Athletes from 23 countries and 36 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-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 Championship race in Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Saipan, South Africa, Switzerland and Alabama, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Virginia in the United States. There is also a special Hawaii resident qualifier, the MountainMan and Freedom Fest, held on 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.
The “Double” award is given to the amateur man and woman with the fastest combined 2012 XTERRA World Championship and Ironman Hawaii Championship time, a feat reserved for the world’s leading endurance athletes.
2012 Double Results
|Name (Hometown) Division||Division||IM Time||XTERRA||Time|
|Sebastian Kienle (Hohenklinger, Germany)||MPro||8:27:08||2:36:30||11:03:38|
|Anthony Snoble (East Islip, NY)||M35-39||10:06:37||3:14:54||13:21:31|
|Brett Dunstan (Geelong, Victoria, Australia)||M40-44||10:15:33||3:18:03||13:33:36|
|Patrick Clark (Aiea, Hawaii)||M35-39||10:34:51||3:08:11||13:43:02|
|Martha Koekemoer (Cape Town, South Africa)||F35-39||10:49:21||3:23:50||14:13:11|
|Pablo Ureta (Huerta Grande, Argentina)||M30-34||11:46:33||2:58:57||14:45:30|
|Keri Grosse (Spokane, Washington)||F45-49||11:32:20||3:34:42||15:07:02|
|Erica Dueger (Concord, New Hampshire)||F45-49||11:30:25||3:49:30||15:19:55|
|Rebecca Fondermann (Bonn, Germany)||F30-34||11:44:16||3:41:31||15:25:47|
|Carol Rasmussen (Karlslunde, Denmark)||F45-49||11:54:58||3:33:10||15:28:08|
2012 XTERRA WORLD CHAMPS
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:
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONS (MALE AGE GROUP)
|15-19||Neilson Powless||Roseville, CA||2:42:35|
|20-24||Oliver Shaw||Rotorua, New Zealand||2:42:49|
|25-29||(2) Jiri Klima||Osek Nad Becvou, Czech||2:44:46|
|30-34||(3) Tim Van Daele||Burcht, Belgium||2:43:59|
|35-39||Antonio Martin Del Campo||Guadalajara, Mexico||2:53:11|
|40-44||(3) Thomas Vonach||Schwarzach, Austria||2:48:28|
|45-49||Benoit Lalevee||St.Nazaire Les Eymes, France||2:55:40|
|50-54||(2) Casey Fannin||Birmingham, Alabama||3:09:00|
|55-59||Dennis Brinson||Carson City, Nevada||3:13:03|
|60-64||Tryg Fortun||Kenmore, Washington||3:24:10|
|65-69||Michal Mogrovics||Olomouc, Czech||3:56:52|
|70-74||Roger Kern||Scotts Valley, California||5:30:38|
|75-79||Nathaniel Grew||South Woodstock, Costa Rica||6:06:56|
|CEO||Mike Cabigon||Edmonton, Canada||2:52:15|
|PC||(7) Fouad Fattoumy||Honolulu, Hawaii||3:34:22|
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONS (FEMALE AGE GROUP)
|15-19||(3) Hannah Rae Finchamp||Altadena, California||3:05:55|
|20-24||Elizabeth Gruber||Redding, California||3:23:04|
|25-29||Becci Kaltenmeier||Freiburg, Germany||3:21:48|
|30-34||Sarah Backler||Tauranga, New Zealand||3:14:55|
|35-39||Kristen Tamburrino||St. Catharines, Canada||3:21:25|
|40-44||Mimi Stockton||Stevensville, Michigan||3:20:41|
|45-49||Carol Rasmussen||Karlslunde, Denmark||3:33:09|
|50-54||Anne Gonzales||Aspen, Colorado||3:13:00|
|55-59||Lucia Colbert||Cordova, Tennessee||3:49:55|
|60-64||(2) Sharon Prutton||Christchurch, New Zealand||4:00:43|
|65-69||(2) Kathy Frank||Santa Cruz, California||6:07:13|
|PC||Judith Abrahams||Kenai, Alaska||5:41:22|
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.
2012 CEO Challengers
Name - Company
Stef Oud - Deloitte
Nigel Willerton - Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc.
Mike Cabigon - Foundation Equity
Joe Marinucci - Interactive Marketing Solutions, Inc. (Moultonboro, NH)
Edmond Koester - Coleman, Yovanovich & Koester, P.A.