Challenge Family Americas Partners with QT2 Systems

February 20, 2015

Challenge Family Americas is pleased to announce a partnership with QT2 Systems as the Official Coaching Partner of Challenge Quassy and Challenge Maine. QT2 Systems’ world-class coaches, many of whom have first-hand experience on these storied courses, will provide customized training programs to mentor athletes of all levels to achieve their Challenge Family racing goals.

A renowned leader in individual coaching, group training and nutrition programs focused on Full and Half distance triathlon events, QT2 Systems offers an outstanding roster of coaches with in-depth expertise in endurance sports.The QT2 Systems coaching staff will apply their intimate knowledge of the Challenge Quassy and Challenge Maine courses–two of the toughest courses on the Challenge Family Americas circuit–to crafting detailed training plans and nutrition protocols specific to each venue and geared toward helping athletes achieve peak performances.

“We look forward to partnering the QT2 brand of triathlon coaching and nutrition counseling with the Challenge Family,” said Jesse Kropelnicki, QT2 founder. “We’ve been long-time supporters of these two Northeast events in their former iteration as Rev3 races, and it’s only natural that we continue to stand behind them as a part of the newly formed Challenge Family Americas series. We’re excited to help promote the Challenge Family’s expansion into the U.S. market. First and foremost, QT2 is pro triathlon, and an important part of our mission is to help our still-fledgling sport grow. Challenge Family is providing new and exciting options for athletes, which makes the sport more enjoyable and enhances the multisport lifestyle for us all. QT2 only aligns with brands that we truly believe in and that share this mission, and Challenge Family is an organization that we’re proud to call our partner.”

Eric Opdyke, Operations Director for Challenge Family Americas, echoed Kropelnicki’s enthusiasm. “We’re thrilled to work with QT2 Systems as the Official Coaching Partner of Challenge Quassy and Challenge Maine. Jesse and his team have a great history of success and in-depth knowledge of both of these racecourses, knowledge that will surely benefit any athlete planning to race with us,” said Opdyke.“We warmly welcome the QT2 Systems team and we’re confident that our athletes will have a successful experience training with their superb coaching staff.”

Registration for Challenge Quassy (the site of the USAT 2015 Age Group Northeast Regional Championship) and Challenge Maine are now open (http://www.challenge-familyusa.com/register/).Choose from Half, Olympic, Individual, Aquabike or Relay divisions; then allow the experienced staff at QT2 Systems to guide your training.

ABOUT CHALLENGE FAMILY

The Challenge Family series of triathlons features 44 full and half distance races around the world, including the world’s largest long distance triathlon – Challenge Roth in Germany. The birthplace of the Challenge Family, Challenge Roth now features over 5,500 athletes and 220,000 spectators and is home to both world records held by Andreas Raelert (GER) and Chrissie Wellington (GBR). Since 2002, races throughout Europe, UK, Australasia, Asia, North America and South America have joined Roth. Together they provide athletes with a new experience of long distance racing with a strong focus on athlete and spectator experience, giving back to the community while respecting the legacy of sport and being committed to its continued growth. For further information on Challenge Family visit www.challenge-family.com.

ABOUT QT2 SYSTEMS

QT2 Systems, founded 9 years ago in Boston, MA, has a reputation for success with athletes of all abilities, from amateurs to elite professionals alike. QT2 Systems qualified 33 athletes to Kona in 2014 alone–one of the highest success rates for any coaching program in the world. To learn more about QT2 Systems, visit www.qt2systems.com or call 1-800-640-3718.