BEARMAN is an IRONMAN distance extreme triathlon which takes place in the most southerly valley in France – ‘Le Vallespir’. The Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea offer the perfect backdrop for this truly epic event. It is simply one of the most spectacular parts of the world to swim, ride and run.
The bear is a thing of legend here in the foothills of the Pyrenees, and ‘Jean de l’Ours’ is the protagonist of local folklore. This mythical half-man half-beast figure is re-incarnated in various events and village festivals throughout the Vallespir.
BEARMAN is also an event where everything is laid bare. It’s a totally un-supported extreme triathlon with no aid stations and no outside support, although water points will be indicated and there will be a single bag drop point. Although all FFTRI Regulations will be adhered to.
2017 will be the first ever edition of BEARMAN. The cut-off will be 24hrs, which includes relays of one swimmer, one cyclist, one runner. Each finisher will receive a limited edition finisher’s cycle top as well as a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal (1st 50 gold, 2nd 50 silver and 3rd 50 bronze).