When it comes to off road triathlon there is one event every year which the world's elite obsess over. The Xterra World Championship in Maui, Hawaii is the sport's main event and at the weekend Rotorua's Sam Osborne was on the start line, desperate to improve on last year's third-place finish. Since late last year he has placed all his focus on marching up the World Championship podium – every training run, every race in the lead-up used as a stepping stone to the big dance. Sports reporter David Beck spoke to Osborne about how he went.

After winning the

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