The Challenge Family have just announced that the 2015 edition of Challenge Bahrain will no longer go ahead on 20 November due to issues regarding the road traffic safety permit for the race. 

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Challenge Bahrain’s General Manager, Mikel Calahorra, said: “We’d like to thank everyone for their continued support. We’ve worked hard for many months to deliver an exceptional race that followed on from the legacy created by the inaugural Challenge Bahrain in 2014.

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“Challenge Family is committed to delivering the highest quality triathlons on the best and safest courses. In light of the permit issues, we were unable to do this for Challenge Bahrain 2015 and we felt it was in the interest of the athletes that we cancel the race.”

All registered athletes have been contacted directly with regards to the registration fee refunds, but there will certainly be stern criticism from those who have already paid for flights and hotels for the race.