Uberman and norseman: the extreme variants of triathlon
Among these, the Uberman is one of the most challenging and takes place in southern California, covering a total distance of almost 900 kilometers. It starts from the island of Santa Catalina and swims for 33 kilometers in the open Pacific Ocean, up to the coast of Palos Verdes. From here, crossing first and then leaving behind Los Angeles, you complete 643 kilometers of the bike with over 6000 meters of elevation gain, reaching even 60 meters below sea level in Badwater Basin - the lowest point in the United States. From here, the athletes run 217 kilometers through the Death Valley, almost up to the top of Mount Whitney, which at 4421 meters is the highest peak in the contiguous United States, excluding Hawaii and Alaska.