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Time to go Extreme

Time to go Extreme

There's a new 'Man' on the long-distance block

The first Extrememan triathlon takes place on the Island of Menorca on 12 September.

The middle-distance format (1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run) takes place on one of the most beautiful playgrounds in the Mediterranean.

The course has been designed by four-time Ironman France winner Marcel Zamora.

Here’s a breakdown of the course…

Fornell’s lovely port will host the single-lap swim (in the quiet waters of a protected bay). You’ll then bike 90km through the colourful Menorcan countryside.

Even if there’s no significant difficulty, the two biking laps will be a succession of little hills and rhythm changes, already quite exhausting for the participants.

As dessert, the athletes will spend whatever energy they have left in a fantastic half marathon drawn along the sea, optimizing the nicest spots and corners of the region.

Once the race is over, a closing ceremony will precede an “Extreme Party – it’s the last chance to celebrate the event and to share with family and friends this first experience in triathlon’s Heaven.

More at www.extreme-man.com

Profile image of Matt Baird Matt Baird Editor of Cycling Plus magazine


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.