The 3.8 km swim starts off the southern shore of Lake Okanagan and heads northwest for 1612 m, northeast for 450m and then returns heading southeast for 1800m to the swim finish.
Officially 2851 age groupers hit the water for the largest swim start in Triathlon history.
70F / 21C
Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
112 miles |
BIKE SPLIT 1: 42.5 mi 42.5 mi (2:16:19) 18.71 mi/h
BIKE SPLIT 2: 112 mi 69.5 mi (5:02:19) 13.79 mi/h
The bike is a 180-kilometer single-loop course that heads south of Penticton and passes through the towns of Okanagan Falls, Oliver and Osoyoos. Before entering Okanagan Falls athletes are forced up McLean Creek Road for a nasty climb for 1.5 kilometers. During the next 45 kilometers participants go slightly downhill and pass fruit orchards, farms, vineyards, wineries and fruit stands. Those racing know they are in for a world of work as they view the mammoth Canadian flag at the Husky gas station in Osoyoos. The flag is the symbol that competitors are required to make a hard right hand turn and head up the infamous Richter Pass. The pass consists of an 11 km climb that varies from four to eight per cent steepness. After Richter Pass, you are greeted to a screaming six or seven kilometers of downhill.
In desert like conditions, a number of good sized rollers lead you into the town of Keremeos. You are treated with a brain numbing out-and-back section that feels like it takes you forever to get out of.
The last 60 kilometers of the bike you are served up some false flats as you exit the out and back section and a couple more climbs that are short and tough. Many race plans and goals have been thrown out during this section of the bike. The last 20 kilometers provide some rewarding descents where you can take care of your hydration and fuel needs before entering the bike/run transition in town.
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
26.2 miles |
12m 13s min/mile
RUN SPLIT 1: 13.1 mi 13.1 mi (2:35:35) 11:52/mi
RUN SPLIT 2: 26.2 mi 13.1 mi (2:44:16) 12:32/mi
Out and back through Penticton and Lakeshore Dr to main Steet and the along the lake to the turnaround and back. Number of hills on the back side of the lake.