ICON LIVIGNO - EXTREME TRIATHLON
On Friday, 1st of September is time for Icon Xtreme Triathlon. With its 3.8 kilometers swim, 195 bike, 42.2 run this event is one of the most awaited multiple stage competitions.
Livigno and its Alps are a unique destination in the world thanks to their beauty, their magic and perfect location for a triathlon. These are aspects that have an important role in making Icon an exciting experience. An extraordinary race course: swimming in the Lake Gallo at 18°, cycling with a 5000 difference in high, running up to the finish line at Rifugio Costaccia within the Mountain Park Carosello 3000.
The start of the race with 3.8 km of swimming, will be given from the south-west “beach” of the local Livigno Lake. In recent years the lake has seen temperatures between 13 and 16 degrees centigrade in September and, therefore, demands to use the right equipment by athletes.
The 195 kilometers of cycling bring athletes to pass also in Switzerland, with more than 5000 meters of total altitude.
The 42.2 kilometers of running will be characterized by exceptional beauty and difficulty of the track. The athletes will run through the whole Federia Valley, climb Vetta Blesaccia (2798 meters) and from there descend the mountain ridge till the finishing line at the high altitude restaurant Costaccia.
The Icon finishing line with its suggestive atmosphere will be open to the public using the gondola Livigno Centro (via Ostaria - in the center of town). The lift will open free of charge from 5.30 pm, while the mountain shelter Costaccia will stay open to guarantee the food & beverage service (for booking - max 50 places - call the number +39.0342.990.711).
CAROSELLO 3000 - TRAIL RUNNING GUIDE-BOOK
75 km of trail - 6 routes - 4500 m of vertical drop - all over 2000 m