Paul Mitchell Badge of Honor

Oct. 2, 2014

The 2014 Paul Mitchell digital XTERRA Finisher’s badges are all about recognizing athlete accomplishments. While simply participating and living the healthy, active, outdoors lifestyle is reward enough, actually surviving the rigors of an XTERRA deserves a special shout out.

Here are what some of this year’s XTERRA Warriors had to say about their Paul Mitchell badge of honor…

“I decided that I wanted to do the XTERRA triathlon in Ogden, Utah when I was 10 years old and at 16 years old I am proud to say that I finished and actually remembered to keep my goal. I can’t wait to come back next year and drop an hour off of my time,” – Aidan Hueton

“XTERRA Syracuse....My first off road Triathlon...won't be my last...had a BLAST!....1st in Age Group - 4th woman overall.” – Donna Bessette Boots

“Hardest things I've ever done,” – Fernarndo Pessoa

“Love XTERRA Races! Near misses with rocks and trees remind you that your heart is still beating,” – Doug Hinken

“I have completed 3 of my 4 XTERRA Triathlons this summer with the fourth one less than 3 weeks away. If I finish high enough, I will have achieved my goal to make it to the XTERRA USA Championship in Utah this September and be able to compete with my son, Chase, who should also qualify. This has been an awesome challenge but even more special to achieve with my son,” – Kevin Needler

“Completed my first Triathlon! You can do anything you set your mind to! As much as I wanted to throw in the towel I kept pushing forward. Words of encouragement from family and friends played over and over in my head and I made it!” – Frank Ayala

“This was an awesome race with my wife, thx to Jim Harman and crew for doing such a great job organizing this event!! XTERRA for Life!!” – Justin Green

“Lake, mountain trails, woods, GO! Ideal location, excellent event/coordination/and management! This was my first. The respect I have for the women and men who endeavor to compete and complete at this level cannot be measured! I am tremendously proud to say I am an EX2 triathlete! Looking at all and any EX2 / Cranky Monkey races now!” – Patrick Euler

“My first XTERRA off-road race and my new passion,” – Adam Parker

“A true championship course! Challenging swim with tricky currents. Many small technical obstacles on the bike and lots of fun water crossings on the run - a classic XTERRA,” – Tucker Newberry

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