Entrenando el Xterra 2015 el ceci con mauricio mèndez
apoyando a mi amigo japonès akitomo konno
apoyando a mi amiga bàrbara con las mayores de 60 años
1 Courtney Atkinson 5 00:20:02 MERMAID WATERS, Australia Male
2 Ben Allen 9 00:20:11 NORTH WOLLONGONG, Australia Male
3 Mauricio Mendez 4 00:20:34 MEXICO CITY, Mexico Male
4 Leonardo Chacon 21 00:20:36 CARTAGO, Costa Rica Male
5 Sam Osborne 43 00:20:37 ROTORUA, New Zealand Male
6 Felipe Barraza 17 00:20:38 SANTIAGO, Chile Male
7 Roger Serrano 46 00:20:43 CASTELLFOLLIT DEL BOIX, Spain Male
8 Braden Currie 2 00:20:50 WANAKA, New Zealand Male
9 Flora Duffy 61 00:21:27 PAGET, Bermuda Female
10 Karl Shaw 47 00:21:31 FREJUS, United Kingdom Male
11 Anthony Pannier 44 00:21:51 NEVERS, France Male
12 Ben Hoffman 8 00:21:59 GRAND JUNCTION, CO Male
13 Karsten Madsen 33 00:22:20 GUELPH, Canada Male
14 Francisco Serrano 6 00:22:24 SAN PEDRO GARZA GARCIA, Mexico Male
15 Rom Akersson 7 00:22:29 TAMBOR COSTA RICA Male
16 Ian King 30 00:22:40 VIRGINIA BEACH,VA Male
17 Ruben Ruzafa 3 00:22:34 RINCON DE LA VICTORIA, Spain Male
18 Victor Arenas 16 00:22:47 DUITAMA, Colombia Male
19 Sebastian Kienle 29 00:22:49 MUEHLACKER, Germany Male
Tiempo en T1
1 Josiah Middaugh 1 00:01:36 VAIL, CO Male
2 Mauricio Mendez 4 00:01:43 MEXICO CITY, Mexico Male
3 Sam Osborne 43 00:01:44 ROTORUA, New Zealand Male
4 Kieran McPherson 36 00:01:44 MATAMATA, New Zealand Male
5 Ben Allen 9 00:01:45 NORTH WOLLONGONG, Australia Male
6 Ruben Ruzafa 3 00:01:47 RINCON DE LA VICTORIA, Spain Male
7 Courtney Atkinson 5 00:01:51 MERMAID WATERS, Australia Male
8 Rom Akerson 7 00:01:54 TAMBOR, Costa Rica Male
9 Sebastian Kienle 29 00:01:56 MUEHLACKER, Germany Male
10 JP Donovan 24 00:01:59 INCLINE VILLAGE, NV Male
11 Flora Duffy 61 00:01:59 PAGET, Bermuda Female 1
12 Anthony Pannier 44 00:02:00 NEVERS, France Male
13 Roger Serrano 46 00:02:01 CASTELLFOLLIT DEL BOIX, Spain Male
14 Sebastian Norberg 41 00:02:01 VARBERG, Sweden Male
15 Karl Shaw 47 00:02:03 FREJUS, United Kingdom Male
1 Ruben Ruzafa 3 01:39:59 RINCON DE LA VICTORIA, Spain Male
2 Mauricio Mendez 4 01:44:30 MEXICO CITY, Mexico Male
3 Ben Allen 9 01:45:49 NORTH WOLLONGONG, Australia Male
la bici ha sido determinante por el barro en el circuito , los triatletas viene cubiertos de barro al salir de la bici, es posible que el recorrido estuviera mal por lluvia .
tiempo en T2
1 Ben Allen 9 00:00:42 NORTH WOLLONGONG, Australia Male
2 Mauricio Mendez 4 00:00:47 MEXICO CITY, Mexico Male
3 Ruben Ruzafa 3 00:00:57 RINCON DE LA VICTORIA, Spain Male
2h 39 min estàn esperando al ganador ...
