Every morning this past week while on our way to school, my kids and I see many athletes on the road “running”. I can tell that they are not locals just doing their daily exercises. These are men and women from around the world. And I remembered that the XTerra World Championship is this weekend already. I thought I’s post some highlights and helpful information about it here. Do you know someone who is participating on this event? Let me know on the comment section 🙂
Some Highlights on Xterra World Championship from Calendar Maui:
The XTERRA World Championship is the final stop of the XTERRA Global Tour. The best off-road triathletes on the planet race for the title of world champion. Born on Maui in 1996, XTERRA is an off-road, multisport event which combines swimming, mountain biking and trail running.
With athletes from 30 countries mixing it up with Americans from all over the U.S. and da kine – Hawaiian-style locals, the atmosphere in Maui is epic, like Mardi Gras on mountain bikes with revelers dancing in the sand and sippin’ on mai tais. Way beyond just a race, those lucky enough to come to the party are treated to a carnival of activities…
“ONO” DINNERS, the Night of Champions affair on Saturday and the awards celebration dinner on Sunday are simply delicious. Both are held oceanfront and under the stars at the magnificent Maui Prince.
The Night of Champions Dinner features highlights of XTERRA events around the world and two very special awards. Each year we recognize on member of our community as XTERRA Warrior for their exempliary XTERRA spirit. Then we introduce a new inductee in the XTERRA Hall of Fame. CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE AT Calendar Maui:
From the Official XTerra Website:
At 9:00AM on Sunday, October 26th, a maxed-out field of 600 international dirt lovers will embrace the annual challenge of XTERRA’s most grueling course – and in the ensuing hours put their mental and physical toughness up against Mother Nature’s arsenal of sun, sand, water, kiawe and lava. When it’s all over, they’ll don some of the weirdest and most wonderful costumes you’ve ever seen and dance the night away at what is surely triathlon’s greatest after party.
Athletes from more than 20 countries and 40 states will gather in Maui – having competed all season long for the right to be at the XTERRA Global Tour’s culminating event. What begins as a gathering of relative strangers end as a family whose friendship defies boundaries of title and expertise and unites them all in the challenge of Man vs. Mother Nature.
$130,000 in pro prize money is up for grabs and for age groupers the title of World Champion earns them a one-of-a-kind XTERRA World Champion jersey. All the action will be filmed for a one-hour nationwide TV special, and on race day, you can log-on to XTERRA.TV for live coverage from Maui. You can even watch last year’s race now at www.XTERRA.tv.