The organizers of XTERRA Brazil are making history with the first running of XTERRA Amazon in the planet’s largest rainforest in the city of Manaus in Northern Brazil.
Tomorrow, you can watch it live at www.amazonsat.com.br starting at 9 am (EST).
XTERRA U.S. Series Pros Branden Rakita and Jenny Smith are among an all-star cast of South American pros including Brazilians Alexandre Manzan, Alexandre Ribeiro, Felipe Moletta, and Rodrigo Altafini, Ezequiel Morales from Argentina (just finished 2nd at Ironman Brazil) and Chilean legend Cristian Bustos. Among the women elites are Maria Soleda Omar from Argentina, 2009 Brazilian Tour champion Carla Prada and adventure racing star Cris de Carvalho.
The race consists of a 1.5 km swim, a 30 km mountain bike, and 9 km trail run – all on a military base where athlete safety is supported by the Brazilian Army.