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AlaskaMan 140.6
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Hate the name but just saw this

http://www.active.com/...treme-triathlon-2017

Since so many said they wanted an Ironman Alaska this should fill fast, oh wait its not Mdot


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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [FF Boots] [ In reply to ]
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Is it wetsuit legal?

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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [FF Boots] [ In reply to ]
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Looks awesome. Thanks for the heads up.
You could warm up with Mount Marathon 11 days before. That would be a great double for an Alaskan Vacation.
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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [oprfcc] [ In reply to ]
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that would be a brutal double, epic though


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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [FF Boots] [ In reply to ]
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Is that by the same folks that do Norseman?
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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [fishgo] [ In reply to ]
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I know nothing about the event or who is putting it on, just saw this and thought some might be interested


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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [fishgo] [ In reply to ]
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looks like it

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blog thing - strava thing
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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [FF Boots] [ In reply to ]
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You get 18 hours to finish, so it's not a real Ironman.
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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [Sweeney] [ In reply to ]
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Sweeney wrote:
Is it wetsuit legal?
Is that in pink? :) Water temps would be in the mid 50s. Pacific ocean in the summer is barely at mid 60s 1500 miles south in Seattle area.

Full wetsuit, neoprene caps, and booties if they are allowed.
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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [FF Boots] [ In reply to ]
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Someone from Texas...
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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [fishgo] [ In reply to ]
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The production company, OnUrMark, is top notch. They produce some of the best races in Houston and the guy at the helm is a good cat.
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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [SummitAK] [ In reply to ]
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I'm surprised they would put it out there without any fanfare on allxtri.com, but they also don't seem to be corporate heavy...

From Allxtri - "three events together are the allXtri Trilogy and support each other in friendship." - not sure what that means in corporate speak...
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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [Dilbert] [ In reply to ]
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Dilbert wrote:
Sweeney wrote:
Is it wetsuit legal?

Is that in pink? :) Water temps would be in the mid 50s. Pacific ocean in the summer is barely at mid 60s 1500 miles south in Seattle area.

Full wetsuit, neoprene caps, and booties if they are allowed.

From the rules:

  • Full wetsuits are mandatory as the swim course water temperature averages about 55°F/13°C in July. Neoprene swim caps, swim booties, earplugs, and Vasoline for your face and hands are highly recommended while in the water. Full swim hoods to protect your neck and head are also permitted. Swim gloves are not permitted at any time.

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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [FF Boots] [ In reply to ]
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This is very relevant to my interests. Hopefully this runs for a few years and I can get in shape to do this "race". I would be happy with finishing in last place.
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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [renorider] [ In reply to ]
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renorider wrote:
looks like it

Doesn't look like it at all. It's more like a starter race due to the legit run course. Total elevation gain for the bike/run legs is not even half that of Swissman. And a pile of WTC Ironman races have more bike elevation... many substantially more. But the scenery is certainly spectacular.
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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [FF Boots] [ In reply to ]
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Glad I don't do fulls!!

Funny thing about this for me: it would cost me basically the same to travel instate to do this race, as it would for me to participate in one outside...in warmer water...and warmer air...and warmer...

Although the, if it was a half...I'd do it for shits and giggles...but fuck that full nonsense!
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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [FF Boots] [ In reply to ]
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The name is what it is because out of respect for the gracious state and those coming in internationally we named it after Alaska. Instantly everyone knows where it's at. Eliminates some questions and people having to look it up.

Wetsuits are mandatory. Temp hovers around 55 degrees most years but has dipped to low 50's in the past.

Bike course has less climbing than a handful of IMs and the extreme tris but 1) there aren't a lot of options in Alaska and 2) the winds and weather will more than make up for it. 3) scenery is unmatched.

Run course is far more challenging than IM. 5,000' with 4,000 in the last 10k up a mountain (dirt/Rock trails).

Nothing but respect for Norseman and X-Tri. I've done Norseman and am doing Celtman this year with Swissman to follow. They are all top notch. Looking to bring some of that challenge to The US.

Addressing the guy talking about temps... The other extreme tris say the same temp averages as us.... Keep in mind that's average. We are same latitude as Norseman and weather rolls in the same. Clouds, drizzle, cold temps and wind just as possible as Scotland and Norway. It has even been known to snow in July. Since it's unpredictable and first year, we put the averages.

Thanks everyone, let me know if you have any other questions.
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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [Culley22] [ In reply to ]
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Also I'm not sure where you're traveling from but what my wife and I spent to go to Norway and what we have already spent to go to Scotland is already double what Alaska costs, at least from within the US. Totally worth the trip to Europe but Alaska is definately much cheaper. Especially on food and rental cars.
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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [arpalaian] [ In reply to ]
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Don't get me wrong. I would have named it Alaska Extreme Triathlon, adding Man to the end is just cliché at this point, but that's just me. I'm old and grumpy


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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [FF Boots] [ In reply to ]
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Hahaha fair enough but keep in mind if someone was talking about it it doesn't make a lot of sense when someone says "I did Alaska" unless they say it all. They can say "I did Alaskaman" and leave the other words out. Although.... That just sounds dirty now that I say it. 😳😂
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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [arpalaian] [ In reply to ]
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or if someone googles alaskaman the first thing that comes up is match.com and the second is a site (alaskamen.com) for Alaskan men looking for brides

no disrespect I think the event looks awesome it's just a peeve of mine as so many tris just drop -man on the end instead of being creative


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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [arpalaian] [ In reply to ]
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I think this is great.
The goal with this types of triathlon should be to give the athletes a unique experience in fabulous nature.

Glad to see something like this in the USA.


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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [arpalaian] [ In reply to ]
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arpalaian wrote:
Bike course has less climbing than a handful of IMs and the extreme tris but 1) there aren't a lot of options in Alaska and 2) the winds and weather will more than make up for it. 3) scenery is unmatched.

It would be AWESOME if the Turnagain Arm winds crank up on race day and have racers either going 30 or 10 at IM effort! Most miserable rides I've ever had ended coming back from Turnagain Pass to ANC!
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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [FF Boots] [ In reply to ]
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Interesting that the active.com link shows that AlaskaMan is trademarked, but a data search of trademarks shows it's not. But AlaskaMen is, it's a magazine that highlights Alaskan Men.
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Re: AlaskaMan 140.6 [thisgirl] [ In reply to ]
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FYI trademarks take 1-2 years to go through AND a TM is basically a placeholder until then and becomes a R when it's officially registered. What you speak of isn't correct and the magazine is not triathlon or even close to the same business so odds are it will not be taken into an account when the trademark is under review. Thanks.
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