Man on a Mission – Phipps to XTERRA

The question was simple. “Can I train for an XTERRA in eight weeks?” The man behind the question, and the race in question, was not so simple. Aussie exercise and sports science guru Glenn Phipps isn’t your typical 40-something looking to get off the couch and try to get fit and the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship […]


Enrique Wong, The Original Tico of XTERRA

As the saying goes, there is a first for everything, and the first-ever XTERRA racer (and organizer) from Costa Rica was Enrique Wong. “The first time I saw XTERRA was in a magazine. It was an ad for XTERRA Half Moon Bay in Northern California, and when I saw it I told myself it would […]

Costa Rica

Pura Vida Kick-Off for the XTERRA Pan Am Tour Sunday in Costa Rica

The “Live More” spirit of XTERRA meets the essence of “Pura Vida” in Costa Rica when the first race of the inaugural XTERRA Pan American Tour gets underway on the beautiful beaches of Guanacaste this Sunday, March 20. XTERRA fans from around the world are invited to tune-in to the live coverage of the event […]

Dave Spence

Saipan By Spence

Brodie Gardner and Carina Wasle won the pro races at the XTERRA Saipan Championship on Saturday (read report here/watch highlight video here) but to get a real feel for the charm of the island and the camaraderie of the XTERRA Tribe we turn to the one-and-only David Spence. “Disco Dave” had a memorable day in […]

Gardner, Wasle

Gardner, Wasle win XTERRA Saipan

(Saipan, Northern Marianas) – Australian Brodie Gardner and Austrian Carina Wasle captured the 15th annual XTERRA Saipan Championship titles on a picture-perfect day in the Northern Marianas on Saturday. For Gardner, picking up his first-ever XTERRA World Tour win was all about timing … as in, just in time. “I had troubles with my visa […]


XTERRA Korea Set for August 27

XTERRA Korea has confirmed its return to Daeahn Reservoir, Wonju City the week before Japan on August 27, 2016. After a successful test event in 2015 XTERRA Korea will be the second stop on the 2016-17 XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour awarding 25 qualifying spots into the 2016 XTERRA World Championship to top amateurs in each division. […]

Olly Shaw

Olly Shaw Wins XTERRA Motatapu

After finishing runner-up the last two years at XTERRA Motatapu on the South Island of New Zealand Olly Shaw third effort saw the young Kiwi great stand atop the podium. “Stoked to break my bridesmaids tag and get my first XTERRA title!” Shaw posted to facebook shortly after the race. Combining a 2km swim, 47km Mountain Bike, […]

Middaugh Coaching Corner – Working Out With a World Champ

Our last article described the 12 strength training guidelines for endurance athletes and now we will give some examples to give you a better idea of what a strength training workout should look like. Watch the video Keep in mind that strength training is supplemental and your specific needs may be different to someone else […]

Trina Psenicnik

An XTERRA Braveheart Out West

You’ve got to be “all-in” if you want work with two-time XTERRA World Champion Lesley Paterson’s Braveheart squad. Trina Psenicnik, a 43-year-old acupuncturist from La Jolla, California, knows all about it. As a former competitive figure skater and US National Figure Skating Coach, Psenicnik was comfortable with competition side of racing, but just picked up […]