|Levi Maxwell and Meredith Hill claim victory at the inaugural Challenge Anhui
The first ever CHALLENGEFAMILY race in Mainland China kicked off on October 20, in the relatively small land-locked province of Anhui. Located in an area famous for international cultural tourism and spectacular scenery of mountain ridges and lakes, the 2019 CHALLENGEANHUI welcomed around 1.200 triathletes from 20 countries and 28 inland provinces. With thousands of enthusiastic spectactors cheering for pro-athletes aswell as age-groupers the stage was set for an unforgettable race experience. In the men’s professional race, two Australian athletes claimed the top two places. Levi Maxwell claimed victory in a time of 8:08:41, followed by Steven McKenna, who crossed the line after 8:17:27 – just 28 seconds ahead of Thomas Davis from Great Britain who eventually came third. In the women’s professional race and in a time of 9:14:06, it was the Australian Meredith Hill who had the edge on this year’s CHALLENGETAIWAN Champion, Lisa Roberts from America, who followed in a time of 9:24:00. The Swiss athlete Joanna Ryter finished third after 9:44:51.