Sunday, 29 Jan, 2023

Racing a ‘Long Distance’ on the Mont Blanc

Mont-Blanc Man (endurance.biz)

The 18th edition of the International Mont-Blanc Triathlon will be held on June 17-18, 2023. Next year sees a change of dates, requested a number of participants, with an earlier in the year weekend chosen for less traffic than in the race’s traditional date in August. In 2023, the organizers are also offering a new race – Mont-Blanc Man – that is billed as being… ‘even bigger, higher and more majestic.’

This new race will start at dawn local time on Saturday, June 17th, with two swimming loops in the lake of Passy including 3800m of swimming and an Australian-style exit mid-course. Participants will then take on a 150km bike course with around 3,150m of altitude gain through the towns of Passy, Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz, Megève, Saint-Gervais and Les Contamines, among others.

The two major passes of this course are the Colombière and Aravis, and new for this year the ascent of Bettex. Athletes will finish with marathon distance run broken down into several loops around the Passy leisure centre and soundings – with ample opportunities for spectator support. The race ends with a marathon.

A shorter distance Half Mont-Blanc Man, also on June 17, 2023 sees the Bettex climb replaced by the Cordon climb, thus offering several views of Mont-Blanc. Other race formats across the event weekend remain unchanged.

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