Champions to converge on Guam for triathlon
Pacific Daily News
Hyper Event Promotions, in conjunction with the Guam Triathlon Federation, is producing the Michelob Ultra XTICER Off-Road Triathlon on March 25. The event will start at 7:30 a.m. at the United Seaman's Service Club in Piti, according to a press release.
Although this is the third year for the event, it has elevated its status in off-road triathlon by becoming an official Nissan Xterra Points Series race.
The event consists of a 1K swim in the waters just behind the club in Piti, followed by a mountain bike up Nimitz Hill and around the Guam High School area, climbing up into the technical terrain atop Mt. Alutom, and finishing with a 5K trail run up in the same area. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers, the release states.
The men's race will feature some familiar local triathletes such as Jude Baker. He'll have his hands full competing with Courtney Cardenas, an XTERRA regional champion from California, who is a confirmed participant in the race. In the women's race, 2004 XTERRA world champion Jamie Whitmore from California, and 2005 XTERRA Saipan champion Renata Bucher from Switzerland will battle it out in a preview of the following week's duel at the XTERRA Saipan Championship. Whitmore, who the release states has had more success in XTERRA competitions than any other athlete -- male or female --rode parts of the Mt. Alutom course during a visit in 2004. Although the event will feature world-class triathletes, it is open to local athletes as well as relay teams. Registration is available at Active.com.