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Challenge Americas Season Kicks Off In Knoxville

Now in its fifth year (formerly as Rev3 Knoxville), the professionals will take on the half-iron distance on Sunday.

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The Challenge Family Americas Series kicks off its race action this weekend in Knoxville, Tenn. on the heels of the announcement that the professional prize purse would be cut from five of its races. Now in its fifth year (formerly as Rev3 Knoxville), the professionals will take on the half-iron distance on Sunday, May 17 to race for their share of 25,000 Euros.

Triathletes will swim up river and then turn back down river, exiting at the UT Rowhouse across the street from Neyland Stadium for a total of 1.2 miles. They will then take on the rural roads of Knoxville for the one lap, 56-mile bike course. Finally, athletes will run 13.1 miles through Knoxville’s Greenway before finishing at World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville. Age groupers have the option of the half course detailed above, or the shorter Challenge or Olympic courses.

Top names on the pro start list include Cameron Dye (USA), Eric Limkemann (USA), Rebekah Keat (AUS), Rebeccah Wassner (USA) and Laurel Wassner (USA).

Follow the action on Twitter @Challenge_Amer and via streaming finish line video (link available on race day at Challenge-familyusa.com).

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Professional Men
Derek Garcia (USA)
Jeremy Howard (USA)
Mike Hermanson (USA)
Guilherme Campos (USA)
Tom Wood (USA)
Eric Limkemann (USA)
Robert Duncan (USA)
Nick Brodnicki (USA)
Andrew Drobeck (USA)
Ryan Rau (USA)
Cameron Dye (USA)
Jake Rhyner (USA)
Colin O’Brady (USA)
Chris Lutz (USA)
Cédric Boily (CAN)
Andrew Yoder (USA)
Tony White (USA)
Jonathan Fecik (USA)
Jason Watson (USA)
Ryan Bates (USA)
Kevin Ryan (USA)

Professional Women
Kathy Rakel (USA)
Cheryl Orlovsky (CAN)
Hallie Blunck (USA)
Carly Johann (USA)
Alyssa Godesky (USA)
Leslie Miller (USA)
Maggie Rusch (USA)
Molly Woodford (USA)
Rachel McBride (CAN)
Erin Crum (USA)
Amy Javens (USA)
Rebeccah Wassner (USA)
Laurel Wassner (USA)
Katie Thomas (USA)
Jennifer Spieldenner (USA)
Jackie Hering (USA)
Rebekah Keat (AUS)
Heather Lendway (USA)
Leslie Smith (USA)
Molly Roohi (USA)
Laura Siddall (GBR)
Lesley Smith (USA)