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Xterra begins global rotation of it’s world championship

Xterra world championship to take place in Trentino, Italy

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For the first time since it began in 1996, the Xterra World Championship will be held somewhere other than Maui, Hawaii this year. Xterra has announced that this year’s world championship will be held in Trentino, Italy on October 1, 2022.

“Our vision is to rotate Xterra Worlds through all continents, from Europe to Asia, Africa and the Americas,” said J-D Cousens, Xterra VP of Operations and Global Marketing.  “This will allow our wonderful sport to reach uncharted territories, welcome new warriors into our global community, and provide a wide variety of unique endurance challenges to our athletes from around the world.”

Trentino is set in the Brenta Dolomites. Last September the city hosted the inaugural Xterra Trentino Dolomiti Paganella events. According to Xterra, the move is designed to cater to European Xterra competitors.

“Europe is home to the largest collection of Xterraathletes and events on earth, and hosting Worlds in Italy makes participation more accessible and affordable for those in the region while naturally reducing the event’s carbon footprint,” the company said in a release today.

“Maui is our birthplace, we will return one day, and we are forever grateful to our hosts, partners, crew, and athletes that laid the foundation for Xterra in Hawaii,” said Cousens.  “It was their spirit of adventure that put Xterra on the map more than two decades ago, and it’s that same spirit inspiring us into the future now.”

More information about the event can be found here.