Truckee athlete finishes 5th in Xterra |

Truckee athlete finishes 5th in Xterra

Truckee’s Conrad Snover has been busy this year.

In addition to competing in the XTERRA triathlons in Los Angeles and Keystone, Colo., he raced in the Donner Lake triathlon, the Cleveland International and most recently the XTERRA U.S. National Championships in Incline Village on Sept. 22.

Snover, 26, finished 5th in his age group (men 25-29) and 42nd overall with a time of 3:14:55, on a course that is considered by many to be the toughest in the circuit. Sunday’s race consisted of a 1.5K swim in Lake Tahoe, a 34K Bike up Tunnel Creek to the Flume trail and a 10K run on the trails behind Ponderosa Ranch.

“The race was brutal; I don’t think I have raced on a more difficult run,” said Snover.

The run section of the course ascended out of the transition area and climbed considerably along a sand and dirt trail before ending on the shores of Lake Tahoe.

A two-day event, the XTERRA Championships featured the worlds’ top athletes competing for a $10,000 purse.

Snover’s finish earned him a spot in the XTERRA World Championships in Maui, Hawaii, which will be Oct. 14.

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