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Video: Why the Canada Man/Woman is Canada’s toughest triathlon challenge

Full show to air in over 125 countries

Photo by: Kevin Mackinnon

We reported on the Canada Man/ Woman Xtreme Tri earlier this year – an event that is easy to describe as Canada’s toughest triathlon. The race usually takes place in July, but this year was delayed to October because of the COVID-19 pandemic, adding even more challenges to the already tough race.

Traditionally the race starts at 4:30 AM with a 3.8 km swim in Lac Megantic. That’s followed by a 180 km bike course with 2,500 m of climbing, then a 42.2 km run that finishes at the observatory at the top of Mont-Megantic.

This year’s race featured a shortened swim (1,500 m) due to the 12-degree water temperature and a shortened run (38 km) that still took the fastest runners over four hours to complete.

Canada’s toughest triathlon: The Canada Man/ Woman Xtreme Tri

Race organizers are producing a television show that will air in┬ámore than 125 countries. While we wait for more details on when we’ll be able to see that show, here’s a short preview to wet your appetite, and possibly inspire you to register for next year’s race.

CanadaManWoman_Short_Film_2021 from Endurance Aventure on Vimeo.

You can find more information about the Canada Man/ Woman Xtreme triathlon here.