This is the most common question we have ever since the registrations for the Epidavros Triathlon have been opened. Apparently, the answer is not easy and you need to carefully study the race facts and further discuss with your coach, especially if you consider something quite demanding. All Epidavros Triathlon events have been imprinted in great detail through interactive maps on the official website of the race (https://why-n.gr/event/epidavros-triathlon-2018). As we have previously mentioned in several updates, several training sessions will be held in order for the triathletes to get to know the routes and choose the most suitable for them.
Our primary goal in designing the racing options was that all athletes would have the choice to challenge their skills in Triathlon and Aquathlon in a safe environment and always within their capabilities. Under no circumstances should we make false assessments. Starting with our little triathletes, the race category “Kids” introduces the sport to the newcomers. Right after that, we have the option of a Super sprint for the older ones and for those with some experience. Sprint Triathlon & Aquathlon are the most acclaimed competitions. At the two largest distances (Standard & Endurance),there are higher requirements due to longer distances, terrain morphology and elevated altitudes. In Standard, athletes compete for a total of 61 kilometers with 922 meters altitude on bike. Finally, Endurance is a Half Extreme Triathlon, which is presented for the first time in Greece. It requires very good physical fitness and relevant experience on similar route profiles, since the athletes will need to race for a total of 115 km to 1,776 m. positively altitude. In this racing option, cut off time will be applied, that is, athletes will have time restrictions on completing parts of the match. This regulation applies to all Extreme Triathlon matches organized abroad and its sole purpose is the orderly and safe conduct of the match. Those who choose the Endurance distance should therefore be properly prepared to be able to enjoy the unique route and finish safely within the time limits.