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End of an era for XTERRA South Africa


2020 XTERRA South Africa will not be hosted by Stillwater Sports.

Via Stillwater Sports

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 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 rights to XTERRA world-wide.  In 2017 XTERRA International welcomed new ownership and unfortunately we’ve been unable to come to an agreement for 2020 and thereafter.  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.  South Africa also boasts three world champions in Conrad Stoltz (2001, 2002, 2007 and 2010), Anke Erlank (2001) and Bradley Weiss (2017 and 2019).  A big congratulations to Bradley for claiming his second world championship title this past Sunday!  Another XTERRA SA Warrior that dominated the XTERRA racing scene for years is Dan Hugo and let’s not forget about the impressive achievements from SA’s age group contestants at the World Championship in Maui each year.  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 each and 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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Jimmy Archer

Founder and Editor at DirtTRI.com. Jimmy has been a professional athlete for over 18 years as a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, cross country skier, and primarily, triathlete. Jimmy has a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach. Jimmy became a freelance writer in 2000 while competing and covering the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship. Since that time Jimmy has been head editor at two magazines, been published in numerous publications within the endurance sport, recreation, and travel segments. Currently Jimmy is competing professionally in off-road multisport. In his spare time Jimmy passionately follows Formula 1, Moto GP, and is an avid cook.

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