Conrad Stoltz and Shonny Vanlandingham grabbed the 2010 Maui XTERRA World Championships with quite some panache. Eric Wynn was there to capture the action.
All images are © Eric Wynn of EricWynn.org
There were quite a few expectations resting on those shoulders.
Julie Dibens was also considerate a favorite for the title despite her recent podium finish in Kona.
All lined up for the prayer before the race.
The bikes meanwhile await the action.
Branden Rakita storming out of the water.
Conrad Stoltz took the lead in no time.
While some people opt to walk up, others have less issue riding here.
Melanie McQuaid was riding in 3rd position and had high aspirations.
Carina Wasle catching age grouper James Schnauer
Defending champion Eneko Llanos is nicely camouflaged here.
The bike course in Maui is quite tough.
Oh yes, we are in Hawaii.
Michael Weiss on his way to 3rd place.
Time for the running action.
Olivier Marceau can taste the finish line at this point.
A very happy Conrad Stoltz crosses the line with 5 minutes to spare and his 4th XTERRA World Championship title.
Marion Lorblanchet grabbed 3rd place.
Not a bad performance by Shonny Vanlandingham at age 41.
Utterly exhausted in paradise.
Just in case we forgot where we were.