XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship Saturday in Kenting, Taiwan
The event has attracted a diverse, international field of athletes ranging from the fastest off-roaders on the planet to newcomers from all over Asia discovering the thrilling adventure of XTERRA for the first time.
Last year’s inaugural event in Taiwan was honored as the “Best Off-Road Triathlon in Asia” and for good reason. The unique setting at the Kenting Youth Activity Center showcases the area’s traditional Minnan style architecture, the culture is warm and welcoming, and the challenge itself is a sensory riot (see video).
Watch the Elite Race Press Briefing Live at 3pm Friday, 3/29, Taiwan Time (GMT+8) on Facebook/XTERRATaiwan.
“I feel good, the body has responded well from Sunday’s effort and I’m excited to be here,” said Weiss.
Two-time and reigning APAC Tour Champ Sam Osborne comes in fresh and ready, Aussie standout Ben Allen looks like he’s in mid-season form and as happy as ever, and two French standouts – Maxim Chane and Brice Daubord – are sure to make things interesting at the top.
Walters has her work cut-out for her in the women’s race as well with reigning XTERRA Asia-Pacific women’s champ Carina Wasle from Austria, reigning APAC Tour Champ Penny Slater from Australia, XTERRA’s Pan Am Tour Champ Fabiola Corona from Mexico, plus Jacqui Allen from the UK, XTERRA Albay winner Samantha Kingsford from New Zealand, Belgium Champ Morgane Riou from France, and the list goes on.
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The XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour features a diverse and fascinating set of passport-worthy destinations boasting everything from white sand beaches, caves, and coral reefs to hot springs, rainforests, and temples dating back to the Ming dynasty. Kenting. Rotorua. Moorea. Marunuma. Kunming.
XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship Elite Field
MEN – 2018 XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour Rank / Position at Kenting – Name – NAT
1/NA – Sam Osborne, NZL
2/NA – Bradley Weiss, RSA
3/2 – Ben Allen, AUS
6/7 – Joe Miller, PHI
10/NA – Fabien Combaluzier, FRA
12/NA – Brodie Gardner, AUS
13/NA – Maxim Chane, FRA
17/1 – Lewis Ryan, NZL
NA/3 – Doug Hall, GBR
NA/4 – Taylor Charlton, AUS
NA – Cliff Chiang, TWN
NA – Brice Daubord, FRA
NA – Yuan Keng Hsu, TWN
NA – Chung-Yi Lin, TWN
NA – Luke McKenzie, AUS
WOMEN – 2018 XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour Rank / Position at Kenting – Name – NAT
1/NA – Penny Slater, AUS
2/3 – Leela Hancox, AUS
3/NA – Samantha Kingsford, NZL
5/2 – Jacqui Allen, GBR
6/NA – Carina Wasle, AUT
12/NA – Lydia Hale, NZL
NA/1 – Nicole Walters, GBR
NA – Fabiola Corona, MEX
NA – Beth McKenzie, AUS
NA – Morgane Riou, FRA
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