After two amazing years PATAGONMAN shoots for the stars in 2020
After the triathlon prodigy, Mauricio Mendez from Mexico, became the champion of the first edition of Patagonman in 2018, the point-to-point “iron-distance” race in Patagonia grew fast and strong. In 2019 Tim Don became the champion of the second edition of this already legendary triathlon where other celebrities like James “Ironcowboy” Lawrence, Lucy Gossage and Allan Hovda have also participated.
The organizers of PATAGONMAN are getting ready for this 2020 edition which will take place on December 6th 2020, in the beautiful region of Aysen in the heart of Patagonia. On January 30th, at exactly 18:00 hrs GMT, PATAGONMAN will start its ballot in order to receive applications for its third edition. Anyone from any place in the world will be able to buy a lottery ticket to participate for a slot in this unique adventure. All the money collected from the lottery goes directly to charity in Patagonia and only 300 lucky winners will be selected to take part on this journey. They will be notified my email in March and will have a week to complete their registration by paying the entry fee (CLP $490.000 » aprox. USD $620).
The 3.8 Km swim leg of the race start with the jump from a ferry boat into the icy-cold waters of the Aysen Fjord (10°C), from where the athletes must swim back to Puerto Chacabuco. The cycling leg of the race rolls on the only 180 Km of the iconic Carretera Austral that have actual pavement. And from Villa Cerro Castillo, the race finishes with the marathon (42.2 Km) through dirt trails and rubble roads following the Ibañez 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 whose role is to assist the athlete throughout the race with food, hydration, clothing, mechanics and spiritual motivation. This support person is allowed to take more people in their car (family and friends) so they can witness the race. Finally, from Km 30 of the run, support and athletes can run together all the way to the finish line for the most amazing experience in triathlon.
In past editions athletes from more than 50 different countries came to race and most of them travelled around Patagonia after the event. The race is becoming one of the most international sport events in Latin America as the after-race feelings have been extremely positive from both amateurs and pro athletes: Tim Don: “This race is real grit, Patagonman is raw triathlon”, James Ironcowboy Lawrence: “I loved the race, this is grassroots!”, Lucy Gossage: “Unlike anything I’ve done before”, Allan Hovda: “The journey of my life”.
For 2020, the crowd is looking forward to new triathlon stars coming to race in Patagonia and the organization is expecting close to a thousand athletes to participate in the lottery for a registration slot. Big names are interested in taking part of the event even though they have not been confirmed yet. We will have to stay tuned to find out more about this extreme adventure.Follow us
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