mauricio mèndez gana delante de rubèn ruzafa y ben allen 4º braden currie 5º josiah midaugh adelanta en lìnea de meta a leonardo chacòn 6º. akerson 7º francisco serrano 8º
Mauricio le ha enjugado los 4:30 que le sacò ruzafa al final de la bici y encima le ha metido 1 minuto y medio màs
Ranking Atleta Núm. Tiempo
1 Mauricio Mendez 4 02:49:39 MEXICO CITY, Mexico Male
2 Ruben Ruzafa 3 02:51:03 RINCON DE LA VICTORIA, Spain Male
3 Ben Allen 9 02:53:50 NORTH WOLLONGONG, Australia Male
4 Braden Currie 2 02:55:49 WANAKA, New Zealand Male
5 Josiah Middaugh 1 02:57:07 VAIL, CO Male
6 Leonardo Chacòn 21 02:57:15 CARTAGO, Costa Rica Male
7 Ben Hoffman 8 03:01:42 GRAND JUNCTION, CO Male
8 Courtney Atkinson 5 03:02:23 MERMAID WATERS, Australia Male
9 Sam Osborne 43 03:02:53 ROTORUA, New Zealand Male
10 Rom Akerson 7 03:05:17 TAMBOR, Costa Rica Male
11 Roger Serrano 46 03:05:34 CASTELLFOLLIT DEL BOIX, Spain Male
12 Felipe Barraza 17 03:06:02 SANTIAGO, Chile Male
13 Brad Weiss 49 03:06:23 STELLENBOSCH, South Africa Male
14 Karl Shaw 47 03:06:58 FREJUS, United Kingdom Male
15 Felipe Moletta 39 03:07:11 SAO JOSE DOS PINHAIS, Brazil Male
16 Sebastian Kienle 29 03:07:45 MUEHLACKER, Germany Male
17 Ryan Petry 52 03:09:19 BOULDER, CO Male
18 Michi Weiss 50 03:11:20 GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN, Austria Male
19 Sam Long 31 03:12:02 BOULDER, CO Male
20 Alex Hunt 27 03:12:25 HOBART, Australia Male
21 Francois Carloni 20 03:13:46 FREJUS, France Male
22 Flora Duffy 61 03:15:00 PAGET, Bermuda Female 1
segunda chica lesley paterson
tercera suzie snider
sebastian kienle entra entre los 16 primeros pero es segundo de la combinada detràs de ben hoffman
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Rubén Ruzafa, segundo en XTERRA Maui
BY PABLO BOSCH ON OCTUBRE 24, 2016 ACTUALIDAD
El malagueño Rubén Ruzafa ha logrado este domingo en Maui el subcampeonato del mundo XTERRA. En una carrera marcada por el barro, el español ha mejorado la tercera posición lograda la temporada pasada en Hawaii. Por delante solo ha conseguido clasificarse el joven mexicano Mauricio Méndez, que ha logrado su primer título mundial. Roger Serrano, el otro español en liza, se ha quedado a las puertas del top10 en su debut en XTERRA Maui. En categoría femenina la victoria ha sido para Flora Duffy, que cierra un año brillante tras conquistar su primer título de campeona del mundo ITU y el tercero consecutivo en la franquicia XTERRA.
Ruzafa ha salido del agua a poco más de dos minutos del liderato y una vez encima de la bicicleta ha ido superando rivales para tomar el liderato. Sobre las dos ruedas el malagueño ha sido muy superior a sus rivales, aventajando en casi cinco minutos al segundo en la T2. Una vez empezado el segmento a pie, Mauricio Méndez ha remontado y tomado el liderato hasta cruzar la meta con un tiempo de 2:49:38. Por detrás, Rubén Ruzafa lograba el subcampeonato a menos de dos minutos del campeón. Tercero ha finalizado Ben Allen.
En categoría femenina el triunfo ha vuelto a ser para una implacable Flora Duffy. La triatleta de Bermudas lograba en Maui su tercer título consecutivo en el Campeonato del Mundo XTERRA, con Lesley Paterson y Suzie Snyder completando el podio.
