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Canadian Women to Dominate Xterra West Championship this Weekend

Credit: Arnold Lim / ITU
Credit: Arnold Lim / ITU

Four standout Canadian women set to race the 2014 XTERRA West Championship this Sunday at Lake Las Vegas, NV. The race features a full-length XTERRA championship race, a shorter distance XTERRA Sprint race as well as 5 km, 10km and 21 km runs.

Albertans  Chantell Widney and Danelle Kabush will  join Christine Jeffrey and Vicoria’s Katie Button on the start line of the tough course on Sunday looking to charge for the win. Canada’s Melanie McQuaid has twice won the event in the last five years and this year, Shonny Vanlandingham will start as the course favourite having won in 2010.

Vanlandingham, the  44-year-old mountain biking specialist just won XTERRA Costa Rica and is proving that she’s getting even better with age. In the top-end mix will be Olympian Flora Duffy from Bermuda who will likely post the same swim time as the top men. Duffy will ensure that the rest of the pack will have to push hard from the gun.

What is XTERRA? Find out more about this off-road triathlon series.