Emma Garrard Takes 4th Place at XTERRA World Championship

October 30, 2014

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PROBAR athlete Emma Garrard recently completed the XTERRA World Championship in Hawaii and sent in this report.

I placed 4th at the XTERRA World Championship on Sunday in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii. I am happy with my result even though it was a far-from-perfect performance and I was only 23 seconds from the podium. I am grateful because it was an improvement on last year’s 5th place and because of the tremendous support I received to be able to compete in this race. Expect to see the women who finished in front of me contending for a medal next Olympics.

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My results for the 7 years have competed have been 13th, 12th, 11th, 10th, 8th, 5th, and 4th! I came out of the water in 11th place and started the run in 4th place holding off a lot of strong runners. There was a lot of elevation gain on the bike and run which worked to my advantage. As expected, it was a hot, humid day out there and I was able to pace and fuel myself well for the race. I didn’t eat any solids while racing due to the intensity of the race, but PROBAR fueled my training and travel for the event.

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Thanks again for your support this year and for making it the best yet! I am looking forward to the off-season, spending a lot of time with my son but also coaching a Jr Nordic program in Park City. Cheers!

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