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Is very tough to overcome your limits. Perhaps the most difficult achievement of all. It is a possessed fight for victory, that does not depend on any other quality, apart from your will to finish.

Full of this kind of will and expectation, Apollon Triathlon Club has began preparations for a unique event, that will be staged for the first time ever in Greece.

Rodos Challenge 226 will take place on October 26, in Kiotari beach, just a few miles out of Lindos, with the start line and the transition area located inside Miraluna Hotel.

Having the full support of Rodos Municipal Culture & Athletics Organization (Δ.Ο.Π.Α.Ρ), citizens and visitors will have the opportunity to admire for the first time ever in Rhodes Island (and also in Greece), an ironman distance triathlon race. With the full distance reaching the challenge of 226 kilometers, athletes will be required to swim 3.8 Km in the open sea, to bike 180 Km in South Rhodes great landscape and finally run 42.2 Km (a classic marathon distance).

Given the current establishment of triathlon races in Greece, it is on its own a great achievement to be able to overcome every obstacle and manage to organize such a triathlon event. Organizers aspire to attract many participants from Israel, Turkey, UK, along with the greek triathletes coming from the mainland of Greece. The number of athletes in the start line is expected to be over 50 (!), a very encouraging fact, given that the first ironman race in Hawaii on 1979 had 15 participants.

If one just conceives the significance of such a triathlon celebration, owes to support the effort of the winners. Yes, winners, because in such a race, finish rank has no particular value. What is above all, is the will to exceed your limits and cross the finish line, which on its own is the greatest victory of all.

It well considered today, from a continuously increasing number of the population, that one person’s body and soul combined, is the only vehicle for the course of his life. One owes to give both body and soul every care and attention. Away from the so commonly invented excuse of the absence of available time to train, the amateur triathletes of Apollon Triathlon Club, always find time in the day to train, in contrast to the majority that has adopted a passive and idle living style. On October 26, we all owe to be present, as volunteers and supporters of this superhuman effort.


Rodos Challenge 226

October 26, Miraluba Hotel, Kiotari

Start time: 06:30, Finish time: 21:30, Time limit: 15 hours