On Friday evening, October 25, 2019, at the pre-race welcome dinner for the XTERRA World Championship, Helena Karaskova Erbenova of the Czech Republic was the 13th inductee into the XTERRA Hall of Fame.
For the last nine seasons Karaskova Erbenova dominated the European Tour, collecting 34 wins in 13 countries and an unprecedented five XTERRA European Tour Championships.
Since her first win at XTERRA France in 2012, she has been a model of excellence and consistency, winning at least three races in eight straight years. On Sunday, she said her brilliant elite racing career has come to an end.
“It’s the greatest celebration I could have imagined,” she said after the race.
Talk about leaving on a high note, Karaskova finished third at the XTERRA World Championship on Sunday, and she was in the top three at all eight races in Europe this year including wins in Denmark, Italy, Germany, and Luxembourg.
Now Karaskova turns her attention to family, her beautiful daughter Maja, and the next generation of XTERRA greats that she will be coaching.