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XTERRA All Day Everyday on Amazon Video

The award-winning XTERRA Adventures TV series, XTERRA USA and World Championship broadcasts are now available as a video subscription for Amazon Prime members in the U.S.

Four seasons (32 shows) of the half-hour episodes of XTERRA Adventures, and the 2012-through-2015 XTERRA USA and World Championship triathlon races are available for $2.99 per month as a video subscription available to Amazon Prime members via the Amazon Video app for TV, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at Amazon.com/XTERRA.

Produced by TEAM Unlimited, the XTERRA Adventure Series, USA, and World Championship shows are executive produced by Tom Kiely, and narrated by triathlon-legend Whit Raymond.  The series is Amazon’s first video subscription that looks into the world of off-road triathlon and the active, outdoor adventure lifestyle.

“Expressing the XTERRA brand through video has been a big part of XTERRA since the inception of the sport in 1996, adding a dynamic personality and a broader audience than we may have enjoyed through the events alone,” said Kiely, the CEO of TEAM Unlimited/XTERRA.  “We are thrilled to work with Amazon to make XTERRA video properties available as an on demand video subscription through their dynamic and far reaching platform, and provide access to virtually everyone in the active lifestyle space.”

With XTERRA, Amazon Prime members now have access to real, authentic, endurance sports racing action from around the world with profiles on the sports’ biggest stars and events.  The XTERRA Adventure Series takes viewers on some of the world’s most accessible, and fun, outdoor adventures from surfing with legends in Hawaii to climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia.

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Trail Run Nationals

Run for the Hills!! XTERRA Trail Run Nationals September 18th

The Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run National Championship half-marathon returns to the mountain slopes of Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah for the sixth straight year on September 18, 2016.

Since its debut in 2011, the course has received rave reviews from the runners.

“The course here is awesome, super flowy, climbs were sweet, downhills were awesome. It was sick!” said Travis Morrison, a 23-year-old from Schaumburg, Illinois after last year’s race. “It’s flowing coming down, and fun to hit the berms because you can hit the corners real hard and keep your momentum…you could fly.”

Runners of all ages and skill levels can experience what it feels like to “fly” on the trails at the Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run National Championship, as there is no qualifying process.

“It literally couldn’t have been more perfect for running,” said last year’s women’s winner Liz Stephen. “It’s a well laid out course. It’s really hard in so many ways but it’s up and then it lets you rest, and it’s flowy and wonderful, and gorgeous.”

There will be three different courses to accommodate the various levels of runners. A 21-kilometer half-marathon course will serve as the national championship course, but there will also be a 10K and a 5K.

Every age-group winner from the 21K course will be awarded a free entry to race at the 2016 Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run World Championship at Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii.

The top five overall males and top five overall females from the 21K course will also receive prize money. Medals and other prizes will also be awarded to the top age-group runners from all three courses.

The Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run Nationals will be held one day after the XTERRA Pan America / USA Championship off-road triathlon to create the ultimate XTERRA racing weekend. The two events will bring more than 1,000 of the nation’s very best amateur and professional triathletes and trail runners to Northern Utah to battle for the title of XTERRA National Champion.

Learn more at http://www.xterraplanet.com/trailrun/nationals

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Nau, Graves win XTERRA Beaver Creek 20km

Complete Results / Photos

(Beaver Creek Resort – Avon, CO) July 17, 2016 – Erik Nau from Boulder and Sarah Graves from Ballantine, Montana captured the XTERRA Beaver Creek 20K trail run titles on a beautiful morning at Beaver Creek Resort.

In the men’s race Nau was in the lead as soon as the cannon blast sent runners scrambling up the hill and he took the tape in 1:21:05, more than 11-minutes ahead of runner-up Mark Howell of Lafayette, CO.

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Nau, who moved to Colorado from San Diego four years ago, has done a 50K and a few half-marathons on the road but today’s race was one of his first-ever trail races.

“Just enjoying the trails, nothing brings me more happiness than just being out on the trails and the racing is a blast,” said Nau.  “I’m really just running for fun, just enjoying the whole experience. Today’s course really worked out for me because I love running hills.  I’m not the fastest guy on the flats, though, so I’ll just put my head down and suffer through it … with a smile on my face.”

Indeed, the XTERRA Beaver Creek course is a hilly one, with more than 2,000-feet of climbing.

In the women’s race first-year XTERRA triathlon elite Sarah Graves took the tape in 1:32:22 and was the third overall finisher just a day after finishing 9th amongst elites at the XTERRA Beaver Creek Championship triathlon yesterday.

