Two iconic Challenge Family events were held on Sunday; Challenge Iceland and Challenge Penticton. As Sunday afternoon rolled around, we had three Timex Multisport Team athletes crowned champions!
Challenge Iceland (July 23)
Challenge Iceland is hosted close to Iceland's large metro area of Reykjavik and is widely regarded as one of the most scenic events on earth. Athletes swim in the crystal clear Lake MeŌalfellsvatn, ride on seemingly untouched roads, and run their 13.1 mile course on the fjord valley floor. Power couple, Justin Metzler and Jeanni Seymour were on hand to take in the beauty and hopefully come home with some hardware.
Justin Metzler (CO) came out of the water second only to fellow American, Kevin Collington and continued his day close to the front. After the 56 mile bike leg, Justin truly found his legs on the run and finished off the pro men's field with the fastest half marathon of the day, crossing the finish line as the pro men's champion! This marks Justin's first ever pro win!
Jeanni Seymour (CO) led the women out of the swim and stuck as close as she could to über biker and defending champion, Heather Wurtele. The fastest runner of the bunch, Jeanni only had Wurtele to run down who was nearly five minutes up the road. Running a blistering 1:21:12 half marathon, Jeanni managed the pass on Wurtele with roughly 100 meters to go. Sprinting to the finish, Jeanni secured the victory!
Challenge Penticton (July 23)
Over in Penticton, British Columbia, Leon Griffin (CO) took on the 1/2 distance event. Finishing in 3:59:48, Leon crossed the line first and claimed the title of Challenge Penticton Champion.