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South African Athletes Ready to Rock at XTERRA World Champs

South African hopefuls ready for XTERRA World Championship


Ten XTERRA South African hopefuls will proudly fly the flag on Sunday, 29 October 2017 when they line up to take on the world’s best at the XTERRA World Championship in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii.

All eyes will be on the Elite Men’s race where South Africa’s golden boy, Bradley Weiss (Stellenbosch), will be gunning to make his mark. “This will be the third time that I race at the XTERRA World Championship,” says Weiss. “I competed in my first XTERRA in 2011 and went to the World Championship for the first time in 2014. There have been many highlights throughout my triathlon career, but my two proudest achievements would be winning our National XTERRA South African Title in 2016 and winning the XTERRA European Final in Denmark earlier this year.”

“I am hoping to execute the race that I know I am capable of,” continues Weiss. “I feel I have paid my dues at this stage and have the necessary experience not to make the same mistakes. If I can cross the finish line knowing that I have executed my best race I will be very satisfied. The competitive nature of this race is second to none. I love how close the battle is each year. My goal is and always has been to win.”

Other XTERRA South African Warriors that will battle it out on route will include…

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Fedhealth XTERRA South African Championship

Date: Event:
Friday, 23 February 2018 ·       Fedhealth XTERRA Kids
  6-8 years (60m Swim, 2km MTB, 600m Trail Run)
  9-11 years (100m Swim, 3km MTB, 1.5km Trail Run)
  12-15 years (250m Swim, 5km MTB, 2.5km Trail Run)
Saturday, 24 February 2018 ·       XTERRA Trail Run: 6km and/or 6km
  ·       Fedhealth XTERRA Full:   1.5km Swim, 25.6km MTB, 12.6km Trail Run
Sunday, 25 February 2018 ·       Fedhealth XTERRA Lite:   400m swim, 14km MTB, 6.5km Trail Run

ENTRIES ARE OPEN!

For further information or to enter the Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw (South African Championships) please contact 082 991 0045, email [email protected] or visit www.stillwatersports.com

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Founder and Editor at dirtTRI.com. Jimmy has been a professional athlete for over 15 years as a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, cross country skier, and primarily, triathlete. Jimmy has a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach.
Jimmy became a freelance writer in 2000 while competing and covering the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship. Since that time Jimmy has been head editor at two magazines, been published in numerous publications within the endurance sport, recreation, and travel segments.
Currently Jimmy is competing professionally in off-road multisport. In his spare time Jimmy passionately follows Formula 1, Moto GP, and is an avid cook.

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