Erich Wegscheider

The Challenges


The Savageman is not just another middle-distance triathlon. At first glance, the 70 mile (113 km) race doesn’t appear particularly daunting, but distance means nothing with you face a climb with an average gradient of 25% and a maximum of 31%. Then tackle a 1,969 foot (600 m) climb over 7 miles (11.4 km). And then face another 1.2 mile (2 km) climb averaging 8%. All in the last 24.9 miles (40 km) of the ride.