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Ironman stars Sebastian Kienle, Ben Hoffman go after Xterra Double Title at this weekend’s world championship


Two of this year’s top Kona finishers — Sebastian Kienle, who placed second and Ben Hoffman, who placed fourth — are set to toe the start line of this weekend’s Xterra World Championship in Maui for the Outrigger Resorts Double Title, an award given each year to the athlete with the fastest combined Xterra and Ironman world championship times.

Kienle and Hoffman, who have both proven their talents across the full distance this year and throughout their careers, have each won the Double Title at different points. For Hoffman, his most recent win was last year.

“Should be a good battle with Sebi for the double this year,” he said in an interview with Xterra. “Spoke to him at the awards banquet and he is looking forward to it as well. Hopefully the legs will come around in time!”

Elites who win the Double Title are awarded $2,500 USD. Age-group men and women can also compete for the Double Title in their own divisions and are awarded a four night-stay at at a Maui Outrigger resort.

We’ll have a Canadian preview of this weekend’s Xterra World Championship up later this week, but in the mean time here is a list of the contenders for the Doubles. Andrew and Virginia Sellars of Vernon, B.C. are two Canadians with a shot at the titles in their respective age-groups.

Name Hometown Division IM Time
Sebastian Kienle Muehlacker, Germany Elite M 8:10:02
Ben Hoffman Boulder, CO, USA Elite M 8:13:00
Michi Weiss Gumpoldskirchen, Austria Elite M 8:49:54
Pablo Ureta Cordoba, Argentina M35-39 9:37:49
Olivier Lyoen Pertuis, France M35-39 9:43:46
Filipe Aragao Brasilia, Brazil M30-34 9:50:35
Andrew Sellars Vernon, B.C., Canada M45-49 9:58:10
Arnaud Bouvier Digne les Bains, France M50-54 10:12:45
Virginia Sellars Vernon, B.C., Canada F40-44 11:34:44
Karsten Olsen Fredericia, Denmark M60-64 11:52:00
Mark Alderman Rutland, VT, USA M50-54 11:57:37
Janie White Paradise Valley, AZ, USA F55-59 12:04:27
Megan Arthur Hamilton, New Zealand F40-44 12:42:24
Mitchell Wendorff Wailuku, HI, USA M30-34 13:29:15
Scott Perrine Gilbert, AZ, USA M45-49 13:58:41
Marcy Fleming Kailua, HI, USA F55-59 15:29:44