Ultraman athletes compete

A three-day endurance triathlon in early August will finish in Summerland.

A three-day endurance triathlon in early August will finish in Summerland.

The Ultraman Canada triathlon, held over the August long weekend, will bring 29 athletes from six countries for a 515-kilometre competition.

This is the 14th year the triathlon has been held since its inception in 1993.

The triathlon begins Aug. 2 with a 10-kilometre swim in Skaha Lake to Sovereign Road near Okanagan Falls. This is followed by a 144.8-kilometre bike ride over Richter Pass and back in Okanagan Falls.

On Aug. 3, the competitors will cycle 274.2 kilometres which includes Penticton, Osoyoos, Okanagan Falls and Princeton.

On Aug. 4, the triathlon concludes with an 84.4-kilometre run from Princeton to Summerland, finishing in Memorial Park.

Athletes in this year’s race are from Canada, the United States, Norway, Australia, Spain and Malaysia.

Competitors must have completed an iron-distance race in under 14.5 hours within the past 18 months.

This year, for the first time, the event will also include live streaming of selected portions at ultramancanada.com.

 

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