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Michael Tobin, XTERRA Hall of Famer
On the eve of the World Championship Michael Tobin became the 5th inductee into the XTERRA Hall of Fame. Tobin won at everything he tried, posting championships in running (and not your usual 5K but running up mountains for a couple hours); duathlon, where he was Powerman Champ twice with 14 international victories; XTERRA with 16 victories and a World Championship ; and adventure racing – where he has won all over the world.
Tobin dominated XTERRA for years. He won Kirkwood in 1997; won 3 of 4 in 1998; and won 9 out of 10 in 1999. To that point, the one prize that eluded Tobin was Maui. He was 4th in 1997 – 3rd in 1998 – 2nd in 1999 and finally won it all in 2000. He’s the last American to win off-road triathlon’s greatest race. For being the first of the dominators in XTERRA – a great athlete, and an even greater man – XTERRA was proud to induct Michael Tobin into the XTERRA Hall of Fame.
Note: In 2008 XTERRA’s very first champion, Jimmy Riccitello, was given a spot in the Hall. In 2007, former World Champ Kerstin Weule was added to this exclusive club, in ’06 triathlon great Scott Tinley got in and in 2005 Ned Overend opened the doors as the first inductee.WATCH THE VIDEO FROM OUR NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS DINNER