More than 770 entrants from 55 countries took part in the XTERRA Wild Forest VR duathlons and trail runs to benefit the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union, one of the oldest and largest environmental associations in Germany who provide a framework for children and young adults aged 6-to-27 to protect nature.
Katie Van Duuren from Powell, Tennessee was the lucky winner of the COROS APEX Premium Multisport watch. COROS, the event sponsor, is also offering a free additional cable charger with every watch purchase by using the code “XTERRA” and adding a charger to the cart at checkout.
There were 17 different VR events to choose from over the weekend, and the amazing Christina Herbst from Austria won three of them. Herbst, a long-time XTERRA athlete and who has won several of the XTERRA VR events this year, won the 5K in 23:59, the Sprint Duathlon in 1:09:01, and the Full Distance Du in 2:30:46.
Tommy Nielsen from Denmark also pulled off multiple wins by turning in the top time in the 5K (18:05) and the Sprint duathlon (51:43).
Other notable performers include marathon distance winners Rons Nebre and Julie Huyett, half-marathon champs Marc Alonzo and Lisa Macken, 10K front-runners Jose Acedo and Hannah Stedge, and Kids K speedsters Alex and Anna Crannell. Matt Carmichael captured the Full Distance Duathlon men’s crown, and the TEAM titles went to Cremona (Sprint Du), Body by IPA (Full Du), and NAAS (5x5K).
XTERRA Wild Forest VR Race Winners
Race: Name (Hometown) Time
Boys K: Alex Crannell (Lewisville, TX, USA) 5:34
Girls K: Anna Crannell (Lewisville, TX, USA) 6:02
Men’s 5K: Tommy Nielsen (Viborg, Denmark) 18:05
Women’s 5K: Christina Herbst (Bad Ischl, Austria) 23:59
Men’s 10K: Jose Morcillo Acedo (Toledo, Spain) 37:08
Women’s 10K: Hannah Stedge (Uintah, Utah)
Women’s 21K: Lisa Macken (Reston, VA, USA) 2:05:24
Men’s 21K: Marc Alonzo (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) 1:20:53
Men’s 42K: Rons Nebre (Bagumbuhay, Philippines) 3:08:13
Women’s 42K: Julie Huyett (Monument Valley, Utah) 4:09:12
5x5K Relay Team: Team NAAS (Zaratan, Spain) 2:11:06
Men’s Sprint Duathlon: Tommy Nielsen (Viborg, Denmark) 51:43
Women’s Sprint Duathlon: Christina Herbst (Bad Ischl, Austria) 1:09:01
Men’s Full-distance Duathlon: Matthew Carmichael (Wellington, FL, USA) 2:02:45
Women’s Full-distance Duathlon: Christina Herbst (Bad Ischl, Austria) 2:30:46
Sprint Relay Team: Team Cremona (Manikata, MT, USA) 2:32:36
Full-distance Relay Team: Body by IPA (Seattle, WA, USA) 2:07:38
Find complete results at: https://www.xterraplanet.com/wild-forest and stay tuned to xterraplanet.com for some exciting news on VR and real-life racing opportunities around the world in 2021.
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