For the 12th consecutive year, Richmond, Virginia will host the XTERRA East Championships.
Victoria’s Melanie McQuaid has experienced much success on this course (winning three times – going for three in a row this year, was second five times, and was third in her first attempt in 2001), however, as was the case last week in Alabama, expect her to duel it out with the USA’s Shonny Vanlandingham.
Pro Women Start List
USA – Emma Garrard, Kristy Lanier, Shonny Vanlandingham
AUSTRALIA – Christie Sym
CANADA – Christine Jeffrey, Melanie McQuaid
MEXICO – Fabiola Corona
NEW ZEALAND – Jenny Smith
SCOTLAND – Lesley Paterson
SWITZERLAND – Renata Bucher
Conrad Stoltz (RSA) is the clear favourite on the men’s side, winning four of the last five here (Josiah Middaugh won in 2008), and a winner of the first three championship races this year – Nevada, Texas, and Alabama.
Pro Men Start List
USA – Matt Boobar, Ryan DeCook, Craig Evans, Dominic Gillen, Trevor Glavin, Damian Gonzalez, Brandon Jessop, Will Kelsay, Josiah Middaugh, Chris Newell, Branden Rakita, Cody Waite, Seth Wealing, Brad Zoller.
SOUTH AFRICA – Conrad Stoltz