A strong field of young aspiring triathletes was seen toeing the line at South Africa’s premier off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA Lite in Grabouw on Sunday, 26 February 2017.
Reigning XTERRA Lite Grabouw Champion, Hayley Preen was back with a vengeance. “I had my best swim ever today,” says Preen. “I was in third place going into transition. I managed to catch the second lady almost straight away on the mountain bike course and could see the first lady on the climb. I caught her and then went as hard as I could on the single track. From there I was pretty much on my own and proceeded to have a great run. I love the XTERRA Lite and I love the XTERRA off-road vibe.” Preen claimed victory in an impressive time of 01 hour 19 minutes 01 seconds. Shanae Williams came in second, while Bridget Theunissen finished third.
“Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw is the biggest XTERRA event in the world, and overseas visitors are always in awe about the amazing vibe and culture of the event. The Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw Lite gives beginner off-road triathletes the chance to prove themselves in the dam, on the tough climbs of the mountain bike route, and on the soft sands of the dam’s beach. And since there’s also an event for kids and more serious XTERRA Warriors, the whole family can share in the fun and fitness,” says Jeremy Yatt, Principal Officer of Fedhealth.
After a tough day on route, the BOS Sport Recovery Zone was a welcomed oasis for tired XTERRA Warriors.
For further information on the Fedhealth XTERRA contact 082 991 0045 or email [email protected]
Issued by: NEWSPORT MEDIA
On behalf of: STILLWATER SPORTS