Set in the beautiful Huon Valley of Southern Tasmania and featuring some new trails, the Tahune MTB Marathon will cover a one lap, 100km loop that starts and finishes at the world-renowned Tahune Airwalk. The February 7 event will also feature a 50km option.
The event is regarded as one of the tougher marathon events in Australia; it will also double as the Tasmanian Mountain Bike Marathon Championships, marking the first time that an Australian state has held its own championships in the marathon discipline.
Sid Taberlay (Team Sho-Air), an Australian now based in California, will race in preparation for the upcoming American mountain bike season. He'll take on dual Olympic silver medallist (rowing lightweight in Sydney and Athens) Simon Burgess.
For more information, visit www.tahunemtbmarathon.com.au