The third edition of Challenge Vietnam offers triathletes a chance to run, bike and swim in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province, in September.
The triathlon, consisting of a 1.9 km swim, 90 km cycle and 21 km run, will be held in the central coast town on September 13. The swim is beginner-friendly with a cut-off time of 70 minutes, while the run is mostly flat apart from a couple of short and easy hills and a bridge. The cycling route includes a steady mix of cliffs, flats, and local roads.
Last year, the event also took place in Nha Trang during July. Organizers stated online the event had been moved to September since the average sea temperature around this time of year is more enjoyable for athletes at about 28.3 degrees Celsius.
Challenge Vietnam was named the Best Inaugural Long Distance Triathlon in Asia in 2016 and Best Overall Race in Asia in 2019 by AsiaTri, a triathlon related news site specific to the Asian region.
The event attracted lots of foreign triathletes, including those from Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Costa Rica.