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Favorite Local Races Of The Pros

  • By Bethany Mavis
  • Published May 1, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:38 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen


Lesley Paterson
Based in: San Diego
Results: 2011 Xterra world champion

“The Xterra Mission Gorge Trail Run (Trailrace.com/missiongorge). It’s a super fun race as they take you up this really steep technical terrain and the famous steps up to the vantage point on Mission Trails. It’s always baking hot and you get to see parts of San Diego you never see, plus it’s a brutal workout. You get all the road runners showing up and while they can often keep up running up the hills, they get their asses handed to them on the way down!”

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Bethany Mavis

Bethany Mavis

Bethany Mavis is the associate editor for Triathlete and Inside Triathlon magazines. She received her B.A. in journalism from Point Loma Nazarene University and is a multiple half-marathon finisher.

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