Olympic distance

Date and time: 6 January, 2019, 7:00 AM

Place: Taghit, Béchar, Algeria


The swimming part of the race will be in the oasis village of Taghit. The oasis lies about 8k from the race hotel and its about 300m long and 15m across.  The water temperature in January is about 16°C (61°F) and a wetsuit is recommended.

Transition one will be next to the oasis.

The swim will be three 500m loops.

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Swimming - Sahara OLYMPIC


The cycling portion will be mostly flat terrain on aspahlt of very good quality.  The bike will be one loop.



The run part will be on sand, gravel, and asphalt. The route will lead through the oasis village of Taghit and its nearby sand dunes.

The run will be one loop.


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