DeSantis Race No. 11 Sunday in Syracuse

Aug. 12, 2016

XTERRA Warrior David DeSantis is on the back stretch of his 16 XTERRA races in 2016 journey and will line up for race No. 11 at XTERRA Syracuse in New York on Sunday.

“I'm excited for this weekend, up to 146lbs and I've been able to do more workouts,” said DeSantis, who is in the middle of a fight against cancerous tumors that keep wanting more space on his body.

“I always look forward to seeing my XTERRA friends at these races, and this weekend will be extra special as Beth (his coach) will be doing her first XTERRA alongside me.”

The DeSantis 16 in 2016 campaign has raised more than $25,000 this year for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, with the goal of $32,000 in sight.

More importantly, Dave is battling!  The Lyme disease he picked up a while back looks to be under control, and the Docs have a plan - “a science experiment,” as Dave puts it - to keep his cancer at bay.

Looking ahead DeSantis has a pair of Canadian races on his radar - XTERRA Sleeping Giant in Thunder Bay on 8/27 and then XTERRA Quebec on 9/4.

Follow along with DeSantis in his historic season on Facebook (, and if you can, donate to his fundraising page for CAF at