Challenge Family and MaccaX announce global partnership

18 DECEMBER 2014 – Challenge Family and MaccaX have announced a multi-year partnership between the world’s fastest-growing long-distance triathlon series and the online coaching platform run by two of triathlon’s most successful athletes ever, Chris “Macca” McCormack and Belinda Granger.

This partnership will see all of the Challenge Family’s 44 full and half distance triathlons offer MaccaX custom training plans from 2015 on, delivered through interactive calendars on-line and on mobile devices.

Macca, a four-time Challenge Roth champion and Challenge Family ambassador, is thrilled about the partnership.

“Belinda and I will be helping write and approve custom training plans (men’s and women’s) for all 43 of the Challenge races in 2015. Better yet, we’ve pledged to keep the prices way down, under $50. We want these to be accessible to as many competitors as possible so they can have some solid structure in place and feel confident come race day that they’ve done the work necessary to have a great day.”

Athletes will enjoy access to Macca, Belinda, and other industry experts to answer their training- and racing-related questions for better preparation. They will also benefit from the exclusive community aspect of MaccaX, networking with like-minded people around the world for support, friendship, and encouragement.

“We’re delighted to partner with Macca, Belinda and the Macca X team, providing our athletes with access to expertise provided by some of the sport’s most respected athletes,” said Challenge Family CEO, Zibi Szlufcik. “We place significant importance on our partnerships, providing real value to athletes of all abilities with a focus on unbeatable quality and building a true triathlon community.”

The Challenge Family celebrates the sport of triathlon through its global series of long distance events and festivals that are changing the face of long distance racing around the world with its focus on athlete experience. Featuring spectacular courses in iconic destinations, Challenge Family events focus on delivering the race of a lifetime to every athlete, and creating a memorable spectator experience that captures all the excitement and emotion of this inspirational sport. The Challenge Family series currently features 44 events around the world in 19 countries including the world’s largest long distance triathlon, Challenge Roth in Germany. For for further information visit

MaccaX is a global online platform for triathlon training advice and support, whose mission is to elevate triathletes of all abilities to train and race at their fullest potential. MaccaX provides the tools and expertise necessary to realize each individual’s goal via access to top experts in the sport. For more information, log on to

Karl Hayes

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.