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Xterra Czech Race Recap


Wow, that was hard.
My first Xterra race was on a super tough course with long climbs and fast downhills. 3800 feet of elevation in 21 miles on the bike and 1000 feet for the 6.2 mile run. The swim was non-wetsuit legal (no swim skins allowed) which made for a chilly start to the day - even for a 12:30pm race start. The competition was fierce as this was the European Championship.
I learned a lot, had fun and suffered for 3 hours and 45 minute. I don’t think my heart has ever beat so high and hard for that long.
I’m thrilled for Karel for placing 3rd in his age group. What a special day for him to race in Czech.

To hear more about our race, check out our video race recap below....

Here are a few pics from the race. 

Swim Start

Getting ready for the 12:30pm race start. 

The first of many long climbs.

Satisfied at the finish.

Beautiful location for a transition area in the town square. 

Karel's bike post race. 

My bike post race. 

Karel's Czech friends. 

Awards Ceremony

My gear for the race. 

Finish line smiles!

Karel waiting for me at the finish line. 

If you'd like to check out the course, I put together a video from our recon ride. You can see the video HERE.