Oak Mountain
May 18-19
175 Points
Full-Distance Triathlon
Short Track
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Moving to the 3rd stop in the series, Oak Mountain returns for another wild ride to Blood Rock. It’s a fast and flowing course with so many twists and turns through the deep forest trails that seeing who is just ahead or just behind is a challenge in itself. This is a course that requires taking risks without taking a foot off the gas, and comes with 2 high-intensity races in a single weekend.
Trail Run

The Return to Blood Rock

A venue that almost seems as if it was created entirely just for off-road triathlon. Between the waters of Double Oak Lake and the world-class trails of Oak Mountain, Stop #3 has just about everything an off-road triathlete could ask for: pristine lake waters, an epic bike loop that balances fast and flowing sections with plenty of climbing, and absolutely no shortage of singletrack. But with limited sections that allow for clear passing, strategy will be key. 

This is where the first off-road vs on-road battle of 2023 came down to the absolute wire when Arthur Serrières edged out Eric Lagerstrom by just 22 seconds in an absolute screamer of a finish. If these two find themselves on the startlist again, it will be the battle to watch. But as the only US stop of the series this time round, expect a big showing from the nation's best. The young Sully Middaugh finished 5th overall at the 2023 XTERRA World Championship and he only seems to be getting stronger and faster with every race. 

This will also be the first double-feature stop of the series and this year that means a lot more. The new scoring system gives almost as much weight to the Short Track race as it does to the Full Distance. FD races now come with 100 max points and ST races with 75, therefore a good showing in both could mean a significant jump up the leaderboard, while a poor performance in either could lead to a significant drop.

Series Stops
March 19, 2024
Athlete Spotlight: Carina Wasle
After over 20 years, Austrian national cross triathlon champion Carina Wasle has embraced every phase of her successful career. From children’s triathlon and being the first ever European cross champion in 2007 to participating in the inaugural XTERRA World Cup against the best in the world, Wasle has seen and experienced it all. While she is aware of the battles that lay ahead with the 2024 World Cup series opener in Taiwan and beyond, Carina Wasle is ambitious and ready to fight.
March 19, 2024
Arthur Forissier: Athlete Spotlight
Crashing out of the World Cup last season, Arthur Forissier has turned his injury into an advantage. Not only is he ready to defend his title in Taiwan, he’s got bigger ambitions and only one of them is the World Cup title.
Jan 18, 2024
2024 XTERRA World Cup: New Season, Locations & Live Action
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January 23, 2024
All the Racing Action from the XTERRA World Cup Debut Series
Relive all 7 stops of the series debut with between-the-tape coverage of the battles that made the 2023 World Cup one for the ages, and ultimately set the stage for a blistering 2024.


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