It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since last years Xterra race. This year was a special year because Guam and the Philippines are now also hosting Xterra Championship races in back-to-back-to-back weekends. This lured in a fantastic group of pro's and international athletes to compete in what some say is the toughest and most beautiful Xterra courses. This was my second time to race Xterra Saipan and I was hoping to improve my time from last year. I changed some things up with my training and strategy, and ended up improving my performance.
|The race starts on the same beach where WWII Marines launched their attack in 1944. The waters were a little rough and current was strong. Nearly 80 competitors begin their swim.|
This was my favorite section of the bike course, riding down the backside of Wireless Ridge.
|Some great people and amazing athletes.|
|I improved by almost 19 minutes from last year, click above to see a larger print of my results.|