Fornells has just witnessed the Extreme Man 2011 Triathlon event. This is the second successive year the event has been run and this time around Minorca Sailing fielded two relay teams. The event started with a 1.9km swim, followed by a 90km bike ride, and finished with a 21km run. The objective for the Minorca teams was to finish rather than challenge for line honours, but even so both teams set times they were pleased with, completing the course in under 5 and a half hours (by comparision the lead triathletes - competing individually - took just under 4 hours!).
Despite the 7:30am start, there was fantastic atmosphere and a real buzz to the event, which should now be considered as firm fixture on the Fornells calendar. Latest reports are that both Minorca teams are now back in training for next year's event...
A short video of the event can be seen here.
The results from the event can be found here (team results start p.14, Minorca teams placed 19th and 23rd in team event).