XTERRA Worlds celebrates 22nd year in Maui
The greatest off-road triathlon in the world is just 5 days away.
On October 29, 2017 a sold-out field featuring 850 of the best professional and amateur off-roaders from 52 countries will gather on the sand at D.T. Fleming Beach in Kapalua to chase the sports ultimate title – the XTERRA World Championship.
As the culmination of 40 qualifying events held around the globe “Worlds” is one massive celebration for those who perpetuate the healthy, active, and adventurous Live More lifestyle.
It’s a 1.5km swim, 32km mountain bike, and 10.5km trail run, and while the distances stay basically the same year-after-year, the conditions never are. That’s the beauty of off-road racing, the perpetually evolving challenge of racing against the unknown.
Will it be a grueling mud fest like last year, or will we get a month of dry days that turn those trails into a dusty bowl? Will northwest swells bring shore-pounding waves? Will the Maui heat make it a suffer-fest for all? Only time will tell…
We’ll find out next week but one thing is certain, in XTERRA it’s you vs. Mother Nature … and she is unstoppable, unbeatable, and unbreakable.
Follow the action online at www.xterramaui.com, on twitter @xterraoffroad and live on Facebook.com/xterraplanet starting at 9am Hawaii time (12pm PST, 3pm EST, 4pm in Rio, 9pm in Paris, 3am Monday in Shanghai and 6am Monday in Sydney).
Click on the links for detailed pre-race coverage:
- Elite women’s race preview: http://www.xterraplanet.com/2017/10/maui-elite-womens-preview
- Focus on Flora: http://www.xterraplanet.com/2017/10/flora-for-four
- Elite men’s race preview: http://www.xterraplanet.com/2017/10/maui-elite-mens-race-preview
- Amateur Men’s race preview: http://www.xterraplanet.com/2017/10/maui-amateur-mens-race-preview
- Amateur Women’s race preview: http://www.xterraplanet.com/2017/10/amateur-women-prepare-maui
- Start list: http://www.xterraplanet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017-XTWorldsEntrants10-16-17.pdf
- Discover Maui Spotlights: http://www.xterraplanet.com/news
- 2016 XTERRA Worlds TV Broadcast: https://vimeo.com/203047651
Watch the highlights from Xterra Worlds 2016 courtesy of Xterra Planet.
About TEAM Unlimited/XTERRA
TEAM Unlimited LLC, founded in 1988, is the Hawaii-based television, events, and marketing company that brought off-road triathlon and trail running to the world under the brand name XTERRA. From a one-off race held on the most remote island chain in the world XTERRA evolved into an endurance sports lifestyle with worldwide appeal. Over the past 20 years XTERRA transcended its status as ‘just a race’ to become a bona-fide way of life for thousands of intrepid athletes as well as an emerging brand in the outdoor industry. In 2017 XTERRA will offer more than 200 off-road triathlons and trail running events in 33+ countries worldwide and produce 10 adventure television shows for international distribution. Learn more at xterraplanet.com and xterracontent.com.