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The Brutal double-iron launched

News on a new double iron-distance race in Wales

The Brutal is a double iron-distance triathlon based in Llanberis, North Wales, and the surrounding Snowdonia area.

The race is aiming to become the UK’s hardest triathlon, with a 360km bike course and Mount Snowdon included in the final part of the double marathon run. The organizers are aiming for something similar in feel to the infamous Norseman… only longer.

Here’s what the organisers have added…

“You will begin by swimming 4.8 miles in the beautiful Lake Padarn – this will be the easiest part of your day. The extremely challenging bike course involves cycling 224 miles over brutal hills, you will continue to cycle in darkness and finally get back to transition. If you survive the ride, you will then begin a 52 mile run that involves… yep, more hills! But not just hills because this race is called The Brutal. You will finish by climbing up and down Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales! You can then call yourself a Brutal finisher.”

Race Information

Solo entry £295 (enter here)

Team entry £395 (2/3 members)

Entries limited to 100

You need a support crew of two members with a vehicle

Long sleeve top and medal to all finishers

Prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd female/male finishers supplied by Salomon

The race HQ is by Lake Padarn in Llanberis, North Wales.

Website: www.thebrutal.co.uk

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.