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Kahuna Dave's "Night Before XTERRA..."
Dave "Kahuna Claus" Nicholas, the managing director of the XTERRA World Tour, chimes in with his annual "Night before XTERRA Worlds" ever-changing classic...
Twas the night before XTERRA
Gotta be Conrad or Nico
A chance of Mike Vine
As always and forever
While those boys and girls
Michi Weiss from Austria
McMahon is back
As for the gals
Renata now is back
The Worlds are a race
But when the sun beats down
So all you great folks
And no matter who wins
So now I must go
You’ve come a long way
So see you tomorrow
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS TO HOST SOUTHCENTRAL CUP
Since XTERRA announced its 2009 schedule two weeks ago Little Rock, Arkansas has been confirmed as the host site for the XTERRA Southcentral Cup. The Cup Series is an eight-stop circuit where each of XTERRA’s eight regions in the U.S. will host a championship race with $10,000 in prize money for pros and 34 qualifying spots into the XTERRA World Championship for amateurs.
Confirmed XTERRA Cup locations include:
Professionals racing in the XTERRA Cup Series can drop three races from their point total, thus counting five of eight events plus the XTERRA USA Championship in Utah towards their final score. Find the most current schedule online at www.xterraplanet.com.
XTERRA's very own 24/7 web-based TV network that launched in July has entertained an average of 7,000 viewers a week since the summer. There are now more than 50 shows, race highlight videos, athlete profiles, sport and destination features to choose from with new content being added each month. www.xterra.tv
XTERRA TECHNIQUE TRAINING
Four of the most likeable and knowledgeable XTERRA athletes on the planet - pros Brian and Jenny Smith and amateur standouts Trever Gray and his wife Brandyn Roark-Gray - are hosting a training camp in Farmington, New Mexico from Thursday, January 22 through Sunday, Jan. 25. Trever, a former Olympic trials swimmer, and Brandyn are level 3 swim coaches and Brian and Jenny are the fastest mountain bikers and trail runners in the sport so you can count on top level instruction. To get more info or sign-up call Jenny at 970-596-6691 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
XTERRA WINTER WELCOMES TEAM COMPETITION
New in 2009, the XTERRA Winter World Championship race scheduled for March 8 at Snowbasin Resort in Utah will feature a relay team competition in men's, women's and co-ed divisions. The race, which features four disciplines: running (5k), snowshoeing (5k), mountain biking (10k), and ski mountaineering (8k), can be divvied up between two and four racers. Might make for a great last minute Xmas present... "Honey, I signed you up for the mountain bike and snowshoe stages!'
Learn more and register online at www.xterrawinter.com.
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