50 Athletes Conquer 2019 Iceland Extreme Triathlon

See images from the epic day of racing, which featured a 3K swim, a 180K bike, and a 42K run on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula of Iceland.

The 2019 Iceland Extreme Triathlon started at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 27 with the 3km swim in the town of Grundarfjörður. Athletes then traversed most of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula for the 180km bike course before finishing in the town of Olafsvik. They then conquered the 42km run course journey up and down the backside of Snæfellsjökull glacier, which had them taking on a total of 1350m of ascent. Keep up on future editions of this challenging triathlon race here and read more about the idea behind these unique formats here.

2019 Iceland Extreme Triathlon

Overall Winners


Geir Omarsson (Reykjavik, IS)
Finish Time: 10:09:43


Erin Green (Wilmington, NC, US)
Finish Time: 15:34:39


Total Registered: 75
Started: 52
Did Not Start (DNS): 23
Finished: 50

Number of Male Finishers: 46
Number of Female Finishers: 4

Youngest Finisher: 26
Oldest Finisher: 60 (2)

Enjoy these images of the epic event from photographer Nick Morales.