Welcome to the
Idahoman Xtreme Triathlon
Idahoman began as a dream to bring extreme triathlon to the Pacific Northwest. Following in the footsteps of such events as Alaskaman, Idahoman promises to be intense, extreme and just plain challenging.
The Pacific Northwest brings athletes back to nature and has them discover the beauty of northern Idaho. The event itself is about maintaining the pure aspect of the sport, going back to grassroots, and challenging the human body to its limits in constant connection with Idaho's natural surroundings.
Idahoman course begins before sunrise in beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene, where athletes enter the clear waters and swim 3.1 miles (5 km). They exit the water and find their bikes in T1. With the help of their support crew, athletes begin the 112-mile (180 km) journey along the east side of Lake Coeur d'Alene, south to Harrison before heading up to Wallace, Idaho. Epic climbs, headwinds, and the potential for inclement weather greet athletes on this beautiful course. The route is punctuated by a 13-mile climb up Thompson pass before descending into Wallace for the final 6 miles. Once at T2, athletes head out on west along the Trail of Coeur d'Alenes for 10 miles to Kellogg, Idaho. While these 10 miles are flat, athletes will wish it stayed that way as they begin the final 16 miles of climbing along Silver Mountain ski resort. Before the finish at the Gondola, athletes climb Wardner and Kellogg Peaks - each over 6200 feet / 1880 m. Earn the coveted Green Finisher shirt... if you make the run cut off time.
The Idahoman journey will be unforgettable. The weather is 100% unpredictable. If you don't like it, wait 15 mins and it will change.
This is about triathlon and for those who just love the sport. It is for those who want to challenge themselves. This is not for rookies, newcomers or freshmen to the sport. Be prepared for extreme... in the Pacific Northwest.