The men’s race started as usual: Jens Roth (DEU) led after the 1.5km swim and there was a good chance that the German would continue his run, which had been going on since the XTERRA Germany, and possibly crown it with a victory. But that was unfortunately not granted to him. First the Dutchman JorikVan Egdom (NED) caught up with the leader on the 36km MTB track and took the lead after 7km. Martijn Dekker (NED), Francois Carloni (FRA) and Yeray Luxem (BEL) also caught up with Roth. After 25km Carloni took the lead. However, the top team chose a less favourable line in too soft sand on the 7km long beach section and so the group around the Belgians Geert Lauryssen and Kris Coddens as well as the German Roth could close the gap to the leading duo again. Shortly before T2 Lauryssen took the lead ahead of Carloni and Van Egdom. Luxem retired due to a technical defect. At the end of the first lap, Van Egdom overtook Geert Lauryssen, who had been leading until then, on the very undulating and partly sandy Trailrun track. This order didn’t change for the rest of the race on the podium. Place 6 for the German Jens Roth.
The Australian Bramley(AUS) and the British Nicole Walters came out of the water together. Nicole Walter then took the lead with the MTB. In chasing position: the Dutch Linda Van Vliet, who could use her experience on the sand speed course. On the run split the Dutch could even intercept Nicole Walters and took 2nd place.
The sensation of the women’s race, however, was the German Pauline Sasserath, who as Agegrouperin drove the elite with the MTB into the ground and even led in T2.
The XTERRA Netherlands was the last race of the XTERRA European Tour. But the winners had already been decided before. Helena Karaskova (CZE) and Arthur Serrieres (FRA). Both, however, were not at the start on Ameland.