XTERRA Twenty YearsXTERRA World Championship

Maui, Hawaii | Sunday, October 23, 2016 | $105, 000 Purse

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Amateur Competitors - The Heart and Soul of XTERRA

Athletes from 43 countries and 43 U.S. states will be in Maui to take on XTERRA's toughest and most grueling course which consists of a 1.5-kilometer rough water swim, a 32-kilometer mountain bike that climbs 3,000 feet & a 10.5-kilometer trail run.


Amateurs enter the XTERRA World Championship through one of two means: 1. Earn a slot by qualifying as one of the top finishers in their age group at an XTERRA World Tour Championship race. There is also a special Hawaii resident qualifier, the XTERRA Adventure Fest and XTERRA Freedom Fest races, held on Maui and Oahu each year, or 2. Enter through the at large drawing - a limited number of slots are offered on a first-come first-serve basis.


All Age Group Winners in all divisions will be guaranteed a slot to the 2016 XTERRA World Championship to defend their titles.


The race will be held October 23, 2016 at Kapalua, Maui. Each winner will receive a certificate at the awards ceremony with a PIN code that permits access to 2016 event registration.To accept the slot, winners must enter and pay for the race by December 31, 2015. Winners not accepting the slot by the deadline, will need to qualify at a 2016 XTERRA World Tour venue, or through the "At Large" or "Waiting List".



Muscle Milk honors the future of XTERRA with a special prize for the top three men and women under 25.

Each will receive a logo-ed XTERRA Muscle Milk back pack packed with swag that every athlete can use.


Outrigger Hotels & ResortsThe“Outrigger Resorts Double” award is given to the pro and amateur man and woman with the fastest combined 2015 XTERRA World Championship and Ironman Hawaii Championship time, a feat reserved for the world’s leading endurance athletes.  Pro athletes are awarded US$2,500 with the top amateur man and woman win a 6 night stay at a Maui Outrigger Resort.

2015 Amateur Doublers

Name Hometown Division IM Time XTERRA Time Total
Ben Hoffman Grand Junction, CO Pro 9:05:22 2:49:56 11:55:18
Arnaud Bouvier Digne les Bains, France M 45-49 10:10:35 3:18:17 13:28:52
Jorg Schneider Altenriet, Germany M 45-49 10:08:11 3:26:21 13:34:32
Nicole Valentine Germantown, MD F 30-34 10:25:49 3:44:49 14:10:38
Mike Johnston Wanaka, New Zealand M 45-49 10:56:31 3:17:26 14:13:57
Megan Arthur Hamilton, New Zealand F 40-44 11:43:22 3:50:32 15:33:54
Uta Knape Ludwigshafen, Germany F 40-44 11:36:17 4:07:20 15:43:37
Janie White Paradise Valley, AZ F 55-59 11:49:45 4:22:08 16:11:53
Marina Klemm Berlin, Germany F 40-44 13:04:35 4:07:35 17:12:10
Rob Kronkhyte Tahoe City, CA M 55-59 14:27:48 4:15:22 18:43:10
Richard Byyny Denver, CO M 40-44 15:48:52 3:30:04 19:18:56

The ultimate goal is to win a world title, and this year’s competitors need look no further for inspiration than this list – with the names and finish times of those who reached the top step in their division last year:



Div Name Hometown Time
15-19 Hayden Wilde Whakatane, New Zealand 2:59:46
20-24 Xavier Jove Riart Ponts, Spain 2:57:23
25-29 (2) Martin Kostelnicak Bratislava, Slovakia 2:56:23
30-34 Christophe Betard Epinal, France 2:56:00
35-39 Oscar Garcia Pilar, Argentina 2:59:28
40-44 (2) Martin Flinta Molndal, Sweden 2:57:10
45-49 (6) Calvin Zaryski Calgary, Canada 3:01:09
50-54 (2) Benoit Lalevee Saint Nazaire, France 3:10:28
55-59 Philippe Costet Vandoeuvre, France 3:27:02
60-64 Peter Dann Eagle, Colorado 3:44:07
65-69 (3) Bruce Wacker Kailua Kona, Hawaii 4:17:57
70-74 Steffen Neuendorff Wald-Michelbach, Germany 5:46:54
PC (10) Fouad Fattoumy Honolulu, HI 3:47:12


Div Name Hometown Time
15-19 Clara Clemmensen Taastrup, Denmark 3:55:55
20-24 Larissa Rabago Guadalajara, Mexico 3:40:48
25-29 (3) Elizabeth Gruber Colorado Springs, Colorado 3:26:44
30-34 Susi Pawel Dresden, Germany 3:39:15
35-39 Julie Baker Sonora, California 3:25:51
40-44 (3) Mimi Stockton Stevensville, Michigan 3:29:06
45-49 Catherine Gance Cergy, France 3:57:43
50-54 (2) Carol Rasmussen Karlslunde, Denmark 3:44:32
55-59 Sharon McDowell-Larsen Colorado Springs, Colorado 3:51:56
60-64 (6) Cindi Toepel Littleton, Colorado 4:23:31
65-69 (3) Libby Harrow Fruita, Colorado 6:01:00
70-74 (8) Wendy Minor Kamuela, Hawaii 6:17:18


(#) denotes number of World Championships won – Top Amateurs






CEO Challenges, the world leader in sport competitions for CEOs, has added the XTERRA World Championship to its staple of events.


The XTERRA CEO Challenge – a competition within the main event – will pit CEOs against each other in Maui.


“We are truly honored to be a part of this very prestigious event,” said Ted Kennedy, president of CEO Challenges. “The XTERRA World Championship is one of the marquis multisport races in the world, and we know our CEO Challenge competitors will love the opportunity to race in Maui.” 

For details visit ceochallenges.com.



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