On Wednesday, December 13th, the entries for the registration lottery of the first edition of PATAGONMAN XTRI, which will take place on December 9th, 2018 in the region of Aysen, Patagonia, Chile, were opened. The event will be a prospect race of the XTRI WORLD TOUR, the series of extreme triathlon events founded by Norseman, a point-to-point Ironman-distance race that has been held in Norway since 2003.
PATAGONMAN will also be carried out over the 140.6 mile distance, from point to point. Unlike the Norseman and other XTRI WORLD TOUR events such as SWISSMAN and CELTICMAN, considered extreme due to the huge gain in altitude, the Chilean event will be marked mainly by the harsh and unstable weather conditions.
The swimming, which will start from a boat 2.4mi out from the coast of the Aysen fjord, will be held in water temperatures between 10 and 12°C, ending at the Port of Chacabuco. Cycling will cover the only 112mi of paved roads from the famous Carretera Austral to Cerro Castillo, where athletes will make the transition to the marathon. The course of the run, predominantly of dirt and gravel, will continue along the banks of the Ibáñez River until the finish line in Lake General Carrera. All support to the athletes will be made by a competitor staff, who will be transported by the organization to the few aid stations in T1, two points of the cycling, T2 and two points on the run course.
The very exclusive event will be raced by only 300 athletes. The entries for the lottery, which takes place on the first week of January, were opened today and will continue until December 31st. Registration for the lottery costs US$ 10 and will be 100% reverted to social works in the event’s neighborhood. The 300 lucky athletes will be emailed in January and will then have a week to confirm their participation by paying the US$ 690 registration fee.
More information is available on the event’s website.