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XTERRA Championship To Honor Mayerhoff

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Nov. 16, 2011
  • Updated Nov. 16, 2011 at 4:05 PM UTC

Custom bibs will feature the late 2010 champion’s name.

Sally Mayerhoff on her way to winning XTERRA Worlds in 2010.

The 2011 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship on December 4 will be run in memory of women’s world champion Sally Meyerhoff.

More than 1,500 runners from around the world will participate in the event at Kualoa Ranch, Hawaii, and each runner will wear a special race bib with the name “Sally” in the background.

Photo Gallery: A Tribute To Sally Mayerhoff

Meyerhoff won the women’s division of the 2010 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship at Kualoa Ranch, setting a women’s course record of 1 hour, 28 minutes, 58 seconds, over the 21-kilometer course.

Just three months after winning that race, Meyerhoff’s life ended tragically on March 8, 2011. She was killed in a cycling accident in her hometown of Maricopa, Ariz., while training for the Ironman World Championship.

In addition to the special race bibs, Meyerhoff will be remembered during a moment of silence prior to this year’s race at Kualoa Ranch.

For more information on the 2011 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship, or to register for the race, please visit www.xterratrailrun.com.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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