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October 23, 2011, 7:51 AM HST
* Updated October 23, 12:57 PM
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By Wendy Osher

Calm conditions prevail at D.T. Fleming as triathletes prepare for the XTERRA World Championships on Maui. Photo courtesy, XTERRA.

Off-road triathlon’s event of the year is just hours away, as the 16th XTERRA World Championship gets underway at 9 a.m. HST on Maui’s D.T. Fleming Beach.

Spectators can view the race along Fleming Beach and at the Transition Area/Finish Line, located on the poolside lawn at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua.  Event organizers say the first place athlete is expected to finish at approximately 11:30 a.m.  Event parking is at the ball field behind the preschool at Kapalua.

Those who can’t make it to the West side today, can get live updates on the internet at www.xterramaui.com, via facebook.com/XTERRAplanet and at twitter.com/xterraoffroad starting at 9 a.m. Hawaii time (12 noon PST, 3 p.m. EST, 9 p.m. in Europe, 5 a.m. in Sydney, Australia, 8 a.m. in New Zealand, 4 p.m. in Brazil).

Leading up to the Championship event, was a series of amateur events yesterday, benefiting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui County.  Click HERE for results.

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Event organizers say water at Fleming Beach at 6:30 a.m., was calm with perfect conditions awaiting competitors.

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More than 650 athletes from 28 countries and 42 US States will compete in the challenge, that includes a 1.5km (1-mile) rough water swim, 30km (18.3-miles) mountain bike race, and 10km (6.1-miles) trail run.

Among the popular contenders are world renown cyclist Lance Armstrong (view pre-race VIDEO of Armstrong), and defending champion, Conrad Stoltz of South Africa.

The first place finisher will take home the XTERRA world title and a large share of the $100,000 pro prize purse.

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Pros racing include the following:

Lance Armstrong, pictured here during a practice run on Saturday. Photo courtesy, XTERRA.

Pro Men: Race # (place at last year’s WC) – Name – Age, Hometown

  • 1 (1) – Conrad Stoltz – 38, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • 2 (3) – Michael Weiss – 30, Vienna, Austria
  • 3 (4) – Olivier Marceau – 38, Switzerland
  • 4 (5) – Nicolas Lebrun -38, Digne-les-Bains, France
  • 5 (6) – Eneko Llanos – 34, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • 6 (7) – Richard Ussher – 35, Nelson, New Zealand
  • 7 (9) – Mike Vine – 38, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 8 (10) – Jim Thijs – 31, Huldenberg, Belgium
  • 9 (12) – Ronny Dietz – 33, Chemnitz, Germany
  • 10 (13) – Jan Kubicek – 31, Chodov City, Czech Republic
  • 11 (15) – Branden Rakita – 30, Manitou Springs, Colorado
  • 12 (17) – Sam Gardner – 36, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • 14 (18) – Cedric Lassonde – 35 , London, United Kingdom
  • 15 (20) – Cody Waite – 33, Lakewood, Colorado
  • 16 (24) – Brad Zoller – 34, Avon, Colorado
  • 17 (25) – Felipe Moletta – 24, Sao Jose Dos Pinhais, Brazil
  • 18 (29) – Adam Wirth – 32, Boise, Idaho
  • 19 (32) - Josiah Middaugh – 33, Vail, Colorado
  • 20 (34) – Frederico Zacharias – 29, Cruzeiro Do Sul, Brazil
  • 21 (35) – Yu Yumoto – 33, Tokyo, Japan
  • 22 (36) – Dan Hugo – 26, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • 23 – Ben Allen – 26, North Wollongong, Australia
  • 24 – Jan Frodeno – 30, Cologne, Germany
  • 25 – Lance Armstrong – 40, Austin, Texas
  • 27 – Richard Stannard – 37, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • 28 – Chris Legh – 38, Lyons, Colorado
  • 29 – Tim DeBoom – 40, Boulder, Colorado
  • 30 – Pierre Facomprez – 28, Nervers, France
  • 31 – Kelly Guest – 34, Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • 32 – Ivan Rana – 39, Ordes, Spain
  • 33 – Alejandro Santamaria – 34, Madrid, Spain
  • 34 – Marcel Zamora – 33, Barcelona, Spain
  • 35 – Graham Wadsworth – 29, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 36 – Denis Giovannetti – 38, Pistoia, Italy
  • 37 – Simone Calamai – 42, Florence, Italy
  • 38 – Antonello Pallotta – 37, Acquapendente, Italy
  • 39 – Jason Michalak – 33, Lakewood, Colorado
  • 40 – Llewellyn Holmes – 29, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 41 – Will Ross – 22, Anchorage, Alaska
  • 42 – Cid Santos – 29, Natal, Brazil
  • 43 – Brian Astell – 30, Gualala, California
  • 44 – Victorien Lafargue – 33, Pessac, France
  • 45 – Marco Silva Junior – 44, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 46 – Jimmy Archer – 39, Boulder, Colorado

Melanie McQuaid, during a pre-ride on Wednesday. Photo courtesy, XTERRA.

Pro Women: Race # (place at last year’s WC) – Name – Age, Hometown

  • 62 (3) – Marion Lorblanchet – 28, Clermont Ferrand, France
  • 63 (5) – Suzie Snyder – 29, Stafford, Virginia
  • 64 (6) – Carina Wasle – 27, Kundl, Austria
  • 65 (7) – Lesley Paterson – 31, San Diego, California
  • 66 (8) – Sara Tarkington – 30, Boulder, Colorado
  • 67 (10) – Emma Garrard – 30, Park City, Utah
  • 68 (11) – Melanie McQuaid – 38, Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • 69 (12) – Danelle Kabush – 36, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 70 (13) – Mieko Carey – 33, Saipan, Northern Marianas
  • 71 (18) – Sabrina Enaux – 33, Taintrux, France
  • 72 – Helena Erbenova – 32, Czech Republic
  • 73 – Renata Bucher – 34, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 74 – Kelley Cullen – 31, New Castle, Colorado
  • 75 – Erin Densham – 26, Melbourne, Australia
  • 76 – Kim Baugh – 31, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 78 – Jessica Noyola – 29, San Diego, California
  • 79 – Fabiola Corona – 31, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 80 – Brandi Heisterman – 36, Brackendale, B.C., Canada
  • 81 – Elisabetta Curridori – 20, Villacidro, Italy
  • 82 – Brigitta Poor – 22, Sopron, Hungary
  • 83 – Carla Prada – 40, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 84 – Brandyn Roark – 32, Seattle, Washington
  • 85 – Tanis Tomlin – 35, Cranbrook, B.C., Canada
  • 86 – Manuela Vilaseca – 32, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 87 – Caroline Colonna – 47, Taos, New Mexico
  • 88 – Catherine Dunn – 50, Wellington, New Zealand

*** Supporting information, courtesy XTERRA.

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