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XTERRA in Utah - More Than Just a Race
XTERRA, CEO CHALLENGES JOIN FORCES
CEO Challenges, the world leader in sport competitions for CEOs, has added the XTERRA World Championship to its staple of events.
The first-ever XTERRA CEO Challenge – a competition within the main event – will pit 15 CEOs against each other on October 26 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 www.ceochallenges.com.
XTERRA IN UTAH - MORE THAN JUST A RACE
It’s long been said that XTERRA is more than just a race, it’s a lifestyle. Perhaps nowhere on the planet is that more evident than in Ogden, Utah – home of the XTERRA Mountain Championship (Aug. 15-16). The locals in Ogden – who rallied the entire community from the Mayor’s office to the bike shop to bring the championship to their hometown three years ago - are everyday XTERRA people. They mountain bike and run in the mountains, eat well, laugh, and unpretentiously perpetuate the sports’ motto – “Live More”.
That’s why a month from now, hours after several hundred athletes of all ages and abilities have pushed their bodies to the very limit in the name of adventure, they’ll gather around in the outdoor amphitheater to eat great food, tell tall tales of their day out on the course, and dance the night away to a good ol’ Rock-n-Roll band.
And that’s why YOU should put this race and this place on your calendar.
Click here to look at all the things someone could get into at the Mountain Champs…
FROM AUSTIN TO ALASKA, POLAND TO PHILLY
From the rugged, remote Alaskan wildernessto the bustling city of brotherly love, XTERRA has an off-road adventure for area athletes. This weekend alone, XTERRA will be in seven cities with something for everyone from off-road triathlons to trail runs.
XTERRA is crossing the country and wants you to come out and race with us. So if you are from (or ever wanted to visit) Anchorage, AK, Poland, ME, Ravenna, OH, Austin, TX, Bozeman, MT, Antelope Island, UT or Nottingham, PA and are looking for a way to have some dirty, off-road fun this weekend, visit www.xterraplanet.com to sign up for a race near you. Get out and go XTERRA!
RUN FAST, WIN BIG
XTERRA is inviting runners from across the country to come out and race against the best of the best in the first-ever XTERRA Trail Running National Championship, an off-road half marathon on September 27 in Bend, Oregon. And to make things even sweeter, XTERRA recently announced a $5,000 prize purse to be distributed to the top men’s and women’s finishers. Many XTERRA Trail Run stars have already joined the start list including Atlanta favorite Chris Wiley. Wiley has won every XTERRA race he’s entered so far and said he’s determined to not let this event ruin his streak.
Prize money for the XTERRA Trail Running National Championship will be broken down to the top five men and women as follows: $1000, $500, $250, $150, $100.
Note: The XTERRA Trail Running World Championship (Dec. 7 on Oahu, HI) boasts a $10,000 prize purse.
LIEB, NELSON WIN QUARQ XTERRA IRON CREEK
Winning the July 12 Quarq XTERRA Iron Creek Off-Road in Spearfish, SD was Pro Kirk Nelson of Boulder, CO. He won with a time of 1:58:27 while the amateur men’s race was taken by Fred Hankinson 7 minutes later.
In her fifth XTERRA race of the year, Lisa Lieb, of Durango, CO, took first place in the women’s race. The reigning XTERRA USA and World Champ in the 35-39 division, Lieb crossed the finish line with a time of 2:29:11 more than 7 minutes ahead of Lisa Riedlinger of Clancy, MT.
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JACOBI, PELUSE - A PAIR OF RENEGADES
At the July 12th XTERRA Renegade Trail Run in Palatine, IL just outside of Chicago local runner Andrew Jacobi, 19, topped 128 runners from seven states to finish first overall while Sarah Peluse, 14, took the women’s race. Jacobi, who is on the University of Illinois cross-country team, won the 10-kilometer race in 36:51. Peluse may have been the youngest competitor at the race, but the Buffalo Grove High School sophomore still outran all the other women with a winning time of 43:35. Full story.
ORENSEN, LION WIN EX2
Eric Sorensen, 39, of Falls Church, VA finished first out of 242 athletes to win the 5th Annual XTERRA EX2 Off-Road Triathlon in Flintstone, MD on July 13. After coming in second in 2007, he returned to take this year’s crown with a time of 2:07:53, edging fellow Falls Church resident Frank Febbraro, 33, by a margin of just 13 seconds.
In the women’s race Pro Alisha Lion, 27, from Raleigh, NC won the overall in 2:30:48 while Charlottesville, VA resident Denelle Grant, 33, won the amateur division in 2:33:01 and for the second year in a row came in second place overall.
JABLONSKI, HOVELAND WIN ON VASHON ISLAND
2005 XTERRA amateur World Champ Jason Jablonski, 35, of Wenatchee, WA won the XTERRA Vashon Island off-road tri in 1:24:18 on Sunday, crossing the finish line more than four minutes ahead of runner-up Grant Folske, 31. In the women’s race reigning 30-34 XTERRA USA Champ Kelly Hovland, 34, from Portland, Oregon took top honors in 1:40:13, two minutes ahead of Paris Edwards.
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