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Triathlete overcomes Army accident

Published: Thursday, Sept. 22 2011 10:40 p.m. MDT

"I think it's an honor for me to be on the line with him," he said. "That's the last time I'll see him, of course."

XTERRA is one of the few races where challenged athletes, open division athletes and the 330 pros all line up together and compete at the same time on the same course. Vogtsberger said it makes the races special. The race starts at 9 a.m. at Pineview Reservoir and finishes around 11:15 a.m. at Snowbasin. There is a festival for the public beginning at 10 a.m. at Snowbasin.

"We're all equal at the start," he said. "There's no time difference, no one starting early. We all have to fight to get in the lead. There is no handicapped."

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XTERRA SCHEDULE

Saturday's Race Information

9:00am XTERRA USA Championship Start

www.xterraplanet.com/utah/usaChamps.html at Port Ramp Marina (1.5k swim, 30k mtb, 10k trail run)

9:20am XTERRA Utah Start – Long Course

www.xterraplanet.com/utah/utahTri.html at Port Ramp Marina (1.5k swim, 30k mtb, 10k trail run)

9:40am XTERRA Utah Start – Sport Course

www.xterraplanet.com/utah/utahTri.html at Port Ramp Marina (750m swim, 16k mtb, 5k trail run)

10am-2pm Expo area open at Snowbasin – exhibits, live music, food service

10am-3pm Registration and packet pickup for XTERRA Trail Runs – Nationals, 10K and 5K

10:30am-2:30pm Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon - benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation

11am XTERRA Sport winner expected at Snowbasin

11:15

11:45am XTERRA USA Championship Male/Female Winner Expected

12:00pm XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – Trail Running

1:50pm XTERRA Cut-off at T2

2pm XTERRA USA Championship

XTERRA Utah Awards Ceremony at Snowbasin

After Party at Harvest Moon Festival in downtown Ogden

8am-10pm Harvest Moon Festival on 25th Street

www.historic25.com/component/k2/item/134-harvest-moon-festival-2011.html>

XTERRA TRAIL RUNNING at Snowbasin Resort

7:00-8:00am Late registration at Snowbasin

7:00-8:30am Packet pick up at Snowbasin

8:00am XTERRA Expo open

9:00am XTERRA Trail Running National Championship Half Marathon Start

9:05am XTERRA 5km and 10km Trail Run starts

9:00am-2:00pm Paul Mitchell Cut-a-Thon, a benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation

9:20am

9:40am 5km/10km winners expected

10:06

10:19am Men's and Women's National Championship male/female winners expected

11:00am XTERRA Kids Sprint (free)

11:00am XTERRA 5km and 10km awards ceremony

11:45am XTERRA National Championship race awards ceremony

2:00pm XTERRA Expo closes

After Party in downtown Ogden

6:00pm XTERRA After Party (Location TBA)

XTERRA SCHEDULE

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