THE HIGHEST, THE HARDEST
ICON is a triathlon competition on a long distance and an endurance extreme experience.
With a Swim start at 1800mt into the chrystal clear water of the Livigno Lake and the arrival at the Ski Area at Carosello 3000, ICON is a race for those who seek adventure, an intimate journey, a challenge to his own limits.
ICON is the most extreme frontier of triathlon in Italy.
With its record numbers, ICON is born with the requirements to be a symbol for all Triathlon Xtreme challenges all over the World.
The highest swim in the world
The highest pass in the world
The highest arrival in the world
for an Xtreme Challenge
3.8Km in Gallo Lake in Livigno. In the last few years, at this time of the year,
the water temperature ranged between 14° and 18°. Wetsuits and neoprene caps will be compulsory, neoprene socks and gloves (not webbed) are strongly recommended. Before the start all the athletes must enter in the transition area for the electronic check.
195Km with approximately 5000m of elevation gain, crossing into the neighbouring Switzerland. You will start in Livigno (1815m above sea level), climbing up to the Forcola pass (2315m). The course takes then athletes in Switzerland to climb the Bernina Pass (2323m) cycling down to St. Moritz and Engadina, continuing until Zernez. You will then climb up to the Fuorn pass (2149m), descend to Val Mustair, and finally come back to Italy. Once arrived in Prato at Stelvio, you will face another climb with 48 hairpin bends, until you get to the Stelvio Pass (second highest pass in Europe, 2757m). You will go down to Bormio and continue until the Foscagno pass (2291m) arriving at Trepalle of Livigno where T2 is located (2100m asl)
42.2Km, departure from Trepalle at Livigno and arrival at Carosello 3000 (3000 metres asl)