July 27-28, 2002 – Keystone, Colorado
On July 27 – 28, 2002 the XTERRA off-road triathlon and sports festival returns to Keystone, Colorado, for its 5th consecutive year. Whether you’re a spectator or an athlete, you’ll appreciate the extreme conditions Mother Nature dishes up. Keystone’s finest natural beauty is offset by the toughest terrain, the least amount of oxygen, and water so frigid it hurts to put your face in it.
In addition to the lung-busting XTERRA (1K swim / 26K mountain bike / 10K trail run) and half-distance XT (750M swim / 13K mountain bike / 5K trail run) individual and team races, the weekend includes scenic 5 and 10K trail runs and bone-jarring bike races.
XTERRA is more than just a triathlon. It’s a series of off-road races and events throughout the year that brings together both athletes and non-athletes alike in the spirit of sportsmanship and fun for the whole family.
Xterra is Sun, July 28 @ 10:30am – $85/$180 team
XT is Sun, July 28 @ 8am – $50/$100 team
Trail Run is Sat, July 27 – 9am 5K and 10K
XTERRA is the fastest-growing multi-sport event in the world. Last year, more than 5,000 athletes experienced the XTERRA triathlon on the ten-stop America Tour. Racers competed in Ruston, LA; Gallatin, TN; Hopkinton, MA; Richmond, VA; Rochester, MI; Keystone, CO; Whistler, BC; Hood River, OR; Half Moon Bay, CA; and San Dimas, CA. Worldwide events were held in Japan, the UK and Canada.
The typical XTERRA is comprised of a 1.5K Swim – 30K Mountain Bike – 11K Trail Run. Watch for mountain bike races and clinics, and 5 and 10k trail runs, as well!
This season introduces the USA National Championship Series and more international races. The 6th annual XTERRA World Championship remains the ultimate challenge with 400 of the sport’s best athletes vying for the coveted title and prize purse in Maui, Hawaii.
“Make no mistake. Off-road triathlons are here to stay. You may not have a mountain-bike triathlon in your neighborhood yet, but sooner or later, you will.”
– 1998, Scott Tinley, Two-time IRONMAN World Champion & off-road triathlon guru