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Patagonman once again delivered an epic day of bucket-list-worthy racing. The second annual event featured beautiful conditions that saw Great Britain’s Tim Don and Flora Colledge earn the victories.
The action kicked off at 5:30 a.m. local time with athletes jumping off of a big ferry boat into the cold waters of the Aysen Fjord. The 10.7-degree Celsius (51.2 Fahrenheit) water was the first challenge of the day, with eight athletes unable to finish the 2.4-mile swim. The bike leg took athletes along 112-mile miles of the iconic Carretera Austral highway. The race finished with the 26.2-mile marathon through dirt trails and rubble roads following the Ibáñez River all the way to the General Carrera Lake.
Each Patagonman competitor had a support person on hand to assist throughout the race with food, hydration, clothing, mechanics, and motivation. This support person is allowed to take more people in their car (family and friends) so they can witness the race. The support team is allowed to run with the athlete through the final stretch to the finish line.
Enjoy these epic images from Chile from photographer Wagner Araujo and learn more about the race here.