Hey everyone! We’re Eric Lagerstrom and Paula Findlay!

Challenge Daytona is the only challenge race in North America, and it’s one of the most unique races in the world. It takes place in the evening, on the Daytona International Raceway, which is the site of the famous Daytona 500 Nascar Race. We really hope this video is helpful, and we’re happy to answer any questions you have, just ask in the comments below!

Our Google map with all our spots:

The Bike ride (Bulow Creek State Park):

Where to stay: Fairfield by Marriot (or nearby)

Where to swim: Ormand Family YMCA

Where to get dinner: MidiCi Italian Kitchen

The best coffee shop: Copperline Coffee

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  1. I'm just hanging out waiting for the channel name to change to Eric and Paula, or Argon 18 vs Trek or something like that, haha! Congrats to Paula for taking the win! Bummer about the mechanical, Eric.

  2. It’s probably a pain in the ass to make these videos when you’re stressed out about preparing for a race—know that they are helpful and appreciated. Really happy for Paula! Good attitude on Eric’s part too, nice that he’s supportive when his day didn’t go as planned.

  3. Damn seat post! It sucks when you can't control little things like that. I'm glad Paula had a good race though.
    Great video BTW. If anyone hasn't subscribed already, please subscribe. We need to support Eric because he is doing a huge service for all of us a triathletes by making these videos. He is also a super helluva athlete!

  4. Thanks for making the video! Congrats to Paula on another awesome race! The thing I always hear about triathlons is that they almost never go as planned. Good on you, Eric, for doing your best to handle the unexpected and then deal with the hard emotions afterward!

  5. Nice video again – I had also seen the video from Taren about this race – cool site – very good result for Paula – very unlicky for Eric but more podiums and wins will come if you continue to train that well – enjoy the break – happy holiday – take care – greetings from France, Francois

  6. Great video! Didn't realize this challenge is the only one is the US, but glad you both enjoyed it! Love the points of interest, might add this to next year's calendar! Happy Holidays!

  7. I feel like it’s a difficult challenge to make triathlon videos entertaining, but you definitely pulled it off. Gonna give Talbot a run for his money if you keep delivering these cinematic masterpieces!
    Keeping triathlon alive and well🤘🏼

  8. Eric, it's seriously awesome to watch the video quality getting better and better from video to video, keep it up! And now that Paula was able to slide into that top spot, it's your turn no pressure 😂👍🏻

  9. Enjoyable video, much thanks. Tough luck Eric, I did check the results and noted you were first out of T1 and just a few bike laps before the DNF. Glad to see it was a mechanical and not a crash, s–t happens. You seemed to take it well from the video. I always remind myself that its easy to be a winner, but being a gracious loser shows character. Congrats Paula, great race which bodes well for 2020.
    Merry Christmas and a Healthly 2020 to both of you.

  10. Ok, so I'm addicted to watching your videos and look forward to each one. It further enriches the fans knowledge of what it takes and how it's done!! You're a terrific team and I wish you both a rejuvenating & fun off season, however long or short. Looking forward to seeing your race schedule for next year. How many will I get to; as many as I can!!!

  11. Another brilliant video! You guys make great vids – shame about the mechanical, Eric – well done Paula! Also noted that Lionel's run gait looks the same (worse – is that because he was running faster than HIM/IM pace?) – I thought he'd been working on that..?

  12. Taylor! Used to train in the same club with him a couple of years ago! Always love watching your videos and trying to stay up to date, not a surprise to see him on here but didn’t expect it!
    Thanks for always sharing! Watching your videos keeps me motivated to continue in this sport and do what I love!


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