2012 XTERRA Maui
Written by: Timothy Carlson
Added: Mon Oct 29 2012
In the women's contest, defending champion and XTERRA veteran Lesley Paterson did everything she could to make it no contest. In the end, she defended the reputation of the XTERRA talent against a creditable performance by ITU star and XTERRA rookie Barbara Riveros-Diaz of Chile by a margin of 4 minutes.
For the hundreds of age groupers who joined their pro counterparts in taking on the challenge of this rugged tropical course, the memories will last forever.
All photographs © Timothy Carlson
Josiah Middaugh of Vail dominated on his home course, Shonny Vanlandingham won for the 4th time in 5 years at age 44 at this jewel of the Rockies and Julie Dibens enjoyed her first triathlon in two years. 7.21.13
Ruben Ruzafa added a second title 5 years after his 2008 World Championship victory; Nicky Samuels joined Hamish Carter as New Zealand Olympians who won Maui. Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson 10.28.13
Olympic silver medalist Javier Gomez of Spain won the XTERRA World Championship in his first off road triathlon and Lesley Paterson of Great Britain repeated at Maui with a dominating, mistake-free race. 10.28.12
Sebastian Kienle leads a talented bunch of ITU and Ironman invaders while XTERRA veterans Conrad Stoltz and Josiah Middaugh are among the off road veterans defending their grip on the men's crown at the XTERRA World Championship. 10.26.12
All the tribes of triathlon come together to tackle a grueling off road test on Maui. The XTERRA World Championship also draws hundreds of passionate amateurs. Photo gallery by Timothy Carlson 10.28.12
The 16th XTERRA World Championship debuted a rugged new course at Kapalua which provided thrills, spills and drama. Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson. 10.24.11
Conrad Stoltz and Shonny Vanlandingham grabbed the 2010 Maui XTERRA World Championships with quite some panache. Eric Wynn was there to capture the action. 10.24.10