The Malaga native who has lost the first position in the race on foot has achieved the second place. Roger Serrano eleventh
Today the twenty-first edition of the XTERRA World Championship was held in Maui (Hawaii) where we had two Spaniards in the professional category on the starting line 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 test began at 9 a.m. local time, (21:00 p.m. Spanish time) with 1, 5 km of swimming in the sea where triathletes have faced a fairly moving sea. Courtney Atkinson was the first out of the water followed by Ben Allen at 10 seconds and Leonardo Chacon at 32. Roger Serrano came out in seventh place at 40 seconds and Rubén Ruzafa the 16th at 2:30 in the head. Sebastian Kienle left the 18th at 2:45.
Already in the cycling sector, the triathletes faced the 32 km of MTB in a hard circuit marked by the past rains, where the strength and dexterity of Malaga has made him trace positions to reach the T2 in first position with 4:30 minutes ahead of Mauricio Méndez and one more minute about Been Allen. Last year's champion, Josiah Middaug, reached more than 7 minutes of the head. Roger Serrano came fifth to 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 Mendez in a time of 2:49:39, which made the 10 km in just 42:07 minutes, followed by the mañagueño Rubén Ruzafa (2:51:03) in second position. Ben Allen (2:53:50) He was third. Last year's champion Josiah Middaugh was finally fifth with a career on foot. The other Spanish representative Roger Serrano I finished 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 in 2014 and 2015 and ITU Triathlon World Champion this year, she was the favorite, although triathletes the size 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 at 1:30 and Joana Brown 10 seconds behind. In the cycling 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 came 40 seconds behind.
The final victory was for a great Flora Duffy with a time of 3:15:00 that dominated the test from beginning to end. The british Lesley Patterseon (3:25:02) He entered second place 10 minutes. The third final position went to Suzie Snyder (3: 29: 04)
With this victory Flora Duffy closes a magnificent year, with the ITU Triathlon World Championship and its 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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