22 June 2017

Triathlete, Mikaela Jonsson, To Race Pro Division At Xterra France

Submitted by Viv Quann
Triathlete, Mikaela Jonsson, To Race Pro Division At Xterra France

Our rising on-and-off-road triathlon star, Mikaela Jonsson (19, Jeep Team), leaves for Europe on Tuesday 27th June to race the 2017 XTERRA France for the first time in the Professional Division.  XTERRA France takes place on the 1st and 2nd July 2017  As a pro athlete, Jonsson will be swimming one loop of 1500m in the lake of Longemer, mountain biking 34km in the heart of Vogesen Mountains, and trail running 10km to finish. 

The Triathlon XTERRA France is the official qualifier for XTERRA World Championships 2017, which Jonsson will be aiming for. There will be more than 1000 athletes from around the globe on the start line at the 2017 edition of EXTERRA France making this a formidable racing calendar event to conquer.  The XTERRA Editions have expanded globally as qualifying circuits for the World Championships taking place every October in Hawaii on Maui Island.  

Says Jonsson, “My major Triathlon racing focus this year is to get to Europe to race part of the European XTERRA Tour starting with EXTERRA France. It will be my first season racing as a pro and I can’t wait to give it my all. Finally, I aim to compete in the ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships in Canada on the 20th of August this year.” 

SIDE BAR: If you are fan of the Tour de France, XTERRA France is the place to be as the Tour de France to going to Vogesen on Tuesday 4th July at Vittel, and on Wednesday 5th July, the first stage finish is at the high altitude, La Planche des Belles Filles.  

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