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Xterra Announces Top-Notch Pro Field For Worlds

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Oct 8, 2012
Photo: Xterra

The 17th edition of the Xterra World Championship on Oct. 28 at Kapalua, Maui will feature one of the strongest, most diverse professional fields in the race’s history.

There are more than 70 pros representing 20 countries on the tentative pro start list, including some of the biggest names from the Olympics, Xterra, ITU, Ironman, 70.3, duathlon, winter tri, mountain biking, snowshoeing and adventure racing scenes.

Here is a look at some of the headliners:
- Conrad Stoltz, RSA – Unprecedented four-time Xterra World Champion, 10x US Pro Series Champion
- Javier Gomez, ESP
– Olympic Silver Medalist (current ITU No. 2)
- Sebastien Kienle, GER –
2012 IM 70.3 World Champion
- Eneko Llanos, ESP –
3x Xterra World Champion
- Tim Don, GBR –
2006 World Champion (current ITU WTS No. 16)
- Ben Hoffman, USA –
2012 IM St. George, Wisconsin Champion
- Victor Del Corral, ESP –
2012 IM Lanzarote and ETU Cross Tri Champ, 2011 Xterra France Champion
- Olivier Marceau, SUI –
Three-time Olympian and Xterra European Tour Champion
- Nicolas Lebrun –
2012 Xterra European Tour Champion, 2005 Xterra World Champion
- Josiah Middaugh, USA –
2012 Xterra USA Champion
- Richard Ussher, NZL –
World Adventure Racing Champion
- Chris Legh, AUS – 
Nearly 100 professional triathlon victories
- Francisco “Paco” Serrano, MEX –
2008 Olympian
- Brent McMahon, CAN –
2012 Olympian (current ITU WTS No.37)

For the women…
Lesley Paterson, GBR –
Reigning Xterra World Champ, ITU Cross Tri World Champion
- Erin Densham, AUS –
Olympic Bronze Medalist (current ITU No. 1)
- Mary Beth Ellis, USA –
2012 Ironman Texas and New York Champion (70.3 wins in Norway, Singapore)
- Barbara Riveros, CHI –
London Olympian (current ITU WTS No. 7)
- Magali Tisseyre, CAN –
2012 IM 70.3 Calgary, Mooseman, and Mount Tremblant Champion
- Marion Lorblanchet, FRA –
2010, 2011 Xterra European Tour Champion
- Helena Erbenova, CZE –
2012 Xterra European Tour Champion, 2006 Winter Olympian
- Renata Bucher, SUI –
29 career Xterra Championship wins, 4 Euro Tour titles
- Melanie McQuaid, CAN –
3x Xterra World Champ, 2011 ITU Cross Tri World Champion
- Shonny Vanlandingham, USA –
2010 Xterra World Champ, American Mountain Biking Legend
- Heather Jackson, USA –
2012 Wildflower Long Course and San Diego Int’l Triathlon Champion

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