Photos: 2017 XTERRA World Championship

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Brazil’s Paulo Borges and Chile’s Juan Pablo Juares

2017 XTERRA World Championship

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Athletes travel from all over the world for the XTERRA World Championships.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Chile’s Barbara Riveros is a longtime XTERRA and ITU athlete.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Bermuda’s Flora Duffy is the top triathlete in the world right now, with two ITU world titles to her name and three-straight XTERRA world titles heading into this race.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Brazil’s Magdalena Mihura gets read to race.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Getting everything ready for the big race.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

California’s Patrick McDonald proves you can race at any age.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

The race always starts with a traditional Hawaiian blessing.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Thumbs up before the start of the race.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Costa Rica’s Carolina Duran gives a big smile!

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Brazil’s Allan Cruz

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Big smiles before the race.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

The athletes dive in to D.T. Fleming Beach.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Athletes emerge from the rough-water swim.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

France’s Cedric Fleureton

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USA’s Branden Rakita

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Spain’s Ruben Ruzafa

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Mexico’s Leonardo Saucedo

2017 XTERRA World Championship

The famous Razor Ridge is one of the most beautiful – and nerve-wracking – parts of the course.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

American Emma Garrard

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Chile’s Barbara Riveros

2017 XTERRA World Championship

China’s Jiachao Wang is one of six physically challenged athletes who competed in the race.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Argentina’s Maximiliano Morales

2017 XTERRA World Championship

USA’s Jessica Koltz

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Spain’s Ruben Ruzafa

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Bradley Weiss on his way to the victory.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

With her fourth-straight XTERRA victory, Flora Duffy cements her name among the greatest to race on dirt.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

American Benny Smith

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Germany’s Laura Philipp

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France’s Matthias Gougues

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The Czech Republic’s Helena Karaskova

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Costa Rica’s Rom Akerson

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USA’s Josiah Middaugh is a former world champ.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

French Polynesia’s Cedric Wane

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Dominic Republic’s Leandro Sanchez

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American Ben Hoffman earned the Outrigger Double bonus for having the lowest combined time between his Kona and Maui performances.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Tiago Maia

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New Zealand’s Braden Currie

2017 XTERRA World Championship

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Hawaii’s Kevin Garnier

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American Suzie Snyder

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American Emma Garrard on the run course.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Japan’s Yuichi Hosoda

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Bradley Weiss on the run.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

New Zealand’s Lewis Ryan

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Hungary’s Brigitta Poor

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Spain’s Kilian Garcia

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Scotland’s Lesley Paterson is a two-time XTERRA world champion.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Australia’s Ben Allen

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Weiss gets his first XTERRA world title.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Weiss crosses the finish line at 2:32:10.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Duffy earns her fourth-straight XTERRA world title.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

The greeters at the finish line of one of the toughest triathlon’s in the world.

2017 XTERRA World Championship

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Argentina’s Carolina Nieva

2017 XTERRA World Championship

2017 XTERRA World Championship

2017 XTERRA World Championship

The champions!

2017 XTERRA World Championship

The Phillipines’ Juan Salang

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Norway’s Oivind Bjerkseth

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American pro Ben Hoffman

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Poland’s Sabina Rzepka

2017 XTERRA World Championship

Spain’s Francisco Gomez

Photos: XTERRA

Bradley Weiss (RSA) and Flora Duffy (BER) captured the 22nd XTERRA World Championship off-road triathlon elite titles on a warm, sunny day in Kapalua, Maui.

It’s the first XTERRA world title for Weiss, and the fourth in a row for Duffy. With the win, Duffy joins XTERRA Hall of Famer Conrad Stoltz as the only other elite to win four titles, she is the first female to four, and is the only elite to win four straight. Read the recap here