2007 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Kerstin Weule, using equally deadly swim, mountain bike and run speed, won more XTERRA races than anyone (until Jamie Whitmore took on the challenge). She won 19 XTERRA titles, including the US. Pro Series in 1999 and 2000, and the 2000 World Championship. Born in Braunlage, Germany in 1966, Weule’s name was synonymous with XTERRA for years. She was 5th at Maui in 1997 after a second in Kirkwood and a third at Big Bear. The winning started in 1998 in Louisiana and she won the next two big races. In her career, Kerstin won at almost every U.S. venue where XTERRA traveled too, including races in the UK and Canada. Her early battles in 97-98 and 99 with Lorraine Barrow and Jody Purcell were wonderful to watch. Weule brought much to XTERRA – an open disposition, the ability to share all that she knew at XTERRA University clinics, a great laugh, her cartwheel at the finish line, & blue painted toenails on raceday. Kerstin retired from XTERRA in 2003.