TriNews: Farewell Faris, Ironman’s Lottery Illegal, Challenge Oman Gone, and More

May 27, 2015

New TriNews with Thorsten and Tawnee reporting on trending news in the triathlon world:

-Faris Al-Sultan ending his career, we reminisce on his achievements. Hear Faris’ interview with Bob Babbitt after his DNF in Texas

-Ironman Lottery deemed illegal, get the details and read the article.  (revenue forfeited? program to be restructured)

-WTC’s reply to lottery decision.

-Tawnee vs. Thorsten on whether each would enter the lottery to get to Kona–would they do it?

-Challenge NA withdrawing pro Prize Purses for some races (Quassy, Atlantic City, Maine, Poconos, Cedar Point), lack of pro interest cited as reason; 25k purse remains for Challenge Knoxville, Challenge San Gil, Challenge Maceio and Challenge Florianopolis; 15k reduced purse for Challenge Williamsburg and Challenge Florida.

-Challenge Oman cancelled because of political instability in the region.

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