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XTERRA Point Series Round-Up and Two New XTERRA Clinics
RAKITA, WILLIAMS WIN BUFFALO CREEK
XTERRA Pros Branden Rakita and Susan Williams won the overall titles at the XTERRA Buffalo Creek off-road tri in Colorado on June 20, while Daniel Ourada and Danielle Kehoe captured the amateur crowns.
Rakita edged 2004 Olympian Tyler Butterfield from Bermuda by just 19 seconds with a winning time of 2:17:38. Williams, a bronze medalist at the '04 Olympics, was 48 seconds faster than Sara Tarkington.
Top 5 Pro Men: Branden Rakita (2:17:38), Tyler Butterfield (2:17:57), Cody Waite (2:18:00), Justin Hurd (2:20:58), Dave Messenheimer (2:21:51).
GONZALEZ, GARRARD WIN TAHOE CITY
XTERRA Pros Damian Gonzalez and Emma Garrard won the overall titles, while Julian Langer and Julie Young won the amateur titles at the XTERRA Tahoe City off-road tri on Saturday. Gonzalez edged the 20-year-old Austrian (Langer) by just nine seconds while Garrard crossed the line 14 minutes ahead of Young and in 10th place overall.
NIELSEN'S SWEEP RACE AT THE REZ TITLES
Kristoffer Nielsen and his wife Erin from North Haverhill, New Hampshire won the amateur titles at the XTERRA Race at the Rez off-road tri in Essex, VT on Sunday. XTERRA Pro Will Kelsay won the overall.
Kristoffer, who also won the amateur title at the Atlantic Cup in Richmond earlier in the month, was three minutes behind Kelsay but six minutes ahead of runner-up Paul Fronhofer. In the women's race Erin finished more than five minutes ahead of Kelly Ault.
Charlie Anstadt and Robin Boughton won the XTERRA Caloosahatachee off-road tri in Ft. Myers, Florida on June 21. See full results.
GEORGIA, VIRGINIA XTERRA TRAIL RUNS
Chris Wiley and Holly Ortlund won the inaugural XTERRA Silver Comet 10km trail run in Homer Leggett Park in Hiram, Georgia on Sunday.
In Virginia, Daniel Cutright and Laura Hamlin won the XTERRA Cinco in Mayo 5-miler in Oilville on Sunday. See full results.
TRAIL RUNNING 101 IN BEND
Fleet Feet Sports in Bend is hosting Trail Running 101 to prepare area runners for the XTERRA Trail Run Nationals. The program kicks off Thursday, July 9th at Fleet Feet (1320 NW Galveston) at 6pm. The regular schedule starts July 19th and runs until September 6th, meeting Sunday mornings at 8am at a new trail each week.
Running coaches and visiting experts will help participants achieve goals and teach technique and trail safety. The cost is $69 for either the 10km or 21km program ($10 discount for those that sign up before July 9th). Trail Running 101 does not include the race entry fee or the national forest pass that is needed for parking at trailheads, but every participant will receive a free technical running tee ($30 value) and water bottle. For more information or registration, runners should visit www.xterratrailrun.com.
COACH CAL CLINIC IN CANADA, AUGUST 16
"Coach Cal" Calvin Zaryski, one of the most successful XTERRA amateurs alive, is also - as his nickname implies - a well respected coach. You can read his extensive and impressive resume at www.criticalspeed.com. Zaryski is hosting an XTERRA clinic in Canmore, Alberta on August 16 to prepare athletes for the XTERRA Alberta off-road triathlon taking place on August 23. The clinic will cover everything from pre-race prep, to swim details and tips, bike technique, tire pressures and tread patterns, fueling and hydration strategies and more. It's limited to the first 20 athletes. To learn more call Cal at 403.242.2398.
Athletes can also call Cal to inquire about his exclusive XTERRA online 12-week training programs designed for beginners, intermediate, advanced, and elite athletes. More details and a dedicated website will be released shortly.
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