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“I was questioning myself for today, because yesterday was tough,” said Graves.  “I felt like I got warmed up on the first lap though and felt good the rest of the way.  I just came out today to get some good training in, really didn’t expect to win it.”

Graves background is in running, and was a star cross country runner when going to school at Montana State University – Billings.

In other racing action today Samuel Williams (Warren Center, PA) and Carly Lockard (Avon, CO) took home the 10K titles in 39:24 and 46:39, respectively, while Brevik Petersen (Fraser, CO) and Michelle Rodgers (Littleton, CO) won the 5K crowns in 23:51 and 29:22.

Today’s XTERRA Beaver Creek 20K was the fourth of five races in the XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series, and the top runners in every age group for the 20K course of the Beaver Creek Trail Run received points toward the XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series standings and each division champion was awarded a complimentary entry into the 2016 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship to be held December at Kualoa Ranch on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu.

The XTERRA Colorado Series finale is August 7 in Castle Rock, CO with 5/12 and 24K options.

Current standings, schedule, and information can be viewed at
http://www.xterraplanet.com/trailrun/colorado-series.

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How to See More XTERRA News on Facebook

Last week Facebook announced that it was tweaking its News Feed by emphasizing posts from “friends and family”.

With this change you might start seeing fewer posts from XTERRA as well as other brands you’ve “liked” on Facebook over the years.

There’s an easy fix for this however!

Visit the XTERRA page and simply click the “like” or “liked” button near the top of the page. A drop down menu will appear with the option to check “See First”. You may also have the “following” icon as seen on the image below. The previous steps would apply here as well.

You can do this for all pages or profiles you follow on Facebook and they will appear at the top of your news feed.

If you have not yet liked us on Facebook you will need to do so first. If you’re not into Facebook or don’t wish to “like” our page that’s OK too, you can find our content on twitter, google+LinkedIn, right here on xterraplanet.com or sign-up for our newsletters.

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XTERRA Beaver Creek 5/10km & Half

Steve Parker knows what running in Colorado is about. He is, after all, a state record holder for the marathon in his age group.

So when Parker says that the XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run is a race worth entering, his words hold some merit.

“I love the course – it has beautiful terrain and the views are beautiful, and the course certainly takes advantage of that,” said Parker, who resides in Denver. “I like the fact that there is plenty of climbing and, but also plenty of easy running.”

The eight annual XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run is scheduled for July 17 at the Beaver Creek Resort in Avon, Colorado. The event features three courses – a 20-kilometer long course, a 10K course, and a 5K run/walk option.  All three courses are open to runners of all ages and skill levels, and online registration is available CLICK HERE.

As with any race in Colorado, this event will take runners to elevations higher than 8,000 feet above sea level. “It’s definitely a mountain race, and altitude is always a factor, especially for those coming from other states,” Parker said. “If you live in Colorado, it’s a given, and most of us are used to it.”

Parker entered the inaugural XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run in 2011 and captured first place in the 60-64 age division.

“Everything at Beaver Creek is impressive, and XTERRA makes this feel like a big event,” he said. “There’s an actual podium for all the age-group winners as well as the overall winners, and that was cool to see.”

There is added incentive to reach the podium this year. All age-group winners from the 20K course at Beaver Creek will receive a free entry to race at the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship in Hawaii this December.

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XTERRA TV Video Subscription Now Available on Amazon Video

(Honolulu, HI) – TEAM Unlimited, LLC today announced the award-winning XTERRA Adventures TV series, XTERRA USA and World Championship broadcasts will be available as a video subscription for Prime members, on Amazon Video starting July 1, 2016 in the U.S.

Four seasons (32 shows) of the half-hour episodes of XTERRA Adventures, and the 2012-through-2015 XTERRA USA and World Championship triathlon races will be available for $2.99 per month as a video subscription available to Amazon Prime members via the Amazon Video app for TV, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at Amazon.com/XTERRA.  For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.

Produced by TEAM Unlimited, the XTERRA Adventure Series, USA, and World Championship shows are executive produced by Tom Kiely, and narrated by triathlon-legend Whit Raymond.  The series will be Amazon’s first video subscription that looks into the world of off-road triathlon and the active, outdoor adventure lifestyle.

“Expressing the XTERRA brand through video has been a big part of XTERRA since the inception of the sport in 1996, adding a dynamic personality and a broader audience than we may have enjoyed through the events alone,” said Kiely, the CEO of TEAM Unlimited/XTERRA.  “We are thrilled to work with Amazon to make XTERRA video properties available as an on demand video subscription through their dynamic and far reaching platform, and provide access to virtually everyone in the active lifestyle space.”

