Firstly I would like to start with a HUGE thank you. With out the help and support from family, friends and sponsors I wouldn’t be on this epic journey to become one of the worlds best.
As you already know on the racing front my mid season has been relatively quiet compared to previous years. This has been a tactical decision discussed with my coach and mentors in order to prepare for the 2 biggest races of the year. Tomorrow I race the Xterra World Champs and 3 weeks later I represent Australia at the ITU World Cross Champs. In order to be at my best for these races we decided to train through the European summer time to be fully prepared come October and November.
So tomorrow is the day when I line up against the best in the world. Every male athlete in the top 10 including myself has won 1 or more World Tour races this season and will be on the start line to win a World Title. I’m feeling as ready as i’ll ever be, training has gone well the body is healthy and the mind is focused to endure 2 hours and a half, of pain to achieve a dream.
I’m excited, nervous, anxious but quietly confident that I will deliver the goods tomorrow I can honestly say there’s nothing more a could have done and I stand on the start line ready to make you all proud of my performance. I am surrounded by a great support team in Maui, special mentions to Ladi our On running team manager, Ian our go to guy and masseur, Alex Ball my coach and good friend and as always my mum and dad, these people take the pressure off on race day so we can focus on doing our job out there. A HUGE thank you!
Race Day Coverage:
Benny Allen: #9
You can follow the race here http://www.xterraplanet.com/worlds/
Tomorrow, Sunday – October 23, the island where it all started in 1996 will host the 21st edition of the XTERRA World Championship off-road triathlon.
Follow the race live with streaming coverage at www.xterramaui.com, on twitter @xterraoffroad,#xterramaui, and on Facebook.com/xterraplanet starting at 8:45am Hawaii time. The race starts at 9am with elite men, followed by elite women at 9:01am, then age group waves starting at 9:04am. Note: 9am in Hawaii is 6am in Sydney…
Find unofficial live results at: https://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-24496. Official results after event posted to http://jtltiming.com/multisport.htm