Welsch Sisters, XTERRA in Prime Time

February 7th, 2013

Kaytlynn and Heather Welsch – the pre-teen running phenoms from Alvin, Texas – and the 2012 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship were featured on this morning's Today Show and will be the focus of another in-depth feature on primetime national television tomorrow, Feb. 8 at 10pm EST during Rock Center With Brian Williams on NBC.

Honolulu, HI (Feb. 7, 2013) – Kaytlynn and Heather Welsch – the pre-teen running phenoms from Alvin, Texas – and the 2012 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship were featured on this morning’s Today Show and will be the focus of another in-depth feature on primetime national television tomorrow, Feb. 8 at 10pm  EST during Rock Center With Brian Williams on NBC.

A film crew for the show traveled to Kualoa Ranch on the island of Oahu to follow the Welsch sisters as they prepared for and competed in the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship on December 2.

Kaytlynn, 12, and Heather, 10, made national headlines throughout 2012 for their success in running races, and they were the youngest runners in the field for the 21-kilometer XTERRA Trail Run World Championship.

Kaytlynn was an impressive 15th overall among all females, and first in the 10-14 age division. Her time of 2:02:34 was faster than all the boys in that age group. Heather finished 39th overall among all females, and second to her sister in the 10-14 age division. She also made history by becoming the youngest runner ever to complete the 21K course at Kualoa Ranch.

The sisters created a buzz last summer when Kaytlynn placed first overall, and Heather placed third, at an XTERRA Trail Run Series regional race in Texas. They entered numerous other races throughout the year before heading to Hawaii with their parents for the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship.

They also competed in the 2012 XTERRA Trail Run National Championship at Ogden, Utah, in September of 2012, and a reporter from the New York Times traveled to the race to write a lengthy feature on the sisters.

The episode of Rock Center With Brian Williams is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. Eastern Time and 9 p.m. Central Time tomorrow.

About TEAM Unlimited/XTERRA

TEAM Unlimited is a Hawaii-based television events and marketing company, founded in 1988.  It owns and produces XTERRA and in 2013 will offer more than 100 XTERRA off-road triathlon and trail running races in 18 countries worldwide.  In the U.S. alone nearly 200,000 participants took part in the XTERRA lifestyle last year.  In addition, TEAM TV has produced more than 300 adventure television shows resulting in three Emmy’s and 42 Telly Awards for production excellence since 1990.  View samples at www.xterra.tv, and learn more at xterraplanet.com and xterratrailrun.com.

TEAM Unlimited / XTERRA

Welsch Sisters, XTERRA in Prime Time

Contact Info

Trey Garman
808-792-2603
trey@xterraplanet.com
http://www.xterraplanet.com/index.html

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