With XTERRA, Amazon Prime members now have access to real, authentic, endurance sports racing action from around the world with profiles on the sports’ biggest stars and events.  The XTERRA Adventure Series takes viewers on some of the world’s most accessible, and fun, outdoor adventures from surfing with legends in Hawaii to climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia.

About TEAM Unlimited/XTERRA

TEAM Unlimited LLC, founded in 1988, is the Hawaii-based television, events, and marketing company that brought off-road triathlon and trail running to the world under the brand name XTERRA.  From a one-off race held on the most remote island chain in the world XTERRA evolved into an endurance sports lifestyle with worldwide appeal. Over the past 20 years XTERRA transcended its status as ‘just a race’ to become a bona-fide way of life for thousands of intrepid athletes as well as an emerging brand in the outdoor industry.  In 2016 XTERRA will offer more than 200 off-road triathlons and trail running events in 30+ countries worldwide and produce 10 adventure television shows for international distribution.  Learn more at xterraplanet.com and xterracontent.com.

About Amazon
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

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Mendez, Harley win XTERRA Oak Mountain 20km

Photos / Results

Mauricio Mendez from Mexico City and Rachel Harley from Birmingham won the XTERRA Oak Mountain 20K trail runs on a beautiful day at Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby County, Alabama.

Nearly 400 runners from 20 states took part in today’s trail runs, the last of six events in the 2015-2016 XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series.

Mendez, a triathlon pro who finished 2nd at the off-road triathlon held on the same trails yesterday, led from start to finish and took the tape in 1:16:58.

“It was really nice out there today,” said Mendez. “The trails were fantastic, and the weather was perfect, just a really nice day to run.”

Donny Barnes from Huntsville finished second in 1:20:33, and Travis Grappo from Birmingham was third in1:23:35.

In the women’s race Rachel Harley, a former track star at UAB, paced herself in the beginning and turned on the jets towards the end to take the win in 1:26:05, more than two-minutes ahead of runner-up Jennifer McGranahan. Christine Hoffmann in third just eight seconds later and Sarah Graves came in fourth just 17-seconds after that.

“It was awesome, I loved it.” said Harley, who use to practice on these trails when she was running in college. “The weather is perfect, Oak Mountain is awesome, and this atmosphere is cool.”

Marcus Barton and Franziska Mast won the 10K race in 42:07 and 48:47, respectively, while Jeff Clark and Libby Davis took home the 5K crowns in 19:13 and 24:16.

This week the XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series Champions – those who scored the most points during the course of the season – will be announced as regional champions and earn a free entry to represent Alabama at the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship in Utah this September.  And the race winners in each division of the 20K today earned an entry into the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship in Hawaii this December.

Full results are available at http://jtltiming.com/running.htm.

2016 XTERRA Alabama Series Champions

Female
25-29 Heather White Birmingham, AL
30-34 Danielle Chasse Anniston, AL
35-39 Sasha Robertson Oxford, AL
40-44 Mary Alford Piedmont, AL
45-49 Michelle Losekamp Bowling Green, KY
50-54 Teresa Phillips Gadsden, AL
55-59 Lynn Bolger Mobile, AL
65-69 Luvern Blackwood Trafford, AL
Male
20-24 Timothy Taylor Hokes Bluff, AL
25-29 Brad Olzinski Pelham, AL
30-34 Clint C Helena, AL
35-39 Casey Masters Ozark, AL
40-44 John Gilbert Birmingham, AL
45-49 Dennis Davis Gadsden, AL
50-54 Jeff Phillips Gadsden, AL
55-59 Casey Fannin Hoover, AL
60-64 Norman Bolger Mobile, AL
65-69 Craig Kelly Huntsville, AL
70-74 John Dagnan Vestavia Hills, AL
75-79 Bruce Greene Anniston, AL
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XTERRA Alabama Trail Series Finale

The XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series season-finale takes place Sunday at Oak Mountain State Park with 5k/10k and 20k races suitable for the whole family.

The “Real. Authentic. Racing.” mantra of XTERRA has certainly captured the imagination of the trail running community here in Alabama.

“There are a lot of runners who want to participate in races in Alabama,” said series director Tim Schroer. “We’ve seen it grow every year, and think it can grow even more.”

