JULY 7 Lac Me­gan­tic, Que.

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - THE THREE-SPORT WONDER -

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.

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