7. Dan Hugo
The XTERRA star rebounded from a 36th-place finish at the 2010 Xterra World Champs to runner-up just one year later. That, paired with his second-place finish at the XTERRA U.S. Championships, places Hugo in prime position to be the next great off-road triathlete. The 26-year-old South African also kick-started his stellar season on home turf with a win at the XTERRA South Africa Championship in February, and showed off his fine, uh, form in Triathlete’s annual swimsuit issue.