to be racing in Atlantic City as part of a relay team, and then going for the win the following weekend in picturesque New Brunswick, Canada. With Challenge’s superb reputation for a great race experience, I know these inaugural events will be memorable for all the participants and their families!”
For more information on Challenge Family visit Challenge-family.com.