Challenge: by definition, “a call or summon to engage in any contest, as of skill or strength”. A challenge is something we at IWC look upon favorably — as an opportunity to improve, to do better, or overcome an obstacle, and to achieve.
IWC’s technological innovation and pursuit of the most precise timepieces in the world define some of the challenges we work towards. Likewise, so do our endeavors and associations. In this tradition, IWC presents the Challenge Series, housing the endeavors and actions of athletes from around the world. Read on here about their triumphs, their training regimen, motivations, and the advice they have to give, and come back or follow us on Facebook for regular updates and new Challenges as they are added.
Dani Wyss is a family man and a maintenance technician in a Chemicals factory in the Swiss canton of Wallis, but he is also one of the greatest cyclists on the globe.
Ronnie Schildknecht, Ironman champion, is a passionate athlete. He loves to swim, bike and run on a daily basis.
Chris McCormack is a four Time World Champion Triathlete, having competed as a professional athlete for almost two decades. Author of the New York Best selling book, I’m Here to Win, he continues to split his time between Australia, Los Angeles and Zurich during the year.
He is one of the best cross country mountain bike racers in the world and won the silver medal during the Olympics 2012 in London and is cross country mountain bike world champion 2012.
Iker Martinez is a versatile sailor, with accomplishments ranging from winning a World Championship in an Olympic high-performance skiff one year, to coming in second in a double-handed Around the World Race the next.
Fabian Cancellara holds a record of four World Time Trial Championships titles, is a gold medalist at the Beijing Olympic Games and has won three out of five Monuments of Cycling: Milan-Sanremo (2008), Tour of Flanders (2010) and Paris-Roubaix (2006 and 2010).
Reto Schoch is an extreme athlete, dedicated to the sport of ultracycling. He has won the Race Across America, Tortour Switzerland, and the Race across the Alps in 2011/2012.