Extreme Mountain Bike Marathon: Watch Insane Climbs in the ‘Ischgl Ironbike’

With massive elevation gains over a relatively short distance, the Ischgl Ironbike in Austria will either inspire or terrify.

The 27th annual Ischgl Ironbike race finished last week, and this POV video from one rider shows the true extent of its madness.

With over 10,600 feet of elevation gain spread across 43 miles, this insanely difficult MTB race offers gorgeous views of the Austrian Alps. It’s also pretty difficult.

Watch this rider’s incredible 4-hour performance squeezed down to a half-hour edit — just for you.

Runtime: 34 minutes


Andrew McLemore

An award-winning journalist and photographer, Andrew McLemore brings more than 14 years of experience to his position as Associate News Editor for Lola Digital Media. Andrew is a musician, climber and traveler who currently lives in Cuenca, Ecuador, which he uses as a home base for adventures throughout the Americas. When he's not writing, playing gigs or exploring the outdoors, he's hanging out with his dog Campana.

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