XTERRA Lory, in Bellevue, Colorado is one of those races adored by both beginners and experts. The two-lap, 12.2 mile bike course flows over rolling terrain and the challenging 4.8 mile run will get your adrenaline pumping, even if you've been racing for years. The half mile swim in the clear waters of Horsetooth Resevoir (Eltuk Bay) is one of the most scenic swims in the state of Colorado with steep canyon walls on either side.
Oh and did we mention the 25-foot Slip n' Slide waiting to cool you off at the finish line?
Elite racer Elizabeth Gruber was the 2016 women's champ in 1:52:06. Megan Riepma and Jennifer Razee fought hard for second, finishing in 1:54:35 and 1:54:56, respectively.
This year, Elizabeth Gruber and Nelson Hegg will be racing again for the honor to be the first on the Slip n' Slide. Mr. XTERRA 2014, Craig Vogtsberger, will also be racing in the physically challenged category.
Watch a preview of XTERRA Lory and learn more at www.withoutlimits.co.
Photo Courtesy of Adam Hodges