Mountain Man Olympic and Half Iron Triathlon

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Cool, clean and green. This race venue is refreshing and fun. Flagstaff comes to life in the Summer. Events, festivals, farmer’s markets and much more, provide ample opportunity to be outside and enjoy the cool weather and sunny skies.
We strive to provide a fair, fun, and safe race experience with competition and sportsmanship at all levels. We have age group, overall, Masters, Clydesdale and Athena race categories.>br> Beautiful views of the San Francisco Peaks, Lake Mary, and Mormon Lake. This is the 5th oldest triathlon West of the Mississippi River. And here is why: It is the most beautiful course in the entire Southwest. Right after the monsoon season with flora in full bloom.
This event goes on, rain or shine.

Lake Mary
Mountain Man Triathlon, Lake Mary Rd,
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA

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Event Age: This event started in 2004

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This is the City of Flagstaff Reservoir: Upper Lake Mary. Average lake temperature for the last few years has been exactly 71° F. Wetsuits OK. Wave starts.
Is there a more beautiful bike course in the West? Out and back course on paved roads with wide bike shoulders. Olympic and half iron courses has three consecutive hills near the turnaround. Beautiful vistas with lake views the whole way. 70.3 Hilly course with nothing steeper than a 395 feet climb, and great views of San Francisco Peaks.
Out and back run on paved roads along beautiful Lake Mary. 70.3 Half iron course climbs a decent hill (385') and then is flat for 10 miles.


Event Name Event Type Distances Difficulty Reported by Members
Intermediate (Olympic) Triathlon 1500 meter swim, 40km bike, 10k run
Long (Half Ironman) Triathlon 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run

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    trijammer 2016-08-29 22:37:30

    Arizona, US

    This race has existed for thirty sum years. Hopefully, it will continue. It's not an easy race, but it's fun.

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