Mendez, Duffy win XTERRA World Championship
October 23, 2016/in All, All Triathlon, Maui, Race Reports /by XTERRA
(Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii) – Mauricio Mendez, 21, from Mexico City, Mexico and Flora Duffy, 29, from Devonshire, Bermuda captured the XTERRA World Championship off-road triathlon elite titles on a wild, windy, and muddy day in Kapalua, Maui.
In the men’s race Mendez posted the fastest run split of the day (42:06) and passed three-time XTERRA World Champion Ruben Ruzafa from Spain with one-mile left in the run to take the tape in 2:49:38. “It’s a dream come true,” said Mendez, the first pro from Mexico to win an XTERRA World title. “I’ve looked up to these guys for so long and now to be up here with them is very special. I’m just happy, really happy.”
In the women’s race Flora Duffy led from start-to-finish and posted the fastest swim, bike, and run times to take the win in 3:14:59, more than 10-minutes ahead of runner-up Lesley Paterson from Scotland. It’s Duffy’s third XTERRA World Championship win in a row, tying Julie Dibens record of three straight from 2007-09.“It was really tough out there,” said Duffy. “I crashed on the bike, went over the handlebars and flying into the bushes. My gears weren’t working, and all the while Lesley was back there charging hard behind me. The 3-peat it really cool. It’s actually probably even cooler with the fact that I also won the ITU World Championship and then to back it up with this, wow, it’s really a year I could not have asked for. And to tie Julie’s record of 3 in a row, it’s not easy to do, so many things can go wrong out there. You really need a bit of luck, to prepare meticulously.”
Both Mendez and Duffy earned $20,000 USD for their respective victories. The total purse was $100,000, and the event was filmed for international television distribution.More than 800 endurance athletes from 46 countries participated in the event, which started in the rough waters of the Pacific Ocean at D.T. Fleming Beach, continued with a 20-mile mountain bike that traversed the West Maui Mountains, and finished with a grueling 6.5-mile trail run.
There was more than 4,000-feet of combined climbing on the bike and run courses, and the mud from recent rains turned a fairly technical course into a “matter of survival” said competitor after competitor. For Mendez and Duffy, due to the rough conditions in the water and on the trails, their winning times were the slowest in the history of XTERRA Worlds.
So a 21-year-old (his birthday was on Thursday) won the 21st annual XTERRA World Championship.
Mauricio Mendez, affectionately known as “Mau,” started swimming when he was six, doing triathlons when he was 10, he did his first XTERRA when he was 14, won the overall amateur XTERRA World Championship when he was 18, went pro as a 19 yo, won his first pro race this summer at XTERRA Italy, and now he’s the XTERRA World Champ.
“My first XTERRA was in 2010 in Mexico, in the junior kids race, and I won it, and I remember Dan Hugo was first place at the time and thinking wow, this is amazing, I want to be like him,” said Mendez. “And I just got into it and from that day I dreamed about being the world champion. I don’t know, I feel like I am still sleeping.” Mendez was third out of the water, worked hard with Leo Chacon on the bike to catch Courtney Atkinson at mile three, then he caught Ben Allen at about mile six and those two were together for the rest of the bike. Ruben Ruzafa caught them at about that same time and rode away, coming into transition with more than two minutes.Mendez, who had the fastest run last year by more than one-minute over Middaugh, had the fastest this year by just 41-seconds over Braden Currie but it was 3:41 faster than Ruzafa.
Ben Allen came off the bike in third and stayed there. It’s the third time in four years Allen has finished 3rd here at XTERRA Worlds. Currie and Middaugh came off the bike together at T2, both caught Leonardo Chacon, with Currie finishing fourth and Middaugh in fifth (and top American for the ninth time and fifth time in a row).
Just a few weeks removed from upsetting Olympic gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen to win the ITU Grand Final in Cozumel and ITU World Triathlon Series title, Duffy put her name in the record books with her third straight XTERRA crown.It didn’t come easy.“Just before the first bike feed on the steep section I flipped over my bars into the trees just like I’ve done before here, and I was super lucky, again. My bike is a little banged up, but I got back on and I was like ‘dodged another bullet Flora.’ My gears stopped working. I was stuck in easy for most of it, and I was like, you’re done. Spinning, spinning. Not a good thing when you have Lesley behind you.”Duffy, who finished 7th in her first XTERRA and said she’d never do another, says she’s happy that she did.
