De European Triathlon Union and Challengefamily have the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam designated as the European Championship 2017. Challenge Almere-Amsterdam is the oldest long distance triathlon of Europe, and after Hawaii the oldest triathlon of the world! In this classic race, athletes cover a 3,8 swim course, 180 kilometer bike course, and 42,2 kilometer run course. Since 1983, this renowned race starts and finishes in Almere. The European championship will take place on Saturday September 9th.