The "King" will be chasing fourth consecutive XTERRA title in Ogden, Utah on September 25.
Local runners do well in the third race of the series.
Continental Divide Trail Race is again hosting the off-road national championship.
The race series dates back to 1983.
Seven hundred runners from 17 states took part in the race.
The men's winner didn't take the lead until mile 17.
Cieslewicz entering XTERRA World Championship and Honolulu Marathon.