Rom Akerson

Rom Reigns in Costa Rica

Ten years ago at the age of 22 Rom Akerson won the overall amateur XTERRA World Championship title. He turned pro soon after and has since put together a stellar triathlon racing career. Last season was one of his finest, highlighted by an 8th place finish at XTERRA Worlds and a huge home-country win at […]

Bradley Weiss

Weiss, Duffy win XTERRA South Africa

Complete Results / Photo Gallery February 20, 2016 (Grabouw Country Club) – Bradley Weiss and two-time XTERRA World Champion Flora Duffy won the 12th annual Fedhealth XTERRA South African Championship at the picturesque Grabouw Country Club today. It’s the fourth win in five weeks for Weiss, who captured all three events in the XTERRA South […]

Marcus Barton

XTERRA Southeast Region Spotlight

In our on-going curiosity to learn how different athletes plan on going about winning their region we’ve stumbled across an interesting fact … not everybody wants to give away their strategy! Take Marcus Barton for example. Marcus, a self-described “average Joe Schmo trying to be a good employee, husband, dad and granddad while squeezing in […]

Olympian on Display in South Africa

Two-time XTERRA World Champion Flora Duffy is the best racer in the world of off-road triathlon. In 2016 she has the chance to prove she’s the best in the world of road triathlon too as she prepares for her third Olympic games this summer in Rio. First, Duffy will kick off her season by trying […]

Middaugh Coaching Corner – Benchmark Testing

There are two main reasons to do benchmark testing.  The first is to figure out your current fitness level and the second is to identify the intensity levels to use during training.  With so many gadgets becoming more cost effective, you need to make sure you are putting them to good use instead of just […]

16 in 16: DeSantis’ Dream Season

In the summer of 2013 Dave DeSantis was diagnosed with stage 3C melanoma and told he had one-year to live.  But Dave had other plans, so he fought and he fought. He tried every available remedy and medication until his grapefruit sized tumors shrank and his cancer went into remission. Now he’s using his good […]

Marais, Duffy to Defend Titles at Fedhealth XTERRA South Africa

Reigning XTERRA champions Stuart Marais (Stellenbosch) and Flora Duffy (Bermuda) will leave nothing to chance next Saturday when they toe the line at the Grabouw Country Club to defend their titles at the Fedhealth XTERRA South Africa Championship. “I absolutely love XTERRA Grabouw,” says Marais.  “The vibe is electric and the course offers so much […]

Weiss, Orchard win XTERRA Philippines

Complete Results / Photo Gallery February 7, 2016 (Albay, Luzon) – Bradley Weiss of South Africa and Lizzie Orchard of New Zealand won the 6th annual XTERRA Philippines Championship in Albay on Sunday. It’s the third win in as many weeks for Weiss, who captured the first two races of the XTERRA South Africa Series […]

XTERRA Couch to Trail – FAQ

Meet Lauren, a college student and aspiring XTERRA triathlete. “I’m looking to test my limits and find my true potential,” she said.  “I was trying to find a challenge that was do-able, but totally out of the ordinary and I came across XTERRA.  It looks extraordinary and that is how I want to feel … […]