How to Watch the 2022 XTERRA World Championship – Triathlete

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After an action-packed season of racing that traveled around XTERRA will host the world’s qualifying events in 22 countries its 26th annual XTERRA World Championship in off-road triathlon at the foot of the breathtaking Brenta Dolomites in Trentino, Italy on Saturday October 1st.

It is the first time since XTERRA’s inception in 1996 that the Offroad The triathlon championship takes place outside of the Hawaiian island of Maui. Instead 750 from the world’s best amateur and professional athletes from XTERRA from 40 countries will travel to Trentino to take part in the championship races European debut.

Elite athletes will compete for a share of a $100,000 prize pool All competitors are chasing after the ultimate, most desirable in the sport Title of XTERRA World Champion.

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XTERRA World Championship 2022: Who to Watch

When world championships were won on paper or by popular ones In my opinion the title would already belong to Arthur Serrieres – and For a good reason. He is the reigning and two-time World Triathlon Cross Champion, the reigning and three-time XTERRA European Champion, he won the European Triathlon Cross Championship on this course in Trentino last year and finished second at XTERRA Worlds the last two times to a pair of gentlemen – Hayden Wilde & Bradley Weiss – who will not be at the start. Serrieres is the fastest runner in the sport, he arranged his whole year and two grueling altitude training camps day and is as hard fought as they come. But he still has to earn it in real life, where anything can happen, against a stacked field of 60 elite men from 20 countries. Serrieres must contend against players like the Forissier brothers – Felix and Arthur – who have both enjoyed remarkable winning streaks this season. Maxim Chane is also a key contender due to his strengths on hard courses with lots of climbing. He is in his element in Trentino.

All eyes will also be on 18-year-old Sullivan Middaugh, son of off-road legend and 2015 XTERRA World Champion Josiah Middaugh, who will also be racing. Not only did the younger Middaugh (literally) grow up with XTERRA, but he became a world-class athlete himself, heading to Arizona State University this fall as part of the USA Triathlon Project Podium Squad, which aims to empower athletes Olympia to develop medalists.

The women’s race offers an equally exciting lineup. At the top of the list is Sandra Mirhofer, who has home advantage in Trentino. Mirhofer lives in South Tyrol, about 2.5 hours from Trentino in northern Italy, and won the European Cross-Triathlon Championships at the same route just a year ago, while also acting as XTERRA Trentino. The reigning cross triathlon world champion has one phenomenal year and won the XTERRA European Championship and XTERRA Germany, the Italian Cross Tri National Championship and the Italian Winter Triathlon National title for the fifth year in a row.

Mirhofer’s toughest competition will be Alizee Paties, who finished second to Mairhofer in the last two major races in the Czech Republic and Germany. But there are many strong women in the field who know how to break the bond. Loanne Duvoisin won the World Cross Triathlon Championship and finished second to Flora Duffy at last year’s XTERRA Worlds. Solenne Billouin won XTERRA Portugal, Jindriska Zemanova won XTERRA Italy-Lake Garda, Katie Button won the Canadian Majors at XTERRA Victoria and Whistler, Lesley Paterson won the XTERRA USA Championship Race and Suzie Snyder won in the Dominican Republic.

XTERRA World Championship 2022: course and format

Already a bucket list destination for off-road and adventure enthusiasts, Trentino embodies almost everything that XTERRA aims to bring to its events: culture, community and a challenging terrain that offers awe-inspiring views for those strong enough to conquer.

The challenge faced by athletes in Trentino combines a 1.5 kilometer (1 mile) Swim two laps of 32 kilometers (20 miles) in Lake Molveno Mountain bike climbing high in the Dolomites followed by a flowing 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) trail run that meanders through the area Forest paths and the lake shore.

The water temperature in October is usually around 15-18°C, a bit on the cool side so wetsuits are probably mandatory. Typically, the lake is flat and free of waves, which should make for fast swim times all around.

At the first transition, riders face a few minutes of flat lakeside trail before the climb begins – a key theme for this epic course. With gradients of up to 18% in places, those who rode too hard too soon will bleed those who have accelerated their efforts with a little moderation.

Running, the course starts out fast and flat along the lake shore, utilizing the natural paths and undulating terrain to create a fast and flowing 1.5km opening. But then it quickly becomes technical before it goes steeply uphill to the A waterfall. From the top, it’s a steep descent to the start of round two, or reaching the biggest finish line of the XTERRA season.

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How to watch the 2022 XTERRA World Championship live stream

The 2022 XTERRA World Championship live stream will begin on Saturday, October 1 at 9:00am CEST (Italian time)/3:00am ET with the Men’s race followed by the Men’s race at 9:03am CEST/3:03am ET, with the men’s winner expected to cross the finish line at approximately 11:20am EDT/5:20am ET and the women’s winner at approximately 11:45am EDT/5:45am ET. The race will be streamed live on and a highlights reel will be made available after the event.

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