Posts Tagged ‘triathlon’
XTERRA Reunion. Adventure paradise…
XTERRA Reunion by Conrad Stoltz
The tropical, volcanic island of Reunion is located close to Madagascar. Reunion, with its distinctly French flavor, is also Adventure Paradise! A perfect home for XTERRA:
Tropical climate with palm trees, warm water, corral teeming with colourful fish, but also plenty of lava rocks, leg bursting climbs, scenic views, technical single track, river crossings, beach sand and of course a very enthusiastic local triathlon community!
#TBT Caveman catches air at XTERRA Milwaukee 2005
XTERRA Milwaukee was one of my favourite XTERRAs of all time. Right in the middle of the city build by beer loving Germans, and stunning, rough and ready bike & run courses.
This year was insanely hot and humid – you can see I’m glowing like a ripe tomato, with top rolled up to get more ventilation. To manage the heat exhausted athletes at the finish, the city parked a huge double decker city bus with Aircon running flat out to cool cooked athletes down.
The 2nd year was pouring with rain, we had a duathlon and I crashed really hard- 3 times
Cant believe how far bike design has come in 10 years! The 2005 Specialized Sworks Epic was aluminium, the new Brain shock was on the seat stay, no Brain in the fork, bars were narrow, shoes were modified XC shoes (I cut the tongues out) and Mavic was the best wheels around. (Now we have Roval wheels)
Life in the life of the Caveman- XTERRA New Zealand
This blog has been sitting in my drafts folder for a few months- so dont be confused with Liezel being pregnant again- shes not. Just catching up on blogging and telling the story…
It was tough to say goodbye to #PrincessHotstuff and baby bump for a whole 2 weeks! Especially on a trip to her 2nd home (and Netball stomping grounds) – New Zealand and Australia.
Last year, we had an absolute blast at XTERRA New Zealand.
Which is the reason I came back here. Great course, well organized, spectacular country, and paired with XTERRA Australia – which had petty good prize money.
Rotorua in New Zealand is sporting paradise. In fact, coming from dry, sun scorched Africa, its is paradise with
Suunto Adventure film
Suunto Adventure film. Take a peek into the lives and minds of Suunto Adventurers. What makes us tick?
Using my Suunto Ambit3 GPS Sports watch to push the limits, chase the horizon, and sometimes, even win races.
Taking Triathlons into the Wild- NY Times article
Recent NY Times article on triathlons moving to the more adventurous side:
[Most off-road racers start with traditional endurance events before moving on to off-road competitions.
Conrad Stoltz, a professional triathlete from South Africa and four-time Xterra World Champion, started his career with traditional triathlons and competed in two Olympics. He now focuses on off-road competitions.
“With road triathlon, you chase the white line on the road,” Stoltz said. “It’s all about taking as much pain as possible. He or she who trained the hardest and suffers the most usually wins.
“To do well in off-road tris you need to be technically skilled, brave and robust, on top of being superfit and well trained.”
“You go back to the Stone Age. You’re a caveman or cavewoman again.”]
Read the whole article on the NYTimes link: