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XTERRA World Tour Returns to Australia in 2013


xterragoraus.jpgThe XTERRA World Tour will once again return to Australia starting in 2013 under the guidance of Limelight Sports.

"We are really excited to be bringing XTERRA to Australia. With the global and local growth of events with an adventurous nature, in particular off-road triathlons and trail runs, we believe the time is right for Australia to become part of the iconic XTERRA series," said O'Loughlin, the Managing Director of Limelight Sports. "Not only is this an event for professional triathletes, but it is a challenging and fun opportunity for those people who like to keep fit and take on something new. I can't think of a better setting than along some of Australia's best beaches on the Great Ocean Road! We can't wait."

The inaugural event for 2013 will be called the XTERRA Great Ocean Road off-road triathlon and will be accompanied by a trail run in Anglesea, Victoria, on Sunday, April 7.

Triathlon: XTERRA Great Ocean Road
When: Sunday, April 7, 2013
Where: Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, Victoria, Australia
Divisions: Professional, Age Group, Relay
Website: www.xterraaus.com.au

"We are thrilled to offer our Aussie friends an avenue to pursue XTERRA racing in one of the most scenic areas in all of Australia," said XTERRA President Janet Clark.

The event will be a serious proposition for the serious XTERRA athlete, as 15 qualifying spots into the 2013 XTERRA World Championship on Maui will be up for grabs. The course will take participants on the famous Surf Coast Walk and along one of Australia's most pristine beaches.

• XTERRA Long Course - Ocean Swim (1km), Mountain Bike (26km), and Trail Run (10km)
• XTERRA Short Course - Ocean Swim (500m), Mountain Bike (15km), and Trail Run (5km)

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The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia's most famous stretches of road. More than 240 kilometers in length, the Great Ocean Road scales some of Victoria's most picturesque beaches and takes visitors to the well know attraction the Twelve Apostles. It's located 90 minutes southwest of Melbourne.

Of note, the annual XTERRA New Zealand Championship race in Rotorua will take place the following weekend on April 14, providing a great opportunity for locals and foreigners alike to combine XTERRA racing and sight-seeing into one great vacation.

Registrations open Monday, October 1, 2012, visit www.xterraaus.com.au for registration details. To learn more about the XTERRA World Tour visit www.xterraplanet.com
 
 
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