Judith Corachán and Pieter Heemeryck winners of Challenge Salou 2019

Corachán gets the 1st place for the second year in a row and Pablo Dapena repeats his second place in 2018

Adrián Muñoz and Marjolaine Pierre win in the SHORT category


Salou, April 7, 2019. Judith Corachán has become one of the names of the Challenge Salou 2019. The Catalan triathlete has been crowned winner of the female HALF category with a time of 04:16:58 and has repeated victory after her first place in Challenge Salou 2018. The German Daniela Bleymehl (04:18:38) and the British Emma Pallent (04:20:04) have accompanied Corachán on the podium in the second and third places, respectively.

In the male’s category, the winner has been the Belgian triathlete Pieter Heemeryck with a time of 03:46:40. Two minutes later, Pablo Dapena (03:48:02) crossed the finish line and repeated the second place he also won in Salou last year. The young British Thomas Davis, with a mark of 03:49:19, completed men’s podium.

Regarding the SHORT category, men’s victory has been for Adrián Muñoz (02:45:58), followed by Martin Iraizoz (02:50:32) and Adrián Ivars (02:54:11). French triathlete Marjolaine Pierre achieved the victory in females SHORT category. Second and third positions have been for the Spanish Isabel Gómez (03:14:17) and Ana Martinez (03:28:13), respectively.

The Festival: activities all weekend
Beyond the Sunday mid-distance triathlon, Challenge Salou presented “The Festival”, an offer of activities so that families could also merge family and sport during the whole weekend.

Whereas a “Meet & Greet” with some of the main athletes was held on Friday, activities such as the Breakfast Run, the Junior Challenge, the Challenge Women, the Pasta Party and the Briefing PRO were organized on Saturday in a fantastic and friendly environment.

International consolidation
After closing registrations on February 22, Challenge Salou consolidated its international prestige with a spectacular team of 1050 triathletes from 40 countries and 78 professional triathletes who took part in the PRO start list.

About Challenge Salou
Challenge Salou is the main international triathlon event of the Costa Daurada area, in Catalonia, Spain, with more than 1,500 people involved and 7 different races. Challenge Salou offers the opportunity to swim on a beach with shallow waters and views that reach the Delta de l’Ebre and Serra de la Mussara, to get an amazing average speed on the cycling circuit and to run enjoying the charm of the Costa Daurada and the fantastic warmth of its audience. In addition to the Half, Half Relay and Short races, different activities turn the weekend in Salou into a real party for the whole family.

Based in Amberg, Germany, CHALLENGE FAMILY is the leading global triathlon festival race series. With over 40 races annually across 26 host countries, CHALLENGE FAMILY is the fastest growing mass endurance triathlon brand in the world. CHALLENGE FAMILY offers “events for everyone” with a “festival character,” so that everyone can share in the triathlon experience, from professionals to age-groupers.