Where: British Columbia, Canada
Cycle: 186 miles
A 7-day mountain bike adventure, from Vancouver to Whistler, BC flowing through lush forests and beside beautiful rivers. This year’s event features 600 participants from 36 countries. Olympian Catherine Pendrel called it, “the best back to back days of mountain biking I have ever experienced.” But sign up early, because this event has sold out for the past 10 years.
Where: New Zealand
Cycle: 88 miles
Run: 23 miles
Kayak: 41 miles
An iconic, multi-sport event based in one of the outdoor adventure capitals of the world - New Zealand. Traverse the width of the south island as you run, bike, and kayak through perhaps the most scenic race setting on Earth.
Run: 105 miles
Traverse through France, Switzerland, and Italy as you run this daunting mountain course. It’s a 105-mile loop with more than 6.2 miles of elevation and an electric atmosphere.
Run: 170 miles
Conquer this epic, 7-day event, in which you will encounter sand dunes, red rock climbs, forest trails, rocky roads, and slot canyons. Beginning in the Grand Canyon, the race ends on the summit of the Pink Cliffs of the Grand Staircase, nearly 9,000-feet high, with a view looking across the terrain you just conquered.
Swim: 2.36 miles
Bike: 111 miles
Run: 26.2 miles
Probably the most scenic and difficult iron-distance triathlon on Earth. The race begins with a plunge into frigid, ink-black, nordic waters from the deck of a car ferry. Traversing the Norwegian countryside, those who finish are rewarded with a view from what feels like the top of the world. The video above pretty much says it all.
Swim: 6 miles
Run: 40 miles
A unique swim/run race in an astonishing environment. Teams of two must traverse the entire length of an archipelago in the Baltic Sea, swimming together from island to island and then running across them. A completely different type of race experience - this course covers 52 islands over 40 miles, 6 of which are swimming.