Today, Thursday, June 6, at 12:30pm EST XTERRA will stream a live HD broadcast of a round-table discussion with the sports biggest stars as they prepare for Sunday’s 15th annual XTERRA East Championship.
12:30p Presser LIVE link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/
Brought to you by Luck Stone, the feed will come from Brown’s Island in downtown Richmond, VA – headquarters for all the racing action.
Moderated by Luck Stone’s Courtney Simons, pros in attendance will be a trio of South Africa’s greatest endurance athletes that are in town for the race, ranging from one of the youngest in the pro field – Brad Weiss – to the immensely talented Dan Hugo – along with the sports biggest star – Conrad “the Caveman” Stoltz. Stoltz is a two-time Olympian, 6x World Champion, and winner of seven of the last eight races in Richmond.
We also have three of the most decorated women in XTERRA with 3-time World Champion, Canadian Melanie McQuaid, another former World Champ, Shonny Vanlandingham, and the current XTERRA USA National Champion Suzie Snyder.
Luck Stone, a presenting sponsor of the XTERRA East Championship, will also provide comprehensive coverage of the pro race on Sunday that includes live HD video, GPS tracking of the pros, and a social media (GIS) map with highlighted tweets from spotters along the course. There will be four streaming channels of live HD video starting at 8am EST on Sunday, June 9, at xterra.luckstone.com.
WHAT: The XTERRA East Championship triathlon combines a one-kilometer swim in the James with a 20-mile mountain bike in and around James River Park and a seven-mile trail run. It’s part of the nationwide XTERRA America Tour of off-road triathlons and trail runs.
In addition to Sunday’s main event, on Sat, June 8 the schedule includes the XTERRA Fugitive 10km and 21km trail runs, a free kids run, plus the XTERRA expo at Brown’s Island.
8am – XTERRA Richmond 21km Trail Run Start
8:30am – XTERRA Fugitive 10km Trail Run Start
9am-1pm – Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, benefit for Challenged Athletes Foundation
10am – XTERRA Kids Sprint (free)
2pm – Ride 2 Remember – bike ride honoring “Spike” Ann Toler
Sunday, June 9
8:00am – XTERRA East Championship Pros start in James River under bridge by Brown’s
9:15am – Start of XTERRA Sprint tri
9:45am – Start of XTERRA East Championship age group race
WHERE: XTERRA Headquarters is on Brown’s Island – Richmond, VA