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.


Saturday, June 27, 2020


2020 will mark our 4th anniversary of the Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon. In an effort to give as many athletes a “Taste of Alaskaman” as possible, we are opening up separate categories to our registration. This will not effect the main event. Those racing the entire extreme distance will still be the only ones eligible for the covenanted finisher’s shirt and ulu knife (back as a included finisher’s item in 2020), but allowing others to participate in events like the full relay, swim, aqua bike, duathlon, and 10-mile runs, really opens the event for growth and local support on a level we haven’t seen in past years. As always the main goal of our event(s) lies with the athlete and support experience, the camaraderie, and the purity of the sport. We love Alaska and we know anyone coming here to race will fall in love with the Last Frontier as well.


SWIM 3,000m


bike 114 miLES


run 27.5-MILES

the land of fire & ice


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.




BIKE 195k


RUN 42.2K

hawaii, the big island


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.