Danao City Brings Back XTerra to Cebu
2017 is going to be a truly exciting year for Cebuano triathletes and enthusiasts. After being away for two years (2015 and 2016 in Albay,) the world-renowned XTerra Off-Road Triathlon is finally coming back to Cebu. The beautiful City of Danao will be hosting this year’s event – the first of three races until 2019 – which is expected to draw to Cebu some of the biggest names in the off-road triathlon and XTerra racing world.
Read on to know more about this amazing sporting event which is dubbed as one of the toughest off-road races in the whole world.
After Albay begged off from hosting this year’s XTerra race, the City of Danao gamely accepted the challenge. The city government, together with the Province of Cebu sees this as a perfect opportunity to promote the city as well as to encourage more triathletes, adventurers, and travelers to make this northern adventure hub a regular stop during their travels.
Return to Cebu
The XTerra Off-Road Triathlon series is returning to Cebu after being away for two years. For four straight years (from 2011 to 2014,) the neighboring town of Liloan hosted this sporting event. Then, the race went to Albay where it stayed from 2015 until 2016. This year, the race returns to Cebu and it will stay here until 2019.
Coco Palms Beach Resort
Playing an important role in this prestigious race is the lovely Coco Palms Beach Resort in Danao City. The scenic resort will serve as the starting and end point of the bike and run stages. The resort will also host a huge number of international participants who will be flying in to Cebu for the competition.
The XTerra Off-Road Triathlon is considered one of the toughest races in the world. And it is expected to attract nothing but the toughest, bravest, and best triathletes. Some of the biggest names expected to grace this year’s race are Ben Allen of Australia, Jacqui Slack of Britain, Bradley Weiss of South Africa, and Takahiro Ogasawara of Japan.
This year, around 300 to 400 athletes are expected to participate in the 1,500m swim, 40km oof-road bike, and 10k trail run. These events are sponsored by Danao, Sanicare, 2GO, Cetaphil, Prudential Guarantee, Rocktape, Columbia, the Department of Tourism, The Philippine Star, David’s Salon, Cignal Hyper TV, and Tri Life.
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