News Advisory: XTERRA Short Track Germany

News Advisory: XTERRA Short Track Germany
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News Advisory: XTERRA Short Track Germany

XTERRA returns to Zittau, Germany for the 20th time with an action-packed weekend of Short Track and full distance off-road triathlon racing this Friday and Saturday, August 19-20.

As the name suggests, Friday’s XTERRA Short Track race is a fast, multi-lap, made-for-TV event combining two 200-meter swim laps with an exit in-between, four 1.5km mountain bike laps complete with jumps and berms, and two 1.3km run loops. Winning times are in the 30-40 minute range.

While the Short Track showcase is an invite-only event for the top 25 ranked elite men and women (with a few wildcards), more than 60 professionals from 20 countries will line-up on Saturday for the XTERRA Germany Championship race over the traditional full distance course that combines a 1.5km swim, 37km single loop mountain bike course, and 10km trail run.

XTERRA Germany is one of the biggest events of the year, with the entire town of Zittau supporting the extravaganza in a big way on both sides of the tape.

It’s the 13th time XTERRA has raced around Olbersdorfer Lake on the edge of Zittau, a historic town near the Polish and Czech borders, where hundreds of fans line the flat and fast course, using the landscape sculpted by the remnants of the old mining venue to gain a vantage point to see the entire course.

Reigning World Cross Triathlon Champions Arthur Serrieres (FRA) and Sandra Mairhofer (ITA) headline the men’s and women’s races, which have attracted the best off-roaders from around the world in a chase for fame, glory, and their share of 20,000 Euros in prize money.

Tentative Start List Elite Women
*XWR - Name, NAT
2 - Loanne Duvoisin, SUI
3 - Marta Menditto, ITA
4 - Sandra Mairhofer, ITA
5 - Samantha Kingsford, NZL
6 - Alizée Paties, FRA
9 - Solenne Billouin, FRA
11 - Jindřiška Zemanová, CZE
12 - Morgane Riou, FRA
15 - Helena Karaskova, CZE
16 - Carina Wasle, AUT
20 - Ségolène Léberon, FRA
21 - Amanda Felder, USA
33 - Hana Odlová, CZE
38 - Elizabeth Orchard, NZL
40 - Evelyne Trepte, SUI
43 - Maria Doring, GER
50 - Štěpánka Bisová, CZE
73 - Lara Buttigieg, MLT
77 - Pauline Vie, POR
100 - Beatriz Ferreira, POR
163 - Anna Tomica, POL

Tentative Start List Elite Men
*XWR - Name, NAT
2 - Arthur Serrieres, FRA
3 - Ruben Ruzafa, ESP
5 - Felix Forissier, FRA
6 - Sebastien Carabin, BEL
8 - Arthur Forissier, FRA
9 - Maxim Chané, FRA
10 - Sam Osborne, NZL
11 - Jens Emil Sloth Nielsen, DEN
17 - Xavier Dafflon, SUI
21 - Franco Pesanvento, ITA
22 - Jens Roth, GER
23 - Francois Vie, POR
27 - Kieran McPherson, NZL
29 - Michele Bonacina, ITA
33 - Federico Spinazzè, ITA
34 - Mathias Cloostermans, BEL
40 - Scott Anderson, GER
41 - Lucas Van Deynze, BEL
43 - Francois Carloni, FRA
45 - Geert Lauryssen, BEL
47 - Peter Lehmann, GER
49 - Malte Plappert, GER
50 - Petr Soukup, CZE
54 - Tim Van Hemel, BEL
62 - Wouter Dijkshoorn, NED
74 - Simon Schwarz, GER
79 - Koen de Leeuw, NED
83 - Dominik Wychera, AUT
86 - Gaëtan Vivien, FRA
89 - Quinten Dewaele, BEL
111 - Keller Norland, USA
116 - Tiago Maia, POR
122 - Tim Van Daele, BEL
160 - Quirijn Waaijenberg, NED
353 - Octavio Vicente, POR

*XTERRA World Rank

Learn more on the venues and athletes in the full XTERRA Short Track Series preview here.

Text Credits: XTERRA
Photo Credits: Carel du Plessis / XTERRA
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Live coverage starts Friday, August 19, at 3:20 pm CEST. Viewers can sign-up at xterralive.mailchimpsites.com to have links emailed to them or follow on Facebook at facebook.com/events/1448624242253698.
XTERRA Europe Media Relations:

Kostas Koumargialis
Mobile: +30 6934696191
Email: kostas.koumargialis@xterraplanet.com