RENATA "Swissy" BUCHER
Miss Swiss XTERRA
Date of Birth: May 30, 1977
Where are you from: Luzern, Switzerland
Where do you live now: Luzern, San Diego
Sponsors: Stoeckli, Baumat, and Globetrotter.
What 2010 XTERRA races are you doing: Saipan, Guam, Portugal, Las Vegas, Waco, Italy, France, Czech, Germany, Switzerland, Odgen, and Maui. That's the plan, hope to stay healthy and not miss flights.
What other big races are on your schedule: Racing some international MTB races in Europe.
# Years Racing XTERRA: 7 years
Best XTERRA finish: Six times win in Saipan, twice 4th in Maui, fourth time European Champ, 20 XTERRA wins total.
Best discipline (swim, bike, or run): Bike, at the moment.
2009 race results (all races): Nat. Cyclo Cross - Beromuenster 2nd , Intl. Cyclo Cross - Dagmersellen 3, XTERRA World Championships Maui 14th, San Diego Classic 4th, XTERRA US Champs Ogden 8th, Trail Run -- 12km -- Mandilieu 1st ,Triathlon de Gerardmer 3rd,Bikemarathon -- 71km -- Scoul 1st,
Top 3 all-time racing accomplishments: European championship, win in Vermont (first win in the US), and 6 wins in Saipan.
University attended: Teacher, then I studied for five years at the university of Zuerich, ETH, got the degree of sports, sports science.
Did you play sports in college: Played handball in the highest league in Switzerland, then ran , and after that a mountain biker.
If you have a regular job outside of racing, what do you do: Substitute work at three schools in Luzern and sports lessons at the University of Luzern (running, rock climbing….).
Interests outside of athletics: I love my garden back home, have a chicken, spending time with my family and friends, and being in the mountains (rock climbing, snowboard touring..).
Tell us something we should know about you: You know me a bit!! I love traveling and the XTERRA lifestyle. My goal is to give something back when I stop racing.
Open forum: So happy to have a XTERRA race back home in Switzerland. Love to show the Swiss people the wonderful style of racing XTERRA. LIVE MORE!
XTERRA Racing History:
2004: 9th at XTERRA Germany in first-ever XTERRA.
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