The inaugural Expedition Man Endurance Festival, August 25, is an ultra-long relay and Aqua Bike triathlon, simultaneously. The USA Triathlon-sanctioned event will traverse 140.6 miles through the communities of Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Washoe Valley, Reno and Sparks, and highlight the breathtaking and iconic Northern Nevada scenery.
Each leg offers the Ultra Distance or an optional Long distance.
Race begins at 6:00am at Zephyr Cover Resort.
The unique course starts swimmers at Zephyr Cove Resort in the beautiful southern part of South Lake Tahoe, NV (2.4 miles or 1.2 miles). The 112 mile bike ride will utilize a variety of Northern Nevada’s scenery including a 1,400 ft elevation drop into Carson City (56 mile option). The bike portion of the route includes a three mile climb to Spooner Lake (7,100ft elevation), followed by a thrilling downhill ride that includes a 1,400ft elevation drop into Carson. The course then goes through the pristine calmness of Washoe Valley and continues into Reno, ending at the Legends at Sparks Marina. The day ends with a long run along the Truckee River Trail finishing at the Legends at Sparks Marina (26.2 miles or 13.1 miles).
Festival Area (Located at Scheels)
DJ Ryon, 93.7 BOB-FM and some of your favorite local bands will keep the music flowing at this year’s Festival located at the Legends at Sparks Marina in front of Scheels.The Festival will have a vendor area with plenty of food and drinks and a great viewing area for spectators looking for their favorite athlete coming in and out of the bike-run transition areas or crossing the finish line. Come out and enjoy this great event!
“O Canada” was the anthem in Incline Village, Nev., as Canadians Mike Vine and Melanie McQuaid dominated the pro classes of the XTERRA USA Championship, which pitted some of the world’s best endurance athletes in a grueling swim, bike ride and run at Lake Tahoe’s high altitude.
Incline Village local Seth Wealing also showed strong, coming in second in the men’s professional class.
In all, more than 300 mostly amateur athletes made the trek to Lake Tahoe for the annual XTERRA event, the crown jewel in a series that tests athleticism, endurance and will power. More than a triathlon, the race demands cycling and running skills – pushed to the limits for close to three hours. Luckily for the athletes, Tahoe’s North Shore offered relatively warm temperatures, sunny skies and some enthusiastic fans.
The event also honored the spirit of 5-time XTERRA USA Champ and now cancer-stricken athlete Jamie Whitmore, who was presented the XTERRA Warrior award at dinner the night before the Sunday race.
For a full list of race results, click here. And don’t forget to check out the event photo gallery.