The Malaga native who has lost the first position in the race on foot has achieved the second place. Roger Serrano eleventh
Today was held in Maui (Hawaii) the twenty-first edition of the XTERRA World Championship where in the starting line we had two Spaniards in the professional category Rubén Ruzafa ya Roger Serrano. Among the favorites for the victory were the winner last year, Josiah Middaug and the Ironman World Champion Sebastian Kienle, where many looks were placed.
The race started at 9 in the morning local time, (21: 00 Spanish time) with the 1, 5 km of swimming in the sea where the triathletes have faced a fairly busy sea. Courtney Atkinson was the first to get out of the water followed by Ben Allen to 10 seconds and Leonardo Chacon to 32. Roger Serrano came out in seventh place to 40 seconds and Ruben Ruzafa to 16 to 2: 30 to the head. Sebastian Kienle left the 18º to 2: 45.
Already in the cycling sector, the triathletes faced the 32 km of BTT in a hard circuit marked by the past rains, where the strength and skill of the malagueño has made him overcome positions to reach the T2 in first position with 4: 30 minutes ahead of Mauricio Méndez and a minute more on Been Allen. The champion of last year, Josiah Middaug, reached more than 7 minutes from the head. Roger Serrano arrived fifth at 12 minutes from Malaga.
In the 10 km of Trail Runnig, Rubén Ruzafa he could not maintain an advantage and the victory was for the Mexican Mauricio Méndez in a time of 2: 49: 39, that made the 10 km in only 42: 07 minutes, followed by the mañagueño Rubén Ruzafa (2: 51: 03) in second position. Ben Allen (2: 53: 50) was third. Last year's champion Josiah Middaugh was finally fifth with a running sector. The other Spanish representative Roger Serrano I finish in the eleventh position with a final time of 3: 05: 34
1 Mauricio Mendez 2: 49: 39
2 Rubén Ruzafa 2: 51: 03
3 Ben Allen 2: 53: 50
4 Braden Currie 2: 55: 49
5 Josiah Middaugh 2: 57: 07
6 Leonardo Chacon 2: 57: 15
7 Ben Hoffman 3: 01: 42
8 Courtney Atkinson 3: 02: 23
9 Sam Osborne 3: 02: 53
10 Rom Akerson 3: 05: 17
Flora Duffy imposes her law with an overwhelming victory and gets her third world title
In the female category, Flora Duffy Winner at 2014 and 2015 and ITU Triathlon World Champion this year, was the big favorite, although triathletes of the likes of Lesley Patterson , second last year, or Myriam Guillot they started betting on the title.
The first to leave the water was Flora Duffy followed by Michelle Flipo to 1: 30 and Joana Brown 10 seconds behind. In the bicycle sector, Duffy showed that he has no rival, increasing his advantage and reaching the T2 almost 7 minutes ahead of Myriam Guillot-Boisset and Suzie Snyder who arrived 40 seconds behind.
The final victory was for a great Flora Duffy with a time of 3: 15: 00 that dominated the test from start to finish. The British Lesley Patterseon (3: 25: 02) entered second position at 10 minutes. The third final position was for Suzie Snyder (3: 29: 04)
With this victory Flora Duffy closes a magnificent year, with the ITU Triathlon World Championship and her third XTERRA World Championship.
1 Flora Duffy 3: 15: 00
2 Lesley Paterson 3: 25: 02
3 Suzie Snyder 3: 29: 04
4 Myriam Guillot-Boisset 3: 30: 52
5 Helena Erbenova 3: 32: 55
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