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Mainpeak MultiSport Endurance Event
Merrell is extremely pleased to be involved with this years Mainpeak MultiSport Endurance Event being held in Perth. One of Australia’s toughest multisport events famously labelled by Perth-based professional triathlete, Sean O’Neill, as “harder than Ironman” - is set for Sunday 9 September, 2012.
Mainpeak Multisport is a three-discipline, six-leg format that has endurance athletes competing as individuals or teams of up to six all attempting to complete a gruelling 138km course by trail running, road riding and river paddling their way from Toodyay in the Avon Valley to downtown Perth.
“If there’s a challenge out there, then this is it,” was the assessment of the event last year by multisport world champion, Richard Ussher, who won in a time of 8 hours and 10 minutes.
He rated the course as one of the toughest he’s faced in a long and stellar career in endurance sports and adventure racing. “It was one of the hardest things I’ve done.”
Yet for many competitors it was their first taste of multisport, with many team entries of up to six people attempting a leg or two before passing the timing chip over to their team mates, while they settled into crewing and cheering duties for the remainder of the day.
The Mainpeak Multisport is a unique event in its sporting mix of running, road cycling and flat water paddling, taking the usual triathlon format and crossing it with adventure racing for a hybrid sport that offers some appeal to triathletes, kayakers, runners, multisporters and adventurer racers alike.
Although a hard day at the outdoor office if attempted as an individual, the Mainpeak Multisport is an accessible challenge for people of levels of athletic ability thanks to the ability to enter as a relay team of between 3 and 6 people.
Entries for the Mainpeak Multisport are now open. Competitors can register online at www.mainpeakmultisport.com.au
MAINPEAK MULTISPORT EVENT DETAILS
What: Mainpeak Multisport, 132km multisport endurance event
Where: Toodyay to the popular Houghtons Winery in the Swan Valley
When: Sunday, 9 September, 2012
Who: Individuals and teams
Legs: 7.5km Toodyay Trail Run
63km Julimar Road Ride
22km Meadowbrook Road Ride
19km Icebreaker Trail Run
6km Bells White Water Paddle
16km Swan Valley Vineyard River Paddle
700m Houghtons Team Run