Flying the SA flag in Hawaii

■ Ten XTERRA SA hopefuls will proudly fly the flag on Sunday October 29, when they line up with the world’s best at the XTERRA World Championship in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii. All eyes will be on the Elite Men’s race where South Africa’s golden boy, Bradley Weiss from Stellenbosch, will be hoping to make his mark. “This will be the third time that I race at the XTERRA World Championship,” says Weiss. “I competed in my first XTERRA in 2011 and went to the World Championship for the first time in 2014. There have been many highlights throughout my triathlon career, but my two proudest achievements would be winning our National XTERRA SA title in 2016 and winning the XTERRA European Final in Denmark earlier this year. I am hoping to execute the race that I know that I am capable of,” says Weiss. “I feel I have paid my dues at this stage and have the necessary experience not to make the same mistakes. If I can cross the finish line knowing that I have executed my best race I will be very satisfied. The competitive nature of this race is second to none. I love how close the battle is each year. My goal is and always has been to win.” Pictured is Weiss in action at the Fedhealth XTERRA South African Championship in Grabouw, in February.