WELCOME TO E3.

We challenge you to rethink triathlon.

Through the years triathlon has steadily evolved towards normality over adventure, routine over spontaneity, and substance over experience. The challenge of swimming, biking, and running was meant to breed competition and camaraderie, courage and bravery, admiration and respect. From the first triathlon in France in the 1920’s to the birth of the modern day sport in sunny Southern California during the 70’s, triathlon has a rich history and culture that started out of a desire to test the limit of the mind, body, and spirit. As with anything in life, time, growth, and expansion push our ideals further from their origins. We believe it’s time to rethink triathlon, to get back to how it all began, and reestablish our relationship with the sport we all love.

Extreme Triathlon revisits the days of athlete versus nature, determination versus the clock, and perseverance versus self-doubt. Whether you’re conquering the cold waters and wild mountains of Alaska, the windy roads and stunning terrain of Iceland, or the tropical waters and brutal ascents of The Big Island of Hawaii, we invite you to come along on an extreme journey that you will never forget and will reshape you as a triathlete.

THE LAST FRONTIER

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Alaskaman was founded in 2017 by extreme triathlete and full time race director Aaron Palaian. After taking part in both Norseman and Celtman Xtris in Europe, Aaron felt that it was a shame nothing along the lines of an extreme triathlon existed in the states. At the Norseman briefing in 2015 it was mentioned that the current position of that briefing was at the same latitude as Anchorage, Alaska. That’s when the lightbulb came on and the idea of Alaskaman was born. After two years of work Alaskaman was finally approved and sold out in just 3-days, over a year in advance.

People from all over the World, come to Alaska to experience the “Last Frontier.” Alaska is a wild and untamed. The only thing rivaling the challenge of this event is the beauty you will encounter while on your journey. From the cold and invigorating waters of Seward’s Resurrection Bay, to the big climbs and larger-than-life views of the Seward Highway, all the way to the legendary mountain run on Mt. Alyeska, this event will test the truth depth of the human spirit. Are you brave enough to toe the line?

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SWIM 2.6-miles

4185-METERS

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bike 113miLES

182-KILOMETERS

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run 27.5-MILES

44-KILOMETERS

the land of fire & ice

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019

Iceland is on everyone’s bucket list. With a rich Nordic History dating back as early as the 9th Century, Ísland (Iceland) is a land of proud people and somewhere everyone wants to visit. The Ísland Extreme Triathlon Swim Course takes place in Kolgrafarfjördur, a cove that was carved out, and now protected by the steep mountains that surround it. Kolgrafarfjördur is continuously fed by the tides of the North Atlantic making the water salty and the temperatures low. From there the bike course takes athletes on a rolling, yet scenic, tour of the Snæfellsness Peninsula. With mostly empty roads, the main challenge, beyond the ascents/descents, will be the wind. Iceland is known for it’s unrelenting wind, which is at times some of the strongest in the world. The run course from Ólafsvík to Arnarstapi and back is no small task having to climb and descend Snæfellsjökull twice (out-and-back) before finishing the event at the foot of a waterfall and old Icelandic ruins.

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SWM 2.4-MILES

3862-METERS

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BIKE 121.5-MILES

195-KILOMETERS

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RUN 27-MILES

43.5-KILOMETERS

hawaii, the big island

SATURDAY, DEC 7, 2019

Welcome to Hawaii! No qualifying, no waiting, just first-come first-serve registration for up to 300 people to attend the hardest 1-day triathlon on the Big Island. Alohaman is different from our other two extreme triathlons (Alaska and Ísland) with a warm water tropical swim (76-82°F), but don’t let the warm crystal clear water fool you, the bike and run more than make up for the ease of the swim course. Once done with their swim at Hapuna Beach athletes take to the roads to ride a 112-mile out-and-back course with over 10,000’ of total gain and a top elevation of over 6,500 in the first 35-miles of climbing. After a short decent everyone turns around to climb back up and over the base of Mauna Kea on Saddle Road to head back to the resort. Most will finish the bike around sunset and start their run during one of the most beautiful times of the day. With day turning to night athletes will run uphill under the stars north on the Queen K towards Hawi before turning around and heading back to the Westin for an amazing finish on the lush resort grounds.

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SWIM 2.4-MILES

3862-METERS

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BIKE 112-MILES

180-KILOMETERS

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RUN 26.2-MILES

42-KILOMETERS