Doing a triathlon in Patagonia – It’s been a dream since I first heard about the race last year. It is without a doubt beautiful, but also wild and challenging. Just like the true nature of an Xtri World Tour race.
We had a great time since we arrived. Yet a bit more challenges than I hoped for regarding the technical parts on my bike. Leak valve on my tubeless setup and gear which was more difficult to adjust than expected. Getting spare parts in a rural part of Chile is not very easy, but we managed to get it all together. I am ready to race!
The field of elite athletes is actually quite demanding with several pro triathletes and former pro cyclists. My top competitor is Mauricio Mendez, Xterra World champion and Ironman 70.3 superstar. He is young, super fast and can really run in terrain. This will be his first proper full distance race, however, so it will be very exciting to see how it plays out. It will be a real race for sure!
I am actually not sure where you can follow the race live but check out Patagonman Facebook page and I am sure you will get updates.