Xterra back for 4th time-A A +A
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
IT will be a tough battle in this year’s Vaseline Men’s Xterra Off-Road Triathlon as several decorated foreign pro triathletes will be joining the event this March 15 in the Municipality of Liloan, Cebu.
They are elite world-class running champions Michal Bucek (2013 Yilan Olympic Distance Tri second placer; 2013 Action Asia Sprint KH Champion), Renata Bucher (2013 Xterra Australia Champion), Meiko Carey (2013 Xterra Japan Champion; 2012 Ironman 70.3 Centair Japan Age Champion), Dimitry Duke (2013 Maui Half Marathon Age Group Champion), Charlie Epperson (2013 Olympic-Distance Guam National Triathlon Champion), Dan Hugo (2013 Xterra South East Champio), Daz Parker (2013 Xterra Philippines 3rd place), Jacqui Slack (2013 Xterra Guam and Saipan Champion), Bradley Weiss (2014 Totalsports Challenge Champion) including 2013 Xterra Philippines two-time champion Australian Ben Allen in the men’s pro and Lesley Paterson of Scotland in the women’s pro.
Considered as the premiere off-road triathlon event in the country, the race will offer a new and more challenging route this year.
It already has about 300 registrants and organizers hope to attract more.
This year, there will be two transition areas. The first one will be at the Seafront Beach Resort in Liloan—the starting area for the swim leg and transition to the bike leg and the second one will be at Liloan Elementary School track oval, which is the staging area for the end of the bike leg, start of the run leg. The race will end at the expo area.
The event features the Xterra Lite and the Xterra Philippines Championship. The Xterra Lite involves a 500-meter swim, 18-kilometer bike and a 5-kilometer run. On the other hand, the Xterra Philippines Championship involves a more grueling challenge with a 1.5-kilometer swim, 35-kilometer bike and a 10-kilometer run.
The event is still accepting registrations. Interested participants can still signe up
at www.xterraphil.com. (With PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 20, 2014.