On Saturday, Denmark will ‘breathe triathlon’, as Garmin CHALLENGEHERNING takes place. With a beautiful and especially fast course, lightning times are expected in both the pro and the age group races.

The pro race will not have a very large start list with pro athletes due to COVID 19 measures, but it does not make the race less interesting. In the men’s race, German Boris Stein appears to be the top favourite on paper, but he can expect opposition from just under twenty other top athletes who are all hoping to win. Among those competing in the men’s race are Danes, Germans, British, Belgians, Canadians and Norwegians.

In the women’s race, there will be eleven pro athletes competing for the Garmin CHALLENGEHERNING title. Denmark is represented, but also Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Norway. It is almost a certainty that there will be some hard racing to get on the highest step of the podium.

The middle distance course is beautiful as it heads through the midwestern countryside of Jutland: a calm and beautiful lake swim in Lake Fuglsang on the outskirts of Herning. The lake’s calm water and the long straights makes for a perfect swim with many opportunities to set a personal best. The bike course takes the athletes to the countryside where they will ride through many small villages and down the main street of Vildbjerg. The course is flat with only one hill, Trehøje, and many long straights. This gives athletes the best possible opportunity for a personal best. The run takes place in the city centre of Herning.

This Saturday you can follow Garmin CHALLENGEHERNING live timing and social media updates via www.challenge-family.live Age groupers will start their journey at 09:00 BST. The pro race starts 09:45 BST.