Deep in Patagonia, glaciers, rugged mountains, wildlife, lakes, ice fields and rivers set the scene for an extraordinary dream. 300 athletes from all over the world will be selected (via a lottery) to meet here and challenge themselves in an unprecedented event, with a spectacular natural setting. A new generation of athletes ready to find their mental and physical boundaries… and push them further than ever before. PATAGONMAN brings triathlon back to its roots and offers an exhilarating journey to all those involved.
This point-to-point race starts in the western part of Aysén, one of the most southern regions in Chile, moves across the country and finishes close to the Argentine border.
How to enter the Patagonman XTRI
- Triathlon: Swim 3.8km, Bike 180km, Run 42.2km
Patagonman XTRI route
PATAGONMAN course runs point-to-point, or fjord to lake. It starts before sunrise in the Aysén Fjord, where athletes must jump from a ferryboat into the ice cold water and swim 3.8 kilometers toward Puerto Chacabuco. They then exit the water and find their bikes in the first transition area (T1). From there, they ride 180 kilometers into the windy, winding and hilly road of the famous Carretera Austral to Cerro Castillo, one of the most scenic areas in Patagonia where they can leave their bikes in the second transition area (T2). From there, they run 42.2 kilometers on dirt trail and rubble road following the Ibánez River through a forest, next to beautiful lakes and waterfalls all the way to the General Carrera Lake, another landmark of the region.
PATAGONMAN is an unforgettable journey through some of the world's most amazing natural settings. The weather is completely unpredictable but the feeling of accomplishment at the finish line makes it all worth it.
The swimming leg of the race starts with the leap from a ferryboat 3.8 km from Puerto Chacabuco, in the pure and cold water of the Aysén Fjord. Surrounded by lush-green forest and snow-capped mountain peaks, the scenery is beyond impressive. We strongly advise cold water training for this race and to wear both a heatseeker vest under your wetsuit and neoprene socks. Wetsuit and neoprene caps will be mandatory as the temperature of the water is expected to be around 12ºC.
The cycling leg of the race starts in Puerto Chacabuco and covers 180 km of some of the most scenic landscapes in Patagonia, all the way to the famous Cerro Castillo village. The winding road will be challenging, and this part of the world is well known for its strong winds. The elevation gain will add some extra difficulty as the road climbs into the Andes before descending again into the village where T2 will be located. There will be a hydration station at km 90.
The running leg of the race starts in Cerro Castillo village and covers a full marathon distance of beautiful landscapes (42.2 km). It is pavement-free and quickly takes the athletes uphill through a dirt trail and then back down to a rubble road that follows a river, passing by beautiful lakes and waterfalls. The ascending trail and tough lay of the rubble road will make the run a challenge even for the fastest athletes. There will be a hydration station at km 21.
TriathlonStart Time: 5:30am
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