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Rubén Ruzafa bronze in the XTERRA World Championship

Bradley Weiss and Flora Duffy have proclaimed themselves champion

Today the XXIV has been played in Maui (Hawaii) XTERRA World Championship, where Rubén Ruzafa He was looking for his fourth world title.

Rubén, fourth last year is one of the great specialists in the world of Triathlon Cross, 3 times World Champion XTERRA, 4 World Triathlon Cross ITU and this year European Champion and Runner-up of the World, always make him a rival to fear in this kind of evidence.

In the men's starting line were again the Top 5 of last year, where 4 of them already had the title of XTERRA World Champion.

The test was disputed on the format of 1,5 kilometers of swimming, 31 kilometers of BTT and 10.5 kilometers of Trail Running.

The test began with the 1.500 meters of swimming where the first to leave the water was Sam Osborne along with Maxim Chane and Bradley Weiss. Rubén was 19º at 1 minute of the race head.

In the first kilometers of the bike segment, Rubén, demonstrating that he is one of the best bikers of the specialty, was climbing positions to pass in third position for the first control point, at Weiss's 1 minute.

Gradually he was cutting distances, to reach him in the final part of the segment. finally the first to arrive at T2 was Rubén Ruzafa with 1 minute ahead of Weiss and 1: 40 over Arthur Serrieres and Sam Osborne.

In the running race Bradley Weiss traced the difference from Ruzafa to get the victory and the world title with a time of 2: 33: 40.

The second classified was Arthur Serrieres (2: 34: 55) while Rubén Ruzafa was third with a time of 2: 35: 25

Rubén commented on their networks after the race

Flora Duffy gets her fifth world title

In the female category, the favorite was Flora Duffy, who was looking to get her fifth world title. In the test Spain had the representation of María Calleja.

Duffy was the first to leave the water with more than 2 minutes ahead of Amanda Felder. Maria Calleja was leaving almost 4 minutes from Bermuda.

Flora, with a large cycling segment, distanced herself from her opponents at every kilometer that passed to reach T2 with

Finally, he reached the finish line alone with a time of 2: 49: 24 followed by Lesley Paterson (3: 03: 36) and Helena Karasova (3: 04; 38) in third position.

Maria Calleja was 19ª.

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