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Swissman Xtreme Triathlon 2015 – in pics

Extreme weather conditions batter participants, with rain, cold and snow reducing field to 220 finishers

This year’s Swissman Triathlon brought rain, snow, cold temps and strong headwinds down on the 220 hardy athletes who managed to finish, with Switzerland’s Rafael Wyss and Nina Brenn eventually prevailing.

Wyss, 33, managed to best last year’s winner Andreas Wolpert after overtaking him on the run, eventually finishing the course (3.8km/180km/42.2km with 5,500m elevation gain) in 12:38hrs.

In the women’s race, Nina Brenn finished first in 14:17hrs despite “wind, cold and also technically very demanding cycling conditions”, ahead of Julia Nikolopoulos and Alexandra Hagspiel. Only ten men ended the day’s work before Brenn. 

The finishers list can be found here.

(Images: José Luis Hourcade)

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