Nicolas Lebrun

Nicolas “The Professor” Lebrun was inducted into the XTERRA Hall of Fame at the Night of Champions dinner at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Saturday.

XTERRA first met Lebrun more than a decade ago.  He had already made a significant impact on multisport – a World Champion duathlete and two-time World Champion Winter triathlete.

The native of France crossed the Atlantic and landed in Richmond, Virginia for his first XTERRA race in 2001.  He finished 3rd behind another, first-timer – Conrad Stoltz in 2nd, and Canada’s Mike Vine in first.

It was the start of something big for him, and for XTERRA….The following year he returned to Richmond and scored his first XTERRA win – interestingly, every time he made the trans-Atlantic crossing, he arrived minus his bike or his luggage, or both…and it became a signature and symbol of “good luck."