“The first XTERRA I did in 2013 in Beaver Creek, I swore I was never going to do one again,” she explained. “Thankfully I did, and it sort of led me to finding myself in triathlon. Here you are racing against yourself, you have to do everything to get through the race, so I’ve kind of taken that to the road side of life. I’m going to race my own race and shape the race to suit my strengths. I think XTERRA has really aided my success on the road.”
For Paterson, the day started with a bit of a worry…“I was trying to keep calm and collected. I was given out that advice, so I thought I better start listening to myself, but there were a few moments like “Are you f%#* kidding me?,” said Paterson, the two-time XTERRA World Champion who finished as the runner-up for the third time in four years. “I was not calm before or during the swim. Nothing would have helped with that. I had a pretty big panic attack through that, it was awful. You’re standing at the edge seeing these big waves and you think “Oh my God,” you know. And it was brutal, really brutal.”
For Suzie Snyder, who finished in third and top American, it was the culmination of her best year as an elite.“I kind of can’t believe this whole year,” she said. “It just feels awesome to know I worked really hard for it and I think coming back from the crash last year made me a lot tougher mentally as well as physically. I’ve worked really hard and I’m just proud of myself for pushing through a lot of the hard times. It’s awesome.”
Myriam Guillot-Boisset finished fourth for the second straight year, and Helena Erbenova finished 5th for the second time in three years.
TOP 10 ELITE MEN AND WOMEN
Pl Name Age Hometown Time Purse
1 Mauricio Mendez 21 Mexico City, Mexico 2:49:38 $20,000
2 Ruben Ruzafa 32 Malaga, Spain 2:51:02 $12,000
3 Ben Allen 31 Wollongong, Australia 2:53:49 $7,000
4 Braden Currie 30 Wanaka, New Zealand 2:55:48 $4,000
5 Josiah Middaugh 38 Vail, Colorado, USA 2:57:06 $2,500
6 Leonardo Chacon 32 Liberia, Costa Rica 2:57:14 $1,500
7 Ben Hoffman 33 Boulder, CO, USA 3:01:41 $1,100
8 Courtney Atkinson37 Queensland, Australia 3:02:22 $800
9 Sam Osborne 25 Rotorua, New Zealand 3:02:52 $600
10 Rom Akerson 32 Tambor, Costa Rica 3:05:16 $500
Pl Name Age Hometown Time Purse
1 Flora Duffy 29 Devonshire, Bermuda 3:14:59 $20,000
2 Lesley Paterson 36 Sterling, Scotland 3:25:01 $12,000
3 Suzie Snyder 34 Reno, NV, USA 3:29:03 $7,000
4 Myriam Guillot-Boisset 37 Brindas, France 3:30:51 $4,000
5 Helena Erbenova 37 Jablonec, Czech Republic3:32:54 $2,500
6 Michelle Flipo 28 Palma De Mallorca, Mexico3:35:49$1,500
7 Jacqui Slack 33 Stoke-on-Trent, England 3:41:45 $1,100
8 Lizzie Orchard 31 Auckland, New Zealand 3:42:14 $800
9 Carina Wasle 32 Kundl, Austria 3:44:19 $600
10 Joanna Brown 24 Guelph, ON, Canada 3:56:59 $500
Fastest Swim Courtney Atkinson 0:20:01 Flora Duffy 0:21:26
Fastest Bike Ruben Ruzafa 1:42:42 Flora Duffy 2:05:01
Fastest Run Mauricio Mendez 0:42:06 Flora Duffy 0:48:32
Quotes from the elite field…
My first XTERRA was in 2010 in Mexico, in the junior kids race, and I won it. And I remember Dan Hugo was first place at the time and thinking wow, this is amazing, I want to be like him. And I just get into it and from that day I dream about being the world champion. I don’t know, I feel like I am still sleeping or what.Ruben told me he was happy that I was the one beating him. That was an amazing feeling. Like one of the biggest feelings ever, for someone like him telling me that was kind of a big deal for me.There’s something really special about XTERRA for me, it’s a true passion.All the love I feel for XTERRA is amazing. And I just want to get big in this sport.I had all the momentum from my life, I felt amazing. I was really tired, but something switched in my mind one-mile before the finish and it clicked. I saw Ruben and I just attacked, and was able to sustain it through the finish.I got on the beach with the lead and I didn’t know what to do, should I celebrate, should I cry, what should I do?
