The Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw has enjoyed the title of ‘largest XTERRA in the World’ for more than three years running. This is no small feat with the sport of XTERRA being enjoyed in more than 50 countries worldwide,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Our plan for 2018 is to host the largest and most exciting Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw yet. Our route building team has been working on a few exciting elements that are guaranteed to be a highlight for entrants and spectators alike. Entrants can look forward to experiencing a world class course that is challenging, yet enjoyable and scenic. All entrants will also stand the chance to quality for the XTERRA World Championship that will take place later in 2018. Although XTERRA Grabouw is known to attract an impressive elite field, the event places a strong focus on family enjoyment. Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are in for a treat. Together with Fedhealth’s unwavering support we look forward to hosting a memorable experience like no other in 2018.
It seems like a small sensation: Faris al Sultan, an icon of triathlon, has agreed to take on the patronage of the XTERRA European Championship 2018.
"I am very pleased to take on the patronage for the XTERRA European Championship 2018 at Lake O-See. As a less gifted Mountain Bike Rider and Bavarian the honor is even greater. The fact that the Saxons can organize top-class cross triathlon events has spread since the ITU World Cup 2014 at the latest. At the time I was able to convince myself of this as athlete. Now I am looking forward to welcoming as many athletes in the beautiful Lusatia region as patron to a great competition"
Faris al Sultan – patron of the XTERRA European Championship
We are really proud and very happy that such an impressive sports personality as Faris has taken on the patronage over the XTERRA European Championship and thus in some way over our O-SEE. The Cross triathlon is one part of triathlon sports that captivates hundreds of thousands of athletes worldwide. The patronage of an Ironman winner makes it clear once again that we are part of this great sports family, across borders and continents. That's a good feeling. The O-SEE and the Zittau Mountains will be a worthy host of the XTERRA European Championship 2018. The O-SEE Sports Club will do anything needed to be great host, we promise.
Now it's official: the O-SEE will host the XTERRA European Championship for the third time after 2011 and 2016 next year. This makes the XTERRA Germany the highest quality competition within the European Tour and therefore especially for the elite the most important race of the European Series. So we are looking forward to a crosstriathlon weekend of superlatives in the Zittauer Gebirge Nature Park and an unforgettable event on the O-SEE lake.
We will do everything for it. XTERRA - Live more!