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…

8. Ironman 70.3 UK Exmoor, Exmoor, Somerset

It was the first official 113km Ironman 70.3 race in the world and has established itself as one of the toughest middle-distance events on Planet Earth.  2017 was the final year for this Exmoor beast under the Ironman flag, an event that’s seen over 20,000 athletes tackle the challenging course since 2006. In 2018 the race will be organised by Immortal Sport

Triathlon greats Chris McCormack, Cat Morrison and Julie Dibens have all topped the Exmoor podium, after battling a 113km course famed for its chilly 1.9km swim in Wimbleball Lake, hilly 90km bike and rolling 21.1km mixed-terrain run route.

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Continue reading our guide to the 13 toughest middle-distance triathlons (7/13)


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