CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM organizes the oldest long distance triathlon of Europe on 9 September 2017. The European Triathlon Union (ETU) and CHALLENGEFAMILY have granted Almere the European Championship. Dutch athletes, however, also have a chance to be crowned as Dutch Champions during this classic race. The long distance triathlon consists of a 3,8 km swim course in the lake Weerwater, 180 km cycle course through the polder of Flevoland, and a 42,2 km run course around the Weerwater. Jan Raphael (GER, time: 08:03:43) and Camille Deligny (FRA, time: 09:18:15) won the race in 2016.