200 athletes from 11 countries have confirmed their participation.

SAMANÁ. – The eyes of sports and adventure tourism lovers worldwide are on the country, where the 5th Edition of XTERRA Dominican Republic will be held on September 4 and 5, as part of the XTERRA PAN AMERICAN TOUR circuit, with the sponsorship of the Ministry of Tourism.

200 participating athletes from more than 11 countries will meet in Las Terrenas, Samaná, one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the Caribbean country.

The event’s program includes Trail Runs in 5K, 10K and 21K distances, as well as an off-road Triathlon in Sprint & XTERRA distances that entails 1500mt of open water swimming, 15km of mountain biking and 10K of running.

In addition to the Ministry of Tourism, the 5th Edition of XTERRA Dominican Republic is sponsored by Viva Wyndham Resorts, Sublime Samaná and Cosón Bay Hotel & Residences, which is hosting the event.

XTERRA is the world’s leading brand of Off-Road events, holding more than 100 triathlons and foot races in more than 30 countries.

XTERRA in the Dominican Republic, with the celebration and staging of these events, seeks to be an instrument to promote “the Caribbean country as a world-class tourist, sports and adventure destination”.

In this 5th edition, numerous international elite athletes have confirmed their participation, such as the American athletes Brad Zoller, Elliot Bach, Tom Eickelberg and Humberto Rivera.

Also present from Costa Rica will be Rom Akerson, Xterra Dominican Republic 2018 champion and XTERRA Maui 2018 World Champion, who holds the number 2 XTERRA ranking worldwide.

Once again Kieran Mcpherson from New Zealand, Paco Serrano from Mexico, and Ismael Vega from Ecuador will participate.

In the women’s category we will have the participation of Valentina Carvallo from Chile, XTERRA Chile 2019 champion, and Brandi Swicegood from the United States, who starts in the sport after giving up her professional career as an investigative news reporter.

XTERRA Dominican Republic has generated much enthusiasm in the sports community both locally and internationally due to the challenge of developing these competitions in a place of such beauty and natural challenges such as the beaches, rivers, and mountains of Las Terrenas in Samaná.




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