Knoxville triathlon event is May 17

Knoxville, TN – Triathlon athletes will gather in Knoxville on May 17, 2015 for the much anticipated season opener of the Challenge Family Americas races, Challenge Knoxville presented by Pilot Flying J.

Headlining the field are top talents Cameron Dye (USA) and Rebekah “Bek” Keat (AUS).

“I can’t wait to participate in Challenge Americas events this season!” said Keat. “As a winner of several races in Europe in 2009-2012 I know what an amazing experience Challenge puts on for all athletes. It’s so exciting that we have them here in the USA right at my doorstep!”

Also competitive swimmers since their youth, twin sisters Rebeccah and Laurel Wassner (USA) will vie for family bragging rights as well as the overall title.

Cameron Dye is a veteran champion of the Olympic distance course in Knoxville (2013) in its original incarnation as a Rev3 race. Now, with a shift in the professional purse to the Pilot Flying J Challenge Knoxville Half, Dye has turned his focus to the longer distance and is eager to test his mettle against the rest of the field.

“I’m really happy about being able to come back to Knoxville to race again this year, and excited to have my first Challenge racing experience. The Knoxville race has always been a good one for me, and I have heard nothing but great things about the way Challenge Family runs races, which will hopefully combine for a great weekend of racing!” said Dye.

Triathlon fans are invited to follow the race day action on Twitter @Challenge_Amer.