Red Bull Neptune Steps

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Since this site is devoted to all multisport events, I felt the need to cover this one. For those of you that have seen the youtube video already, here is the explanation of the event.

If you have no idea what I am talking about then allow me to introduce you to the Red Bull Neptune Steps.

The Event

The swim-climb format of the Red Bull Neptune Steps takes place in an icy cold canal in Glasgow, Scottland.

The course takes athletes through 420 total meters of swimming which are broken up into 8 smaller stages.

Red Bull Neptune Steps Swim
Gordon Benson performs at Red Bull Neptune steps in Glasgow on March 18, 2017. Credit: https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/events/red-bull-neptune-steps-uk

In between each swim stage are 7 canal lock gates that the athletes will climb over using various ropes and nets.

These 7 climbs total 18 meters of vertical climb.

Red Bull Neptune Steps Climb
Gordon Benson performs at Red Bull Neptune steps in Glasgow on March 18, 2017. Credit: https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/events/red-bull-neptune-steps-uk

Over 600 athletes line up on the Forth & Clyde Canal each year to swim and climb through this multi-stage course.

Red Bull Neptune Steps Course
Credit: https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/events/red-bull-neptune-steps-uk

Want to participate in 2018?

Entries to this endurance race go live on Red Bull’s Website on Tuesday October 24th, 2017 at 10am.

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