It was really, really tough out there today. I used a lot of energy in the swim so I was more tired for the bike and the run.I didn’t know it was Mauricio behind me, not until he passed. I thought I was running well, but I then I was having a lot of cramps, so just tried to survive. Mauricio was really impressive today, especially because he has improved a lot on the bike.I’ll have to study this race today to see where I need to improve for next year.
I got out of the water in second. I just got dumped on the last little section coming in. I took a boomer and it just pummeled me into the sand. You know, you gotta have fun out there. It’s serious racing, but at the end of the day, it’s all about enjoying yourself.I had a great time today. I absolutely enjoyed it. I love this sport. I am so happy for Mauricio, what a superstar. Beating Ruben Ruzafa, he’s got huge credentials. For me to get myself back on the podium, after a disappointment last year, I wanted to come here and show everyone and my sponsors what I can do.
I’m in for the long haul, so I’m going to come back and have another crack to see if I can get out of this third place spot. All in all it was a good day. I had a bit of bike trouble. I had a couple of mechanicals on the bike. My coach said to me it was going to be a race of emotions. Don’t let your emotions get ahead of you. If something goes wrong, just control yourself, think about what you need to do and carry on. That really helped me today. I had a couple of issues, crashed a couple times. Everyone’s got a story. I was able to stay positive and keep moving forward. I finished third against these two superstars, I’m proud to be on the podium.On the last two or three K, I was just stinging, my whole body was just aching. I was praying that no one was behind me. The bike course really took its toll, the mud was so tough and grueling. It’s probably one of the toughest races I’ve done in my XTERRA career, and I’m just proud to get on the podium and finish with a solid result.It’s hard to get past the mud in France. France has one of the toughest courses around because of the climbing and the mud is just thick and deep. Here the mud is slippery and you need to choose a good line and get to the edges as best you can and know the course because every inch you can get is a huge advantage for propelling yourself forward. It’s definitely one of the toughest courses on the circuit.Judy Abrahams, the XTERRA Warrior from Friday night, really inspired me. You have days where it’s tough and you just got to fight a little bit harder. Things always do get better. That really stuck with me. It made me think about why I’m here, why I do this sport, why I love it. My family is so evolved and passionate to help me with my dreams and goals. I’m just so glad I could come here today, show my sponsors and family and friends that with their support, love and care that I can do it.
It was a lot of fun, a huge amount of fun. It was just one of those days. You just keep battling and nothing seemed to be going smooth. I lost my gears for quite a while. Josiah caught me up and we were just flailing around on some of the corners. I felt pretty good, but I just didn’t have enough.I didn’t know Mauricio would bike like that. I think the course, the conditions sort of played a little bit to his favor as well. Obviously Ruben was getting traction, but a lot of us were struggling to get power. You just ride consistent, and it was really hard to make time.
I had a terrible swim. I don’t know why. I just couldn’t get my form and I was so disoriented in the swim that I was sighting all the time because I could even see. I had like a motion sickness in the water. I was just getting tossed around, but it was the same for everybody.It was a rough start for sure. Mostly just mentally at that point. It threw off probably the first five miles of my bike. I was behind a lot of people, I was making all the mistakes that they were making. I lost a lot of time early. It was just hard to battle back. You were battling the conditions, the bike is packed up with mud, I had to stop and pull stuff out. And then I threw my chain into my spokes, twice, and it took me a minute to get the chain out. The derailleur just stopped working at some point and I had a couple of gears to choose from. It was just a battle all day. I was happy I was able to stay in it, keep working up, but I knew I was losing gobs of time at the front of the race.I came off the bike with Braden. We ran together for about two miles. Then I could see Leonardo Chacon, but it took me a long time to catch him, and when I did, he stayed with me pretty much. I wasn’t putting much time on him at all. And he was right with me at the finish.I’m super happy for Mauricio. I mean, amazing. He really surprised me today that he was able to ride like that in the mud. He was the champion today. We knew it was just going to be a mess out there. Those top guys were really going to be shaken up. It was kind of anybody’s day. Conditions like this mean it’s wide open, but Mauricio had it today physically and mentally.The conditions made it a long race, and I got a little behind with nutrition. It wasn’t the same feeling as last year. Last year I’m pushin’, pushin’, pushin’, and now I’m just hanging on a couple notches back.
