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Evans for Xterra Knysna 2012

Kevin Evans aims at Xterra Knysna 2012

Kevin Evans aims at Xterra Knysna 2012

Former multiple SA mountain biking champion, Kevin Evans will be gunning for his second XTERRA victory on Thursday, 12 July 2012 when he toes the line at the magnificent PEZULA Private Estate’s Field of Dreams (Knysna) to take on his third consecutive TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Knysna presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT.

Evans took gold in 2010 at his XTERRA Knysna debut.  In 2011 however he had to settle for silver finishing second to XTERRA legend Conrad Stoltz.   “I can’t believe that this will be my third XTERRA Knysna,” says Evans. “I reckon that PEZULA is one of the best venues for an event of this nature.  It is great for competitors and spectators alike, plus the Field of Dreams has always held good memories for me.  I’m competitive by nature, so my competitive spirit definitely kicks in at XTERRA as well.  I find the runs, in particular the second run, to be very tough.  The runs are both physically demanding and technical which makes it tough once the body is tired.  The ride is a great route, challenging yet beautiful in the forest.  I used to do duathlons when I was younger, so I know the feeling of going from run to bike to run.  Luckily the distances are manageable, so for me the pain comes in the follow up days.  I would obviously love to take gold on the day however there are athletes that specialize in this sport, so I can never take anything for granted. Of course if Conrad, our World Champion, takes to the start I’ll aim for second place,” laughs Evans.

Evans will face tough competition from XTERRA newcomer Stuart Marais and German XTERRA warrior Nico Pfitzenmaier.

Forming part of the much loved Pick ‘n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, XTERRA Full athletes will need to tackle a 3km trail run, 23km mountain bike and 7km trail run, while XTERRA Lite athletes will be faced with the same challenge, but just over a shorter distance of 3km trail run, 12.5km mountain bike and a 3km trail run.  All three legs of the XTERRA Full and XTERRA Lite will take place in and around the spectacular PEZULA Private Estate.

Date:                                                  Thursday, 12 July 2012
Venue:                                              PEZULA Private Estate, Field of Dreams (Knysna)
Start:                                                  XTERRA Lite ~ 10h00
XTERRA Full ~ 12h30

Entrants can compete individually or in teams of two.

Entries close on Thursday, 05 July 2012.  Late entries will be taken at registration on Wednesday, 11 July at the Totalsports Store, Knysna Mall. Unfortunately late entries will not be taken on the day of the event.

All entrants can look forward to stocking up on energy at the much loved Bokomo Breakfast Zone which will open at 07h00 the morning of the XTERRA at PEZULA Field of Dreams.  Once the action of the race is over, competitors can look forward to regaining their strength in the much loved REHIDRAT® SPORT Recovery Zone.

Exciting News:  The organisers of the TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Knysna presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT are proud to announce that for the first time in the XTERRA Knysna’s history, XTERRA Full Warriors will be eligible to receive age group prizes.  Positions 1-3 in each age group will also be awarded a specially designed Gold, Silver or Bronze medal event BUFF®!

In addition every entrant will receive a unique Totalsports XTERRA BUFF® in their goody bag.  Lucky draw prizes up for grabs on the day will include:  a R2500 TOTALSPORTS Voucher, a spectacular KTM Ultra 2.29 bicycle valued at R9495 and four pairs of New Balance shoes.  Please note that to be eligible for the KTM and Totalsports lucky draw prizes you must be present at the XTERRA Full prize giving.

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