This weekend the XTERRA USA Championship in the city of Avon, Colorado, where the victory has gone to Sullivan Middaugh (USA) in boys and for Lesley Paterson (GBR) in girls.
In the men's category, the victory has gone to Sullivan Middaugh with a time of 2:15:33, followed by the Spanish Rubén Ruzafa (2: 17: 14) and for Sam Osborne (2: 18: 44).
The day started with Sam Osborne leading out of the water, closely followed by Timothy O'Donnell and Keller Norland.
However, it was the performance of Rubén Ruzafa y Sullivan Middaugh the one that marked the race.
Both athletes went wheel to wheel during the cycling segment, with Ruzafa, the seven-time world champion, leading the event.
Despite Middaugh's attempts to take the lead, Ruzafa remained in control, setting the pace and racing lines.
In the end, Middaugh managed to overtake Ruzafa in the foot race, securing his victory.
Rubén commented on networks:
"Very happy happy with my race and result. It wasn't easy to get a good result, but it came out.
It's been a run with @sullivanmiddaugh from the swim to going for the win in the run.
In swimming I started 1'30 behind @samosborne7, but managed to get into the lead in the first third of the bike.
I tried to release Sullivan on the bike, but I couldn't and we risked it on foot. Sullivan put land in between at km 2 and I held on in second position. "
Men's 5 Top
|Job title||Athlete||Final time||Difference|
|2||Ruben Ruzafa||2:17:14||+ 1: 41|
|3||Sam Osborne||2:18:44||+ 3: 11|
|4||Kieran McPherson||2:23:09||+ 7: 36|
|5||Porter Middaugh||2:23:24||+ 7: 51|
In the female category Lesley Paterson of Great Britain took the victory with a time of 2:44:50, samantha kingsford (2:45:05) of New Zealand was second and Suzie Snyder (2:48:21) United States third.
Top 5 female
|Job title||Athlete||Final time|
|1||Lesley Paterson, GBR||2:44:50|
|3||Suzie Snyder, USA||2:48:21|
|4||Aneta Grabmuller, CZE||2:54:03|
|5||Maria Doring, GER||2:55:17|
Ruzafa rises to fourth place in the ranking
With this win, Middaugh moved up four spots to 10th in the XTERRA World Cup rankings.
On the other hand, the Spanish Ruzafa rises to fourth place of the Ranking.
Men's XTERRA Ranking
- Arthur Serrieres – WR: 1 – 414 points
- Felix forissier – WR: 2 – 402 points
- Jens Emil Sloth Nielsen – WR: 6 – 391 points
- Ruben Ruzafa Cueto – WR: 4 – 384 points (+2)
- Kieran McPherson – WR: 14 – 301 points (+4)
Ranking female XTERRA
- Alizee paties – WR: 2 – 456 points
- Loanne Duvoisin – WR: 4 – 425 points
- Solemn Billouin – WR: 1 – 418 points
- Martha Menditto – WR: 5 – 352 points
- Suzie Snyder – WR: 15 – 314 points (+1)
Last full test of the circuit
XTERRA USA was the last full distance event on the XTERRA World Cup calendar before the XTERRA World Championships in Italy, which includes the Short Track on September 21 and the full distance on September 23,