XTERRA Grabouw a selection event for ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships

Seen here:  Michael Ferreira on his way to the finish at the 2016 Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw. 

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Taking place in Grabouw the weekend of 24 – 26 February 2017, the largest XTERRA in the World, the Fedhealth XTERRA South African Championship will serve as a selection event for the 2017 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship.

“It’s an honour for the Fedhealth XTERRA SA Championship to serve as a selection event for the prestigious ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “We look forward to welcoming Triathlon South Africa athletes to the sport of XTERRA.  Once they’ve experienced the vibe of this special event, they are sure to be back for more.”

“Triathlon South Africa athletes taking part in the Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw will compete with the best local and international athletes,” says Sharon Oakley, Secretary General Triathlon South Africa.  “This makes XTERRA Grabouw a true selection event.  XTERRA is the breeding ground for first class cross-triathletes.  It is safe, fair and in accordance with the prescribed race rules.  Triathlon South Africa is proud to be associated with Stillwater Sports and the XTERRA brand.”

To stand a chance to qualify for the 2017 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship, athletes must be registered with Triathlon South Africa prior to the event and finish within the top eight of their respective age group categories.  The selection is at the discretion of the selectors.

EVENT INFORMATIONFedhealth XTERRA South African Championship (Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape)

Date: Event:
Friday, 24 February 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA Kids
  6-8 years (60m Swim, 2km MTB, 600m Trail Run)
  9-11 years (100m Swim, 3km MTB, 1.5km Trail Run)
  12-15 years (250m Swim, 5km MTB, 2.5km Trail Run)
Saturday, 25 February 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA Full:  1.5km swim, 28km MTB, 12.5km trail run
Sunday, 26 February 2017 XTERRA Trail Run:  12.5km and 5km
Sunday, 26 February 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA Lite:  400m swim, 12.5km MTB, 5km trail run

The Prize Purse for the Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw has increased to a whopping R154 000.  The top five finishers in the XTERRA Full open men’s and women’s races will receive prize money, with the first place winners each taking home R30 000.

Forming part of the XTERRA World Tour, athletes taking part in the Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw stand a chance to qualify for the XTERRA World Championship that will take place in Maui later in the year.

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For further information or to enter the Fedhealth XTERRA contact 082 991 0045 or email entries@stillwatersports.com


Issued by:                           NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of:                     STILLWATER SPORTS


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