EXTREME TRIATHLON CANADA MAN / WOMAN
JULY 7 Lac Megantic, Que.
1 From the shore of Lac Megantic at dawn, to the peak of Mount Megantic by midnight, this race pays tribute to the Canadian pioneers who bravely trekked into the wilderness to make new lives. In that independent spirit, racers are largely on their own for this course with a 1notable absence of volunteers along the way.
After finishing a 3.8-km swim, this ultimate race has 2,500 metres of elevation through 180 km of cycling. The run travels 42 km of roads and trails that add up to another 1,500 m of elevation. The race’s end point is an astronomy observatory on top of the mountain in Megantic National Park. This region was the world’s first designated dark sky reserve and “reach the stars before midnight” is a prominent message of this outstanding race.
Due east of Montreal, Lac Megantic is very close to the state of Maine in the United States. This year’s race rendition will offer four spots for the XTri World Championships and for the Norseman 2020.