After illness in the XTERRA Danao race, Jacqui Allen took 3rd place in the XTERRA Malaysia race on 29th April.  After a few days to recover, she then entered the XTERRA Tahiti race on 6th May with hopes of another medal finish.

A new course was debuted this year, with athletes running on the island of Moorea.  With steep climbs, rocky downhills, and creek crossings, the course required physical endurance, technical skills and mental strength to complete.  The course involved a 1.5km swim, 30km bike, and 10.6km run.

Jacqui was the 1st female to finish, and had a top 10 finish overall – with a finish in 6th place including the men.  She finished the course with a time of 3:05:45.  This was her 2nd XTERRA Asia-Pacific win of 2017, having taken 1st place in New Zealand a few weeks earlier.

Jacqui is currently in 2nd place in the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour Elite Females with a total of 232 points, just behind Carina Wasle (275 points).  Her races so far:
New Zealand – 1st place (75 points)
Philippines – Did not finish
Malaysia – 3rd place (82 points)
Tahiti – 1st place (75 points)

Read more about the race here.