The new Patagonman XTRI has been launched for 2018 in the Patagonian region of Chile. The event is part of the XTRI World Tour Circuit and is supported by Norseman, the famous iron-distance race in the fjords of Norway.
The Patagonman is the conventional Iron-distances of a 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike and 42.2 km run, but will feature a point-to-point course in the extreme conditions of Patagonia, South America.
The swim starts with the jump from a ferry boat into the icy-cold waters of the Aysén Fjord (10-12°C) before a swim back to Puerto Chacabuco. The 180km bike will roll on the only 180km of the Carretera Austral that has actual pavement, all the way to Cerro Castillo, and it’ll finish with a marathon through dirt trail and rubble road following the Ibáñez River through woods, 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 to assist them throughout the race.
There are only 300 slots for athletes with the enrollment beginning on 13 December 2017 and will close on 31 December. It isn’t a first-come, first-served event and anyone can buy a lottery ticket to have the option to participate in the event during that period. 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 winners will be selected and notified by email. They will have one week to confirm and pay their registration of $690 USD.
Head to www.patagonman.com for more information.