2013 Mr. XTERRA Brent Bieshaar of Colorado and a couple of his friends, Kevin Adams (Bethesda, MD) and Ben Dillon (Pensacola, FL), are planning on doing an XTERRA race every weekend of 2014.
Not all three will be at every race, but at least one of the three will be at an XTERRA all season long. What they're hoping for now is other adventurous teams to follow suit, and make it a competition.
Dubbed the XTERRA Across America Team Challenge; here’s how it works. Each team can consist of no more than three team members. Those two or three people will combine their efforts to complete an XTERRA triathlon every week of the 2014 XTERRA America Tour season from March 22-23 weekend thru August 24. (Note: XTERRA Key Biscayne on February 16 is not part of the deal).
How each team chooses to divide the races between themselves is entirely up to the team, and there is no requirement that each member compete in an equal number of races.
They'll earn points based on finishing position within their division.
The carrot is this ... the team with the lowest score at the end of the year will be named the winner and each member of the winning team will earn a qualifying slot into the XTERRA World Championship in Maui on October 26 (not a free spot, but a spot nonetheless).
Brent Bieshaar...Mr. Xterra for 2013...Race #179...@ approx. 43:02 in...at (The Xterra USA Championship)...1st time in an Xterra USA Championship..."Blazeman Roll"...for (Awareness and a Cure) for ALS...seeking a meaningful treatment and cure...the Blazeman Foundation for ALS...WarOnALS..."so others may live"...FREEDOM...(from ALS)...Brent, G-D bless and thank you, your friend, Jon, "the -blazeman...(alswarriorpoet-spirit).
XTERRA Across America – Brent Bieshaar truly captured the “Live More” spirit of XTERRA this year by turning his bucket-list idea into reality. He did 22 XTERRA races in 23 weekends and an unprecedented 24 overall during the year. Along his 50,000-mile journey he made a lot of friends, raised thousands of dollars and hope for those touched by Lou Gehrig ’s disease in the name of the Blazeman Foundation, and taught us all a lesson on how to “adapt and conquer