Norseman and the XTRI WORLD TOUR gets to Chile with PATAGONMAN XTRI 2018

A very special race will take place on December 9th, 2018 in Chile, specifically in the Aysén Region: the PATAGONMAN XTRI, an amazing competition in Patagonia that you cannot miss! The event is part of the XTRI WORLD TOUR CIRCUIT (prospect race) and it’s supported by Norseman, the successful and harsh iron-distance race, that goes from point to point and from fjord to mountain in Norway since 2003.

The distance is the same as an “Ironman”, so 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike and 42.2 km run. However, the difference here is the point-to-point course in Patagonia, in a unique surrounding and extreme conditions. The swim leg of the race starts with the jump from a ferry boat into the icy-cold waters of the Aysén Fjord (10-12°C), then to swim back to Puerto Chacabuco. The cycling leg of the race will roll on the only 180 km of the Carretera Austral that have actual pavement, all the way to Cerro Castillo, and it will finish with a marathon through dirt trail and rubble road following the Ibáñez River through forest, next to beautiful lakes and waterfalls all the way to the General Carrera Lake.

Each competitor is required to show up with a support person who will assist them throughout the race. This companion will be transported by the organization from T1 to two different points along the bike course, then to T2 and finally to two different points along the running course. From this last place (Km 28) the support will be allowed to join their athlete running together to the finish line. Besides this support, there will be only two supply stations. One in the cycling part (Km 90) and other one in the running part (Km 21).

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There are only 300 slots for athletes. The enrollment will begin on December 13th, 2017 and will close on the 31st of the same month. However, this is not a first-come, first-served event. During that period, anyone can buy a lottery ticket to have the option to participate in the event. That ticket cost $10 USD and the total amount collected from this process will go to charity. After that period, there will be a lottery for all who participate in the enrollment process and the 300 lucky winners will be selected and notified by email. They will have one week to confirm and pay their registration. Registration cost $690 USD. If after those seven days the payment is not completed, the slot will roll to another athlete.

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