Adam Xaysuda, South East, 25-29Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK; Raised in the Foothills of the Ouachita
Occupation: Verizon Wireless; Sales Representative; Columbus, MS
Residence: Tuscaloosa, AL
Lisa Xaysuda, 2 years - Pug: Keen; Puggle: Ruston; British Shorthair Cat: London
Question and Answer with Adam
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Quitting Smoking and losing 49 lbs of weight.
When you're not racing, you like to...
Play XBOX Live.
What's the craziest experience you've ever had with XTERRA (traveling, racing or training)?
It was my first year of triathlon. A friend told me about XTERRA. So, I went and bought a mountain bike and pedals a couple days before the race. Long story short, I won the award for the nastiest spill. I achieved that by flying down a dirt road section and approached a left turn. Not knowing how to ride a bike, I squeezed the front brake really hard and went flying over the handle bars while still being clipped in. I still have the scars on my back and will gladly show them off if you ask to see them.
What's the best thing about racing?
The feeling of Accomplishment.
What is the coolest piece of gear you own?
My road bike… ha, I kid, I kid. I would have to say my Kuat Racks hitch rack. It has a freakin' telescoping bike clamp built in!
What is your favorite quote or words of wisdom?
To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift. - Prefontaine
Role Model / Inspiration / Favorite athlete: Peter Reid
What do you do when you aren't training/racing?
Spending quality time with my wife since I'm rarely around. And eating.
Which 2011 XTERRA races do you plan to attend?
XTERRA Degray, Epic, Gator Terra, Southeast Championship, Dawg Dayz, Iron Will
Favorite XTERRA venue: XTERRA Lake Tahoe or Gator Terra
Dreaded XTERRA venue: XTERRA Eureka Springs
Top 3-8 racing accomplishments: Winning regional championship; Qualifying for nationals each year; carrying "The Beast" trophy - www.sweatblooddirt.com
What's your favorite aspect of XTERRA?
The camaraderie of having just went through some intense vegetation with absolute strangers.
Define / Describe XTERRA:
Break out of the mold. Step outside the box. We're all triathletes because we wanted to try something new and exciting. XTERRA is our opportunity to stretch that escape into something more radical. To try something else new and exciting.
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