NOOSA triathlete Greg Ball defended his world off-road title last week. He won the men’s 55-59 division of the Xterra World Championship off-road triathlon in typically hot conditions at Maui. Greg crossed the line after 3hr 23min and 40sec (1.5km swim 26:22 , 32km MTB 1:57:29, 10.5km run 55:52) . The Coast’s Kelly-Anne Speight was fourth in the women’s 30-34 category after hitting the tape in 3:53:38 (28:29, 2:23:04, 57:54). When Greg returned, he competed at Noosa Tri where he finished seventh in his age group 2:17:39 (26:30, 1:02:08, 41:56).