Xterra Pan American Championship, Interview free solo climbing pioneer, Atacama Desert crossing and Pembrokeshire Triathlon on HorizonSports this week

Xterra Pan American Championship 2018

Welcome to Utah for the 15th XTERRA Pan American Championships.  In the world of endurance sports, XTERRA is considered to be one of the most prestigious racing tours and is the ultimate test for off-road triathletes.  More than 500 athletes from 30 countries took part in the event, which was the culmination of a 12-stop series of off-road triathlons spanning South and Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada, and the U.S. From professional elite athletes to weekend warriors, the XTERRA is for everyone.  The main event combines a 1.5km swim, a 30km mountain bike, and a 10km trail run, whilst there are also shorter races for beginners.

Interview free solo climbing pioneer

HorizonSports’s Elias Reyes interviews one of world’s first free solo climbers (no rope) – the Italian Maurizio Zanolla known as Manolo. Manolo is the first Italian free climber who became world-famous very young for his free solo ascents in the Dolomites. His most famous feat was the first ever climb of a grade 8b (“l’Ultimo Movimento in Totoga” (Pale di San Martino)) in 1986. We discover that he is humble, shy and philosophical with a good sense of humour despite the “irresponsible” climbing risks he took as a young man…
Pembrokeshire Coastal Triathlon 2018
(Welsh Super Series Round 2). The Pembrokeshire Coastal Triathlon is based at Broad Haven in St. Bride’s Bay, a stunning beach setting in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. After a swim in the Atlantic Ocean and a challenging bike ride on the steep and scenic local roads, the race finishes with a clifftop run that takes competitors high above the sea on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
Racing The Planet 2018 4deserts – Atacama Crossing
The course of the Atacama Crossing Chile (one of the Racing The Planet events) takes competitors across a wide variety of terrain and includes approximately 1,683 meters (5,521 feet) of ascents and 2,508 meters (8,228 feet) of descents over the 6-stage 250km race. Competitors go through magnificent salt flats stretching as far as the eye can see, run down huge sand dunes which will literally take your breath away and go through canyons where you can touch the walls on both sides.
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