After 16 exciting years of off-road triathlon racing, the organizers of Xterra South Africa have announced that the event will not be hosted by Stillwater Sports in 2020.
“We’ve had 16 wonderful years of hosting Xterra in South Africa,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director at Stillwater Sports.
“A highlight on SA’s multi-sport calendar, watching the event grow from year to year has been an incredible experience. We had fourteen exciting years of working alongside Xterra International, who owns the global rights to Xterra.”
A rich history
In 2017, Xterra International welcomed new ownership and Stillwater Sports was unfortunately unable to come to an agreement for 2020 and beyond.
“We are proud of the fact that for a number of years Xterra SA has donned the crown of the largest Xterra in the world,” adds Meyer.
South Africa also boasts three world champions in Conrad Stoltz (2001, 2002, 2007 and 2010), Anke Erlank (2001) and Bradley Weiss (2017 and 2019). Other Xterra SA warriors that dominated the racing scene for years include Dan Hugo and numerous age-group athletes who competed fiercely at the World Championship in Maui each year.
To all the athletes
“We are proud to be able to close off Xterra SA on such a high note. We would like to thank all our sponsors for their unwavering support. Without them, the event would not have been possible. Lastly, to every Xterra athlete, thank you for being part of the Xterra family. Your support over the last 16 years had a valuable impact on the overall experience of the event.”
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