“Should you take a second mortgage to do this race? Absolutely.

Can anyone do this race? No. You need perseverance, consistency and about a year to train (if you are a middle of the pack athlete like I am).

Why did I do this? Because it was there, I couldn’t help it.”

So begins Generation Law founder Ben Neiburger’s report of the 2018 PATAGONman triathlon. After a year of training, Ben completed the 16-hour race swim, bike and run in December against the rugged, breathtaking backdrop of Patagonia. If you’ve ever dreamed of doing a triathlon, or just wondered what it’s like to jump off a ferry into freezing sea water in the middle of the night, follow along with Ben in his full race report.

2018 Patagonman Race Report