It was crazy man. Seriously the craziest race I’ve done in XTERRA, ever. It was insane. It was fun, but it was a little disheartening because I had a mechanical around mile 13, I was riding with Josiah, and I couldn’t get any gears. I just started pushing my bike up all the hills. I mean, I kept fighting, I am happy I can take the double again. It was a really hard fought battle. I was nervous all day that someone would run me down or something. I had a pretty strong day all around.
I had to get a wave to beat Benny out of the water. Benny was on fire all day, but wow, that was hard, with the mud and a lot of conditions. You couldn’t put a lot of power down on the bike. There was a lot of finesse. Some guys go past and you’re like how are you riding like that. It might have been about tire choice and mountain bike skills. You have to ride or you’re never going to make it in Maui.Only got a couple guys on the run. It’s really the same as other years, because the bike is so long, it’s hard to utilize the run properly. By that stage, it makes it pretty flat.These swim conditions took me back to my junior days. I cracked a pretty decent wave at the end, so I was happy. For me this race in Maui, we may as well start the bike altogether. It’s a ride race. In ITU, they call it a wet run, here it’s a wet bike.
It was so tough. I just can’t believe that we rode through that course today. It just took so much power out there. A lot of the time, the back wheel didn’t do much. I think it was just trying to pick your line and keep rolling with it.
I was just glad to get off the bike safe and sound. I felt strong today, so thank goodness.I guess I have to come back next year to try to get four. It’s pretty cool to win three in a row. Julie and I were chatting about it the weeks leading up to the race, so I guess she has to come back and face me next year. We’ll be neck and neck out of the swim. She’s great. She’s an athlete I really look up to.It was brutal out there today. Mother Nature just wasn’t playing kind. The surf, the wave was huge, the biggest I’ve ever seen. Super choppy out there which was great for me. I love choppy waters, so I knew I had to capitalize on that. I came out with a decent gap, I was in the lead so I didn’t really know, but I just kept pushing and tried to ride as technically well as I could. There’s a lot of on your bike, off your bike, hike a bike. You’re riding a long and next thing you know you lose a front wheel, you’re down, just mud caking my bike.The rain we got this week just totally changed the course. A relatively smooth, not super technical course just became treacherous. Definitely learned a lot about yourself out there.When I first started racing XTERRA it would have been the last thing I would have ever expected to achieve so it just shows that if you put the work in, you can learn. Dan has basically opened the door to XTERRA and taught me everything I know and I owe him so much for getting me to this point.I knew Lesley would be charging you know. She is relentless and one of the toughest competitors, so you never know with her. You might have a couple minutes gap but she can close that, so you just have to keep pushing and thankfully I got a few splits out there and just tried to focus on my race, stay smooth, and stay on my bike.It was a tough, brutal day out there but I’m pretty pumped.
It was hard for everybody you know, and I think you gotta keep pushing, you gotta keep controlled, you gotta keep patient; all of those things. You gotta know that when you’re getting off the bike, so is everyone else. When your gear’s not working, probably everyone else’s gear’s not working. You know, you’re always kinda fighting. But you know at the same time, it’s all part of it.Flora was phenomenal today. Yeah, there was just no way. After that swim there was just no way. I mean I knew that I came out of the water and it was 5 ½ minutes. I was like “that’s not good,” and it really exhausted me that swim. I got held up there a couple times and had a couple panicky attacks. And I’m running out on the beach you know and just feeling just like really wigged out. And I got on the bike and just never got in a rhythm.Body in general held up really well. I was really chuffed and I got on the run and actually felt sort of quick so that was the easiest part of the race I’d say. Only in so much as it wasn’t so muddy by that point. And I seemed to be more in control of the elements.
