O3 OlympusMan Triathlon 2019

O3 OlympusMan Triathlon 2019

Do you have what it takes to be an Olympus Man?!

Saturday 16th of November

OlympusMan O3 is a one of its kind in Cyprus triathlon and one of those events every hardcore triathlete must have in his/her “bucket list”!

The course runs point-to-point, from Paphos coast, through the beautiful Diarizos valley, the vineyards region and thick coniferous forests to, finally, finish on the top of the island, the Olympus peak. OlympusMan is a long day’s challenge through some of Cyprus’s most spectacular scenery.

At the beginning of November the climate of Cyprus offers excellent conditions for such an endeavor! The Mediterranean Sea water is at a perfect 21°C temperature and crystal clear. The air temperature most likely will be at around 22-25°C on the lower sections with an expected 13-14°C on Olympus peak.


108,9km total distance  |  3000m+ of total ascent  |  3 sports  |  1 target, the summit


The concept here is pretty simple - you start from sea level in Pafos and finish 1952m above sea level, at Olympus peak, in the Troodos Mountain! Epic, isn’t it?

The course is without doubt one of the most challenging Half Iron distances on the planet. An early morning 1.9k swim at Pafos harbor, followed by an 84km bike section with over a staggering 2,400 meters of ascent. The last leg would be an off-road half marathon with 350 meters of ascent gradually spiraling up to the summit of Olympus at 1952 meters.

During the test day, Sean McFarlane (Merrell's endurance ambassador) said for his fellow triathlete Chris Volley (British Triathlon): “Chris was like a kid in a sweet shop and fuelled by our staggering surroundings, he was hammering on like an over-excited gazelle.”

Before the light is gone you will be on the top of the mountain. Then you are an OlympusMan!


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Feed Zones Map  | VIEW HERE 


The Swim course

1.9km [2 laps of 950m]: Swim in the Pafos Municipal Baths  |  GPX File

The Bike Course

86km | +2159m: Bike starts from Pafos (T1) to Troodos Square (T2)  |  GPX File


The Run Course

21km | +757m: Run starts from Troodos Square (T2) and takes in two of the hardest and most scenic off road trails in Cyprus, the Atalanti and Artemis.  |  GPX File


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Sport Men/Women:        18-34 years old

Masters Men/Women:    35-49 years old 

Veteran Men/Women:    50+ years old 

Relay Teams:                 Men/Women/Mixed 


Participation Fees & Payment Policy

Individual participation:   €120

Team Participation:         €150


The entry fee includes:

1 finishers T-shirt for the athlete
Transportation by bus back down to the starting area from the Troodos mountain for the finishers
Service at the transition zones, checkpoint and finish line
Food/drink stations zones with fruits, water and cakes!
Soup at the finish line
Shower and change rooms after the finish
Finishers medals
and your O3 OlympusMan goody bag


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Download and read carefully the O3 OlympusMan Triathlon 2019 Race Manual with info regarding the schedule, categories, transition areas, the swim-bike-run courses and their cut-off times, race support and race rules as well as the maps and profiles of the race.

OlympusMan2019 - Race Manual V2


OlympusMan2019  |  By Category  Overall ** Split Times coming soon!


OlympusMan2018  |  By Category  Overall

OlympusMan2017  |  By Category  Overall

OlympusMan2016  |  By Category

OlympusMan2015  |  By Category




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We have prepared accommodation and transfer packages for the participants travelling from Nicosia and Limassol that includes:

  • Transfer from Nicosia and/or Limassol to Pafos - Pick up times and locations TBC
  • Accommodation at Olympic Lagoon Resort on the 15th of November
  • All Inclusive Terms and Early Breakfast the morning before the race
  • Luggage transfer from the Start Area to Troodos Hotel
  • Transfer from Troodos Hotel to Limassol and/or Nicosia - Departure after the Award Ceremonies

Twin Room: €145 per person  |  Single Room:  €195 per person

If you would like to book ONLY the transfer or accommodation then contact us directly at info@activatecyprus.com.

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Event News
Thursday 14th November
15:00 - 18:00
Race bag pick up in Nicosia at the Ratio Cycling Club and Coffee
Friday 15th November
10:00 - 13:00
Race bag pick up in Pafos at the Olympic Lagoon Resort, Lobby Lounge
14:00 - 17:00
Race bag pick up in Pafos at the Olympic Lagoon Resort, Lobby Lounge
Race Briefing at the Olympic Lagoon Resort, Lobby Lounge
Saturday 16th November
05:30 - 06:15
Bike placement in Transition Area 1
Race Start
Award Ceremony in Troodos Hotel