Qualification for XTERRA Nationals

With my result at Whitewater, I ended up qualifying for the XTERRA National Championship.

Here is what they sent via email:

“Congratulations!

Your outstanding performance in this year’s XTERRA America Tour has qualified you to compete at the prestigious XTERRA USA Championship to be held at Snowbasin Resort, Utah on September 21, 2013.

As the grand finale of more than seventy events held across the country, XTERRA’s USA Champs is a chance to compete against top-performing athletes from each of XTERRA’s seven regions across the country, and earn the title of “XTERRA National Champion”.  There are slots to the 2013 XTERRA World Championship available as well.

The colors of Autumn are everywhere on the scenic Snowbasin course which combines a 1.5-kilometer swim at Pineview Reservoir, 28-kilometers of mountain biking, and a 10-kilometer trail run.  It’s all filmed for a one-hour television show and the fun continues after the race at the annual Harvest Moon Festival on Ogden’s Historic 25th Street.”

Though I never planed to head out to Utah, it was nice to see I could have raced. What sucks is even if I wanted to go, the injuries from training and racing this year would prevent me from racing. I doubt I will be back until next year. I had a couple other off-road races planned, but it is not looking good for those anymore either.

I’m now looking to next year and hoping that will be enough time…

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About Jim Newell

Associate Professor of English, Daytona State College / Thinker / Ponce Inlet Surfer / Improviser / Dad
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