Aug 1, 2017
Get lost in the endurance sport of XTERRA Triathlon by explaining how it works, what gear you need, and where you can go to get lost racing it.
The XTERRA Triathlon is a brand named version of a Cross or Off-Road triathlon series raced around the world.
The XTERRA is officially the creation of TEAM Unlimited LLC -- a company based in Honolulu, Hawaii. TEAM Unlimited started the series as the Aquaterra in 1996 and later renamed their version of the Cross Triathlon to XTERRA. Now with over 42 races in 33 different countries, XTERRA is the most popular version of the Cross or Off-Road Triathlon format.
The XTERRA Triathlon requires competitors to perform well in three equally difficult stages:
Since XTERRA is active in having its brand associated with endurance sports, many of their XTERRA triathlons also include a duathlon event consisting of:
The first trail run is usually an abbreviated course to roughly match the swim times, with the mountain bike and trail running stages the same as the triathlon. XTERRA has even branched out to include a XTERRA Trail Running series to coincides with its XTERRA triathlon series.
But for the sake of this episode of Get Lost Racing, I'm only going to focus on the XTERRA Triathlon series.
XTERRA Gear and Info Links
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