The inaugural XTERRA Korea off-road triathlon took place earlier this month at the Daeahn Reservoir in Wonju City, Gangwon Province.
While the 2015 event was just a test race, it showed great promise for the sport in South Korea. In the race videos its clear competitors had a blast, as did the organizers who wore Aloha shirts and handed out lei’s at the finish line.
The 2016 race will be part of the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour that features stops in the Philippines, New Zealand, Saipan, Guam, Tahiti, Australia, Japan, Korea, and Malaysia.
The race will award Age Group Points in the Asia-Pacific Tour and DOES NOT PAY PROFESSIONAL PRIZE MONEY.
XTERRA South Korea is scheduled for September 3, one week after XTERRA Japan, creating an enticing double for adventurous elites and foreigners.
“We’re excited to be part of the XTERRA World Tour and welcome athletes from around the world to enjoy XTERRA in South Korea,” said Daeik Kim, Manager of Planning & Marketing at SJ Company in Seoul, Korea.