Xterra Oman Hits Musandam: A Must-Watch EMEA Tour Stop

Xterra Oman gears up for a rugged triathlon and trail runs in Musandam, offering a unique blend of beauty and challenge.

Xterra Oman Hits Musandam: A Must-Watch EMEA Tour Stop

Get ready for Xterra Oman on March 2, 2024, the thrilling second leg of the 2024 Xterra EMEA Tour. With its rugged mountains and clear turquoise waters, Musandam offers a unique backdrop for a mix of grueling off-road triathlon and trail running events. At the heart of the action is the Full Distance Triathlon, offering 28 spots for the Xterra World Championship in Trentino, Italy, this September. The event also features 21K and 10K trail runs and kid-friendly races, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

The Course: A Tough but Beautiful Challenge

Athletes will tackle a 1.5K swim starting from a ferry, facing varying water conditions. The 30K bike segment promises a challenging mix of terrains, with climbs and descents through Musandam's iconic rock landscapes. The race concludes with a fast 10K run under sunny skies, challenging competitors to maintain pace to the end.

Spotlight on Dominik Wychera

Austrian elite Dominik Wychera, with 32 Xterra races since 2018 and a 42nd rank in the WPI, seeks to dominate early in the season. Despite training setbacks, including his partner Mikaela Jonsson's injury, Wychera remains focused and prepared. His pre-race insights reveal a course that's "very dry and fast," promising a competitive and exciting race.

Xterra Oman: The Middle East’s Premier Off-Road Event

With its stunning "Norway of Arabia" setting, Xterra Oman stands out as a key event in the Middle East's off-road sports calendar. Whether for elite athletes like Wychera or enthusiasts of all levels, it promises challenges and scenic beauty in equal measure.