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Challenge Family partners with MarkAllenOnline

Posted on: Wednesday 24th April 2013

Challenge Family and MarkAllenOnline have announced a partnership that sees the coaching company of one of triathlon’s greatest sporting legends partner with the world’s fastest growing series of long distance triathlons.

In the partnership, athletes will benefit from tailored training plans through MarkAllenOnline.com for each of the 18 Challenge Family races around the world as well as enjoy unique access to Mark Allen himself through a series of online video seminars.

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Challenge Family CEO, Felix Walchshöfer, said the partnership with MarkAllenOnline would form an integral part of Challenge Family’s Athletes’ Journey.

“As soon as an athlete signs up with Challenge to do one of our races, they are starting on the Athletes’ Journey and our goal is to support them each step of the way, providing them with the ultimate experience, not just on race day but in their preparation and recovery periods as well,” he said. “Our partnership with MarkAllenOnline.com provides Challenge Family athletes with access to race specific plans tailored to their individual needs by one of the most respected coaches in the world.”

As well as training plans, athletes will benefit from bi-monthly live online seminars covering key topics such as nutrition, mental tactics, training/life balance and race day preparation. Delivered by six time world champion and ESPN Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time, Mark Allen himself, Challenge Family athletes will have access to one of the greatest minds in triathlon with Allen’s wealth of racing and training expertise.

“I am excited to have MarkAllenOnline provide coaching to the Challenge Athlete Family athletes,” said Allen. “It has always been our goal to support our clients in having the best possible experience in the sport of triathlons by helping them Train Smart and Get Results®. The Challenge Family embraces this same goal of bringing the best possible experience to an athlete through its events. This is an incredible opportunity to enhance the athletic journey for everyone from their first day of training all the way through the finish line at the races.”

Full details of the training programmes can be found here.

The Challenge Family celebrates the sport of triathlon through its global series of long distance events and festivals that are changing the face of long distance racing around the world with its focus on athlete experience. Featuring spectacular courses in iconic destinations, Challenge Family events focus on delivering the race of a lifetime to every athlete, and creating a memorable spectator experience that captures all the excitement and emotion of this inspirational sport. The Challenge Family series currently features 18 events around the world including the world’s largest long distance triathlon, Challenge Roth in Germany. Other Challenge Family races take place in Germany, Holland, Austria, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Denmark, New Zealand, Thailand and Taiwan.

For further information on Challenge Family, please visit www.challenge-family.com, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.