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For some athletes, no matter the destination, roads simply won’t cut it. When it comes to taking tris to the trails, the XTERRA Series runs the show, and you can find an XTERRA race just about anywhere there’s a trail. There are some breathtaking courses around the world, but nothing compares to the XTERRA European Championship in Sardinia, Italy. The event takes place in Orosei, on the island’s eastern coast and tours the nearby Biderosa Natural Park, simply one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

XTERRA European Championship
XTERRAItaly_bikeleg_CourtesyRiccardoGiardinaLocation: Sardinia, Italy
2010 Date: May 30
Distance: 1.5K swim, 32K bike, 10K run
Website: Xterraitaly.it

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Location: Piti, Guam
2010 Date: March 27
Distance: 1K swim, 31K bike, 8.2K run
Website: Xterraguam.com


Location: Xonrupt, France
2010 Date: July 11
Distance: 1.5K, 34K, 10K
Website: Xterrafrance.free.fr

XTERRA World Championship
Location: Maui, Hawaii
2010 Date: Oct. 24
Distance: 1.5K swim, 32K bike, 12K run
Website: Xterraplanet.com/maui

XTERRA USA Championship
Location: Ogden, Utah
2010 Date: Sept. 25
Distance: 1.5K swim, 30K bike, 10K run
Website: Xterraplanet.com/Utah

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