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400 athletes from 19 countries will gather in Cieza to compete in the championship 'Xterra Spain 2013' (23/05/2013)

The general director of the Physical Activity and Sport, Antonio Penalver, this morning the championship 'Xterra Spain', to be held in Cieza on 2nd June and will bring together more than 400 international athletes.

In the presentation, which was also attended by the Councillor for Sports City of Cieza, Matías Rios, the director of 'Falcon multisport', which owns the license Xterra, Edward Iain Smuts, and responsible for the organization of the championship, Diego Sanchez Jaén, Antonio Penalver said "be based in Spain Xterra Championship is a true honor."

Penalver said that this event "triathlon combines hardness with the difficulty of the mountainous terrain," and highlighted the international dimensions of the test, which brings together professional athletes from 19 countries, among which are "the global top".

An event "unique and spectacular that will delight all viewers," he added.

Also noted that the Region of Murcia "is an untapped potential" in terms of outdoor sports, and that "events of this caliber are used to promote our region both within and outside the country".

The championship will feature 400 international athletes have to perform a swim test of 1500 meters, mountain biking another 31 miles and a foot race of 10 kilometers.

Participants include Nicolas Lebrun French athletes and Asa Shaw, Alexander Haas German or Australian Ben Allen, among others, as well as Maui Xterra champion championship 2008, Ruben Ruzafa, or Triathlon champion Spain Cros in 2011, Maria Pujol.

Source: CARM

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