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XTERRA Dominican Republic returns to Samaná

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The eyes of lovers of sports and adventure tourism worldwide are on the country, where the 5th Edition of Xterra Dominican Republic will be held on September 4th and 5th, as part of the XTERRA PAN AMERICAN TOUR circuit, with the sponsorship of the Ministry of Tourism.

200 participating athletes from more than 11 countries will meet on that day that will take place in Las Terrenas, Samaná, one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the Caribbean country.

The event program includes Trail Runs «Races in Trillo» in distances of 5k, 10k, and 21k, as well as off-road Triathlon in the Sprint & XTERRA distances that entails 1500mt of swimming in open water, 15KM of a mountain bike, and 10k of race pedestrian.

In addition to the Ministry of Tourism, the 5th Edition of Xterra República Dominicana has the support of the Viva Wyndham Resorts, Sublime Samaná, and Cosón Bay Hotel & Residence hotels, host of the event.

XTERRA is the world’s leading brand of “All Terrain” Off-Road events, holding more than 100 triathlon and pedestrian races in more than 30 countries.

XTERRA in the Dominican Republic, with the celebration and assembly of these events, seeks to be an instrument to promote “the Caribbean country as a world-class tourist, sports and adventure destination.”

In this 5th. This edition has confirmed the participation of numerous international elite athletes such as the Americans Brad Zoller, Elliot Bach, Tom Eickelberg, and Humberto Rivera.

Also present from Costa Rica, Rom Akerson champion Xterra Dominican Republic 2018 and World champion XTERRA Maui 2018, who maintains the number 2 ranking of Xterra worldwide.

From New Zealand, Kieran Mcpherson, Paco Serrano from Mexico, and Ismael Vega from Ecuador.

In the female category, Valentina Carvallo from Chile, Xterra Chile 2019 champion, and Brandi Swicegood from the United States, who started in the sport after giving up her professional career as an investigative news reporter.

XTERRA Dominican Republic has generated a lot of enthusiasm in the sports community both locally and internationally for the challenge of developing these competitions in a place of such beauty and natural challenges with the beaches, rivers, and mountains of Las Terrenas in Samaná.

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