August 19, 2022
Olbersdorfer See

Short Track

RUN 2.6K

The XTERRA Short Track format is designed to condense all the action of an XTERRA full-distance triathlon into a compact course where fans can watch from the sideline as the elites battle it out through the swim, bike, and run stages of the race.

Course maps

Swim - 400M
Bike - 6K
Run - 2.6K


Swim - 400M

Buoy course, 2 laps of 200 m each with a short shore run.

Bike - 6K
4 laps of 1.5K each
Run - 2.6K
2 laps of 1.3 km.
Video Preview:
Swim - 400M
Video Preview:
Bike - 6K
Video Preview:
Run - 2.6K


Fri 2022.08.19



Elite Prize Purse

Elite Prize Purse – Top 5 Men & Women

Place Purse
1st €900
2nd €700
3rd €500
4th €250
5th €150



XTERRA  Short Track (day 1) precedes the Main Race (day 2)

  1. The top 20 highest ranked XTERRA athletes that are registered for the Main XTERRA Race

  2. Five (5) Wildcard allocations


Wildcards will be awarded to athletes to increase the quality of a short track event. The awarding of Wildcard invitations for XTERRA Short Track races is at the discretion of the XTERRA Short Track Race committee. The race committee’s decision on the awarding of wildcard invitations is final and cannot be appealed.  

The XTERRA Short Track Race committee is:

  • Nico Lebrun XTERRA Europe Technical director

  • Michal Pilousek XTERRA Short Track Director 

  • Local Race Director. 

Short track Wildcard criteria:

Athletes who receive a Wildcard must participate and finish the Main Race to qualify for prize money or to qualify for future Wildcard invitations.  

a) On a Race weekend outlined in 6.2.a (Short Track prior to Main Race) wildcard allocations will be based on but not limited to the following criteria.

  1. Athletes with proven XTERRA Short Track ability, registered for the main XTERRA race but outside of the top 20 world-ranked athletes. 

  2. Elite Athletes from Ironman, World Triathlon, Challenge or Professional Triathlon Union

  3. Local Athletes with proven ability to compete in short track events

  4. Elite Athletes from Other sports, MTB, Cyclocross, etc. Must evidence the ability to swim <6min 400m. 

b) On a Race weekend outlined in 6.2.b (Short Track after the Main race) wildcard allocations will be based on but not limited to the following criteria.  

  1. Athletes with a top 20 XTERRA World Ranking who finish in a position outside of the top 20 overall in the Main race due to a mechanical issue.


For news, event updates, stories and more.

Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later..