Middle-distance triathlons: the 13 toughest?

Ironman 70.3, Half Iron, Middle-distance. Whatever you want to call it, 113km racing is on the rise. But which is the world’s toughest course? We crunch the stats to pick our 13 hardest from around the globe…

10. The Snowman Legend, Plas y Brenin, Snowdonia

If snow is unlikely in July, even in the seeming microclimate that is Snowdonia, the Snowman delivers on its promise of being top race organiser Always Aim High’s toughest middle-distance race.

The swim kicks off in the shallow Llyn Mymbyr before an epic 90km bike through the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. The run nearly features as much elevation gain as the bike, taking athletes to the summit of Moel Siabod and straight back down to the finish line at Plas y Brenin.


Continue reading our guide to the 13 toughest middle-distance triathlons (5/13)


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