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.