Allen couple sets out for XTERRA series sweep

Published April 17, 2018, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

Aussie Ben Allen and Jacqui Slack-Allen seek to foil Bradley Weiss and Carina Wasle’s back-to-back title drive and pull off a rare husband-and-wife sweep of the XTERRA Philippines series when the premier off-road triathlon is fired off Sunday in Danao, Cebu.

Ben and Jacqui missed the inaugural XTERRA staging in Danao last year after placing third and second, respectively, in Albay in 2016 but both are coming into this weekend’s event organized and produced by Sunrise Events, Inc. ready to slug it out with the best in the fold.

Weiss and Wasle posted a pair of emphatic victories over a crack international field last year but both expect a tougher challenge this time with Allen aiming to add the title to his past XTERRA victories in Malaysia, Asia Pacific Tour, Saipan and Guam, among others.

Two other couples are also in the fold – Jackie Boisset and Myriam Guillot-Boisset of France and Brodie Gardner and partner Kate Schultz of Australia.

Presented by the Province of Cebu and the City of Danao, Xterra Phl is backed by venue hosts Coco Palms Beach Resort and Cebu Technological U, and 2Go Express, David’s Salon, Intercare, Motor Ace, Hyper on Cignal, The Philippine Star, AlcoPlus, DeVant, Sanicare and Storck.