WATERHEAD - AMBLESIDE - CUMBRIA - UNITED KINGDOM

 

FULL X  - 140.8 MILES (226 km)

ELEVATION GAIN - 16,994 ft (5,137 m) 

 

SWIM  : WINDERMERE 

2.4 MILES (3.8 km)

 

BIKE : STRUGGLE (25%); HONISTER (25%); NEWLANDS (20%); WHINLATTER (20%); HARDKNOTT (33%); WRYNOSE (20%); 

 

112 MILES (181 km)  

ELEVATION GAIN 12,000 ft (3,700 m)

 

RUN : WATERHEAD; GREAT LANGDALE; ROSSET PIKE; ESK HAUSE; GREAT END; SCAFELL PIKE (978m)

 

26.4 MILES (42.2km)

ELEVATION GAIN 5,000 ft (1,450 m)

 

Triathlon X is the world's toughest Ultra Distance Triathlon.

In the tradition of the IronMan, NorseMan and CeltMan, Triathlon X tests the athletes to their limit.

 

At over 17,000 ft (5100m) of ascent in 140 (225km)miles of gruelling Lake District mountains, The X is the world's toughest extreme triathlon.

 

Swim 2.4miles (3.8km) around the head of Windermere, England's longest lake, before tackling the route of the famous Fred Whitton bike ride; at over 12,000 ft (3,700m) of ascent the Fred Whitton route is the hardest bike section of any 'Ironman' type event in the world.

 

Competitors transition from bike to run to complete the 26 mile (42km) marathon to the top of Scafell Pike and back. Climbing over 5,000 ft (1,400m) from the foothills of the Langdale Pikes before entering the high central mountains, traversing Esk Hause and onto Great End and Scafell Pike, England's highest point

 

It's not just the total ascent, 16,994 ft (5,137m) over the traditional 'Ironman' distance of 142 miles (226 km), that makes it the toughest, it's the severity of the climbing on the bike (Harknott Pass (33%) and run (Rosset Ghyll (40%) that distinguishes The X as the world's toughest. Before entering all competitors must read the RACE MANUAL and understand the severity of the race.