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

First Hometown Division IM Time
Jorg Schneider Altenriet, Germany M 45-49 10:08:11
Arnaud Bouvier Digne les Bains, France M 45-49 10:10:35
Nicole Valentine Germantown, MD F 30-34 10:25:49
Bruno Glaser Brestanica, Slovenia M 45-49 10:52:22
Mike Johnston Wanaka, New Zealand M 45-49 10:56:31
Peter Buehlow Bright, Canada M 55-59 11:15:21
Uta Knape Ludwigshafen, Germany F 40-44 11:36:17
Megan Arthur Hamilton, New Zealand F 40-44 11:43:22
Janie White Paradise Valley, AZ F 55-59 11:49:45
Marina Klemm Berlin, Germany F 40-44 13:04:35
Sunny Garcia Maili, HI M 45-49 13:46:10
Rob Kronkhyte Tahoe City, CA M 55-59 14:27:48
Richard Byyny Denver, CO M 40-44 15:48:52

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 Maxim Chane Falicon, France 2:55:37
20-24 Thomas Kerner Burglengenfeld, Germany 2:53:27
25-29 Martin Kostelnicak Bratislava, Slovakia 2:52:58
30-34 Guillaume Jeannin Bergholtz-Zell France 2:46:21
35-39 Johann Mathis Le Tholy, France 2:57:34
40-44 Martin Flinta Molndal, Sweden 2:53:11
45-49 Tom Evans Penticton, Canada 2:54:41
50-54 Dennis Farrell Littleton, Colorado 3:11:00
55-59 (2) Dennis Brinson Carson City, Nevada 3:20:58
60-64 Johnny Davis Boulder, Colorado 3:40:27
65-69 (2) David Rakita Durango, Colorado 4:10:39
70-74 (9) Peter Wood La Jolla, California 4:43:18
Challenged (9) Fouad Fattoumy Honolulu, Hawaii 3:40:00
Div Name Hometown Time
15-19 (5) Hannah Rae Finchamp Alradena, California 3:30:52
20-24 Natia Van Heerden Hazyview, South Africa 3:29:08
25-29 Brittany Webster Canmore, Canada 3:17:36
30-34 Laurianne Levasseur Nantes, France 3:34:14
35-39 Nadine Mueller Canmore, Canada 3:25:57
40-44 Kelli Montgomery Wallingford, Connecticut 3:40:24
45-49 Riikka Vreeswijk-Kelja Gorinchem, Netherlands 3:30:27
50-54 (2) Tamara Tabeek San Diego, California 3:51:18
55-59 Martha Buttner Boulder, Colorado 4:05:10
60-64 (5) Cindi Toepel Littleton, Colorado 4:25:46
65-69 Linda Usher West Upton, Massachusetts 5:48:52
Challenged (2) Judith Abrahams Anchorage, Alaska 5:20:13


(#) 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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