New XTERRA race concept called SHORTTRACK will have the world premier in Prachatice this year. This race will take place on Thursday and Friday at Kristanovicky Lake. TOP 20 registred athletes ranked highest in the XTERRA WORLD RANKING (here: https://rankings.xterraplanet.com/) will qualify directly into FINAL A, with no qualification race. Another 5 fastest men and women form Thursday’s qualification will start in Final A. Another 25 fastest men and women from qualification (6th – 30th position in qualification results) will race B FINALS. Competitors will race on very short laps around Kristanovicky Lake with many technical sections and obstacles. This race format will be very interesting for XTERRA competitors and spectators, too. PRO prize purse: 5000 USD. See more details below.
TOP 20 registred competitors (male or female) ranked highest in XTERRA WORLD RANKING can skip qualifications and are qualified directly into Friday finals. List of qualified athletes will be published on 19th August. ELITE athlete registrations are closed on 18th August to have complete list of qualified athletes 2 weeks before race. All other athletes will do qualification race in time-trail style with 30 seconds gap between each other.
Onle longer loop will be technical easier than Friday’s main ShortTrack course. You can expect longer climbs, more space to pass someone slower, but you will also have to show your technical skills.
Run loop starts with flat passage on the grass, middle passage will be more technical with one narrow bridge. Last 300 meters to the finish line will be real spint on the tarmac surface.
In the FINAL A will start top 20 registred athletes ranked in XTERRA WORLD RANKING on 19th August 2020. Another 5 fastest competitors from qualification will complete the FINAL A startlist. Another 25 men and women from qualification (6th-30th in qualification results) will start in FINAL B.
Two very short laps, each 200 meters. After first lap, there is just short run out of the water and jump from pier back to the water. There is a great chance to see the swimmers for the whole swim leg of the race.
It is short, twisty, super-technical course around the lake. Rockgardens, jumps, ramps, cyclocross style uphill, drops, ford and many and many of other interesting spots on the race course. After each lap the competitors will ride through the race center full of fans.
This short lap will be very fast in the first half, but very technical in the second half. The whole SHORTTRACK course is in the same small location, this is why we are expecting thousands of fans around the course! After each lap athletes will run through the race center.
2X 0.2 K swim – 4X 1.9 K mountain bike – 2X 1.2 K trail run
XTERRA Full race – TOP 20 – overall standings male / female
XTERRA Sprint race – TOP 3 under 23 years old male / female
(to qualify for the ShortTrack the time of athlete cannot be slower more than 12% of winner’s time of the sprint race)
Wild cards – up to 7 competitors (male/female)
Total max. 30 competitors in Elite men / women final race
TOP 20 in XTERRA World Ranking cannot finish the race due to unrepairable mechanical problem on the 2nd half of the race.
TOP 50 in XTERRA World Ranking had mechanical but still manage to finish the race.
Athlete finished between 20-30th position of the main race.
|1st place||900 USD||811 EUR|
|2nd place||700 USD||631 EUR|
|3rd place||500 USD||451 EUR|
|4th place||250 USD||225 EUR|
|5th place||150 USD||135 EUR|
Prizemoney will be paid in full amount after the race in cash (in Euros).
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