A new era of triathlon in the United States began today with the Challenge Family’s announcement of the team behind its first ultra distance triathlon in the USA.
Set to take place in late June 2014 in the Mid-Atlantic region, the inaugural Challenge USA will deliver Challenge Family’s unique style of race experience under the leadership of one of the country’s most respected race directors in a yet-to-be-revealed iconic destination.
Robert “Vigo” Vigorito is the 2013 USA Triathlon Life-Time Achievement Award winner for his significant contributions to triathlon. Many acknowledge Vigorito as responsible for taking the triathlon experience east of the Mississippi River. Back in 1984 he founded the Columbia Triathlon Association that has inspired thousands of triathletes and he is genuinely thrilled to be able to add another legendary event to his distinguished career.
“We will announce the details of this first race in mid-September and you can be certain it’s going to be one very exciting and memorable event – the course is flat and fast! The swim is sheltered, the bike incorporates state forests, vineyards and classic downtown Americana while the run is all about the ocean, and spectators… lots of them!,” said Vigorito. “Further, having witnessed Challenge Roth first-hand, I fully support their philosophy, and know that it aligns perfectly with my own. The athlete experience, the community involvement, and giving back – never take more than you give.”