2018 could be the year you tackle an almighty challenge of endurance. How about an iron distance event set in the North of Italy. Let us introduce to you The Stonebrixiaman Triathlon. Check out the pictures above to see what you are up against!
The backdrop for the Stonebrixiaman triathlon is the Valcamonica, one of the largest valleys of Lombardy in the heart of the Italian Alps. Places are limited so you will need to make a quick decision on entry, this will then give you plenty of time to get some uphill training in!
A unique and exciting experience lies ahead, with features that are different from other races, you will face the toughest path and savour extreme emotions along the way. This is one way of seeing a stunning part of Italy and will certainly be a trip that you remember long after the body has recovered!
The race is long and hard, with a total altitude difference of more than 6000 meters, with the bike stage reaching 2621m and the finish line is at Passeo Paradisio (Paradiso Step) at a height of 2600m. This is one event not to enter lightly. around 30% of the race starting lineup failed to finish so when you do cross the finish line you will be in a select group.
Starting in darkness from the race barge each competitor has their own flashing buoy with LED and a lead canoe with a light for sighting to direct you through the early morning. The swim stage might be the only flat you will enjoy. From the swim exit it looks like there is plenty of uphill to endure.
Are you the next Stonebrixiaman? The 7th July 2018 needs to be in your race calendar if you want to find out!
Registrations are open here.
See their Facebook page here, or visit The Stonebrixiaman website here