Alabama has some of the most scenic – and challenging – trail systems in the Southern United States, and runners of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in the XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series. The race distances in the Series vary from a 5K to a half marathon.

“There really is something for everyone in this series, from experts to beginners,” Schroer said. “And every venue offers a different challenge, so runners have to be ready each time.”

On Sunday XTERRA will recognize the XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series Champions – those who scored the most points during the course of the season – with a regional title and a free entry to represent Alabama at the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship in Utah this September. And the race winners in each division of the 20K will also earn an entry into the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship in Hawaii this December.

The real prize for all involved is the trail paradise known as Oak Mountain State Park, which was rated as one of the Top 25 Trails in America by Runner’s World Magazine and has been granted “destination race” status more than once.

Compex

Compex Partners with XTERRA

Honolulu, HI (April 14, 2106) – TEAM Unlimited LLC, owners and producers of the XTERRA America Tour, today announced Compex will join the 2016 XTERRA America Tour as a participating sponsor.

Compex is the worldwide leader in electric muscle stimulation. From injury prevention and fast recovery to muscle-strength gains and endurance improvements, Compex provides athletes and active people with the most intelligent tool to enhance sport performance. The device recruits specific motor nerves by targeting muscle fibers that cannot be reached through traditional workouts and training, and is designed to help athletes reach their goals by delivering a magnitude of benefits including increased muscle strength and density, larger muscle size, boosted speed, enhanced blood circulation, and faster recovery.

“The XTERRA community is committed to living life to the fullest and the starting point is being healthy and fit,” said XTERRA CEO Tom Kiely.  “We feel that part of our mission is to introduce XTERRA friends and family to companies and groups which have great products and services which fit with the “Live More” philosophy, and Compex is surely one of those. Coincidentally, we were exposed to Compex in our early years with XTERRA when they were just entering the USA market and at our events people were lined up to test and experience what was then a “new product.” I tried it myself and was quite impressed with the muscle energy it generated. So, when our friend Brandon Hearn joined Compex we connected and agreed to team up in the future…and we are very happy to welcome them onboard.”

The alliance puts Compex in a prime position to connect with XTERRA’s active, national audience of adventure seekers, weekend warriors and competitors via the XTERRA America Tour of more than 100 off-road triathlons and trail runs held across the U.S.

“Compex is excited to partner with the 2016 XTERRA America Tour and offer their athletes an intelligent training aid to improve their performance,” said Brandon Hearn, Sr. Director of Compex. “Not only does Compex serve as an excellent strength training tool for endurance sport athletes, it allows athletes to flush lactic acid in less than 6 minutes.”

Compex is offering XTERRA racers 20% off their first Compex purchase using coupon code XTERRA20.  See product line and order at https://www.compexusa.com/products.

ABOUT DJO GLOBAL
DJO Global is a leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality medical devices that provide solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management. The Company’s products address the continuum of patient care from injury prevention to rehabilitation after surgery, injury or from degenerative disease, enabling people to regain or maintain their natural motion. Its products are used by orthopedic specialists, spine surgeons, primary care physicians, pain management specialists, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals. In addition, many of the Company’s medical devices and related accessories are used by athletes and patients for injury prevention and at-home physical therapy treatment. The Company’s product lines include rigid and soft orthopedic bracing, hot and cold therapy, bone growth stimulators, vascular therapy systems and compression garments, therapeutic shoes and inserts, electrical stimulators used for pain management and physical therapy products. The Company’s surgical division offers a comprehensive suite of reconstructive joint products for the hip, knee and shoulder. DJO Global’s products are marketed under a portfolio of brands including Aircast®, Chattanooga, CMF™, Compex®, DonJoy®, ProCare®, DJO® Surgical, Dr. Comfort® and ExosTM. For additional information on the Company, please visit www.DJOglobal.com.

ABOUT TEAM UNLIMITED/XTERRA
TEAM Unlimited LLC, founded in 1988, is the Hawaii-based television, events, and marketing company that brought off-road triathlon and trail running to the world under the brand name XTERRA.                                                             From a one-off race held on the most remote island chain in the world XTERRA evolved into an endurance sports lifestyle with worldwide appeal. Over the past 20 years XTERRA transcended its status as ‘just a race’ to become a bona-fide way of life for thousands of intrepid athletes as well as an emerging brand in the outdoor industry. In 2016 XTERRA will offer more than 200 off-road triathlons and trail running events in 30+ countries worldwide and produce 10 adventure television shows for international distribution. Learn more at xterraplanet.com and xterracontent.com.