Up above Snowbasin the smokey 'X' to mark the 2012 Xterra National Championships.
Saturday athletes from all over the world raced one of the hardest off-road courses in the country. The long course National Champions swam just under a mile in Pineview Resevior then mountain biked 18 miles, climbing 4,000 vertical feet to Snowbasin. Coming out of T2 they immediatly hit a steep, dirt trail climb for the 10k run.
The Xterra Utah Sport course consisted of a 750m swim in Pineview, a 19k (about 12 miles) mountain bike ride, and a 5k. GPP'er Kevin Mortensen showed up on Saturday to race the sprint and he raced hard and finished strong! Way to go Mort!
Sprinting to the finish!