Good luck to the TEAM AVIA athletes who will take on the best of the best at the XTERRA World Championships! TEAM AVIA athletes competing include – Melanie McQuaid (2009 XTERRA USA Champion), Shonny Vanlandingham (2009 XTERRA USA Championships – 2nd), Danelle Kabush (fastest runner in the 2008 Champs), Conrad Stoltz (3x World Champion, Nico LeBrun (European Champion), and Craig Evans.
On October 25, 2009 a maxed-out field of 600 international dirt lovers will embrace the annual challenge of XTERRA’s most grueling course – and in the ensuing hours put their mental and physical toughness up against Mother Nature’s arsenal of sun, sand, water, kiawe and lava. When it’s all over, they’ll don some of the weirdest and most wonderful costumes you’ve ever seen and dance the night away at what is surely triathlon’s greatest after party.
Athletes from more than 20 countries and 40 states will gather in Maui – having competed all season long for the right to be at the XTERRA Global Tour’s culminating event. What begins as a gathering of relative strangers end as a family whose friendship defies boundaries of title and expertise and unites them all in the challenge of Man vs. Mother Nature.
$105,000 in pro prize money is up for grabs and for age groupers the title of World Champion earns them a one-of-a-kind XTERRA World Champion jersey. All the action will be filmed for a one-hour nationwide TV special, and on race day, you can log-on to XTERRA.TV for live coverage from Maui.