Want To Race At 9,156 feet?

Colorado’s new “World’s Highest Triathlon” announced for September 2016.

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Colorado’s new “World’s Highest Triathlon” announced for September 2016.

Ready for a course that will take your breath away? Announced yesterday, the 106º West Triathlon will take place 9,156 above sea level—yup, that’s almost two miles—on Sept. 10, 2016. Set amidst the Colorado Rockies, the half-iron distance will have a $25,000 prize purse and all finishers will receive a custom cowboy hat and belt buckle for getting across the line.

The race will take place in the town of Dillon, Colo., which is about a 90-minute drive from Denver. The swim is in Lake Dillon (which race organizers say was under an exclusive permission), the challenging bike course will traverse historic mountain towns and climb up to a max elevation of 10,291 feet, and the half marathon runs around the Dillon Reservoir.

The race also has an official charity partner in the Challenged Athletes Foundation, and a portion of registration sales will be donated to CAF.

Pre-register for next year’s event and find out more as they roll out details at 106WestTri.com.

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