The half-distance triathlon will take place on 23 July in the stunning ‘Bay of Whales’ and the athletes will swim 1.9km in an untouched crystal clear glacial lake left by the glacial melt of the Ice Age 10,000 years ago.
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The one loop 90km bike race with rolling hills and short climbs in the old main road is one the most iconic bike routes in Iceland, while a beautiful country road with long hills will be the scene for the 21.1 km run course.
“The idea started with a vision of a long course race with an open water swim since the races in Iceland have almost all been in pools due to cold water,” said Vidar Bragi Thorsteinsson, the founder of the race.
“Our race has grown successfully from the first races and now we are extremely proud of being selected to the Challenge Family “.
“Iceland is one of those magical countries and its beauty is out of this world,” said ChallengeFamily CEO, Zibi Szlufcik.
“Challenge Family’s commitment to providing iconic races in iconic destinations that stand apart in terms of quality makes Iceland the perfect Challenge race destination and Vidar and his team the perfect partners. We are very much looking forward to introducing more people to this spectacular part of the world.”
Registration for the race is now open; for further information visit www.challengeiceland.is .