(On Mauricio Mendez) He’s been my little prodigy cause we got together and I started coaching him a few years ago now. And I don’t coach him anymore but he’s been a big part of the Braveheart family because he’s just the most wonderful guy. You know, just so passionate. He is XTERRA. Like truly. His passion, his excitement, his love, his commitment, his determination. And he’s got talent, loads of talent.
On the run I felt pretty strong initially then going up that steep climb, I think going up to the lake, where it gets kind of steep, I was hurting. My legs were cramping, and I just tried to turn over and recover on that downhill. I just tried to keep moving as best I could without blowing up. It’s all about pacing yourself to some extent.I slipped off the bike a bunch of times, but no crashes per se.I kind of can’t believe this whole year. It just feels awesome to know I worked really hard for it and I think the crash and coming back made me a lot tougher mentally as well as physically. I’ve worked really hard and I’m just really proud of myself for pushing through a lot of the hard times. It’s awesome.
DAFFLON, HALE WIN AMATEUR CROWNS
Xavier Dafflon from Switzerland finished 17th overall and was the top amateur in 3:08:35, almost one-minute in front of Loic Doubey from France. Lydia Hale from New Zealand finished 16th overall and was the top amateur woman in 4:12:02, followed by Courtney Kaup from the U.S. in 4:21:37.
Here’s a look at all the age group XTERRA World Champions from today:
Div Name Hometown Time
15-19 (2) Hayden Wilde Whakatane, New Zealand 3:19:38
20-24 Loic Doubey Legna, France 3:09:29
25-29 Pierre-Alain Nicole Varois Et Chaignot, France 3:10:16
30-34 Xavier Dafflon Fribourg, Switzerland 3:09:35
35-39 Alejandro Bulacio Yerba Buena, Argentina 3:25:32
40-44 Nicolas Durin Vernioz, France 3:17:13
45-49 (7) Cal Zaryski Calgary, Canada 3:24:10
50-54 Guy Evans Genev, Switzerland 3:48:17
55-59 Gregory Ball Noosa, Australia 4:10:12
60-64 Karsten Olsen Fredericia, Denmark 4:26:13
65-69 Carl Peterson Penticton, Canada 5:00:07
70-74 Roger Kern Scotts Valley, CA, USA 7:58:28
75-79 John Stover Jackson, MS, USA 8:08:00
PC Michel Gonon Villard de Lans, France 4:31:55
Div Name Hometown Time
15-19 Heather Horton Draper, UT, USA 5:25:08
20-24 Camille Jobard Sainte Sabine, France 4:37:07
25-29 Ariarn Huston Perth, Australia 4:29:18
30-34 Lydia Hale Rotorua, New Zealand 4:12:02
35-39 Courtney Kaup Hinesburg, VT, USA 4:21:37
40-44 (4) Mimi Stockton Stevensville, MI, USA 4:28:52
45-49 Nathalie Pugeault Draguignan, France 4:47:18
50-54 (3) Carol Rasmussen Karlslunde, Denmark 4:45:26
55-59 Stephanie Landy Ballston Spa, NY, USA 4:51:27
60-64 (7) Barbara Peterson Berkeley, CA, USA 5:17:00
65-69 (7) Cindi Toepel Littleton, CO, USA 5:40:13
70-74 (9) Wendy Minor Kamuela, HI, USA 7:50:15
PC Beth Price Spanish Fort, AL 7:18:39
HOFFMAN, URETA, SELLARS WIN OUTRIGGER RESORTS DOUBLE
Colorado’s Ben Hoffman won the Outrigger Resorts Double for the second straight year today. He was 4th overall in Kona and 7th in Maui. Sebastian Kienle went about three minutes faster in Kona, but Hoffman was about six minutes faster here in Maui for a combined time of 11:14:41.
“It’s almost the same amount of pain as Ironman, but packed into three hours instead of eight,” said Hoffman. “I mean, it was crazy. It might as well have been an Ironman. It felt like some of those moments out there were slow-mo and a real grind. I was definitely calling on the Ironman strength that I had to get through that one.”
Pablo Ureta from Cordoba, Argentina won the men’s amateur double (9:37:49 IM + 3:38:13 XTERRA = 13:16:02) and Virginia Sellars from Vernon, B.C., Canada won the women’s amateur double (11:34:44 IM + 4:50:12 = 16:24:56).
Here’s a look at all the Outrigger Resorts Double finishers:
Name Hometown Division IM XTERRA Total
Ben Hoffman Boulder, CO, USA Elite M 8:13:00 3:01:41 11:14:41
Sebastian Kienle Muehlacker, Germany Elite M 8:10:02 3:07:44 11:17:46
Michi Weiss Gumpoldskirchen, AustriaElite M 8:49:54 3:11:19 12:01:13
Pablo Ureta Cordoba, Argentina M35-39 9:37:49 3:38:13 13:16:02
Filipe Aragao Brasilia, Brazil M30-34 9:50:35 3:37:49 13:28:24
Andrew Sellars Vernon, B.C., Canada M45-49 9:58:10 3:48:10 13:46:20
Arnaud Bouvier Digne les Bains, France M50-54 10:12:45 3:50:50 14:03:35
Olivier Lyoen Pertuis, France M35-39 9:43:46 5:10:37 14:54:23
Karsten Olsen Fredericia, Denmark M60-64 11:52:00 4:26:13 16:18:13
Virginia Sellars Vernon, B.C., Canada F40-44 11:34:44 4:50:12 16:24:56
Janie White Paradise Valley, AZ, USAF55-59 12:04:27 5:38:42 17:43:09
Megan Arthur Hamilton, New Zealand F40-44 12:42:24 5:13:20 17:55:44
Scott Perrine Gilbert, AZ, USA M45-49 13:58:41 5:43:03 19:41:44
Mitchell Wendorff Wailuku, HI, USAM30-34 13:29:15 6:39:13 20:08:28
Marcy Fleming Kailua, HI, USA F55-59 15:29:44 6:12:36 21:42:20
Mendez, Duffy win XTERRA Worlds
TIMOTHY CARLSON Sun Oct 23 2016
Mauricio Mendez of Mexico took the men’s crown three days after his 21st birthday and Flora Duffy of Bermuda completed an XTERRA World Championship 3-peat just a month after winning the ITU World Triathlon Series World Championship in Cozumel.
On a hot and steamy course made slippery by rain-soaked mud, Duffy won wire-to-wire with a women’s-best 21:27 swim, 2:02:03 mountain bike split and 48:32 trail run to finish in 3:15:00 with a 10:02 margin of victory over 2-time XTERRA World Champion Lesley Paterson of Great Britain and 14:04 over 3rd-place finisher Suzie Snyder of the U.S.
Coming off a spectacular upset win at the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Cozumel, Duffy enjoyed a dominating win for her third straight XTERRA World Championship – a feat that tied her with Julie Dibens, 2007, 2008 and 2009 XTERRA World Champion and 2009 Ironman 70.3 World Champion.
Duffy led the women's swim by 1:30 over Michelle Flipo of Mexico, 4 and a half minutes over Suzie Snyder of the U.S., and 5:37 over Lesley Paterson. Duffy added another 3:17 over Paterson with her women’s-best 2:02:03 mountain bike split and padded her lead over Paterson by another 1:02 with her women's-best 48:32 run.
“This was the most brutal conditions I’ve ever faced in XTERRA,” said Duffy. “It’s a totally different climate and the mud sticks to your bike and covers everything. My bike must have weighed 10 extra pounds and the mud clogged my pulley wheels and made it hard to shift gears. At any time my bike could have slipped out of gear and it could have cost me 8 minutes.”
After it was all over, Duffy had time to appreciate her season. “It’s a great way to cap off the best year in my tri career,” said Duffy. “It was pretty cool to win the ITU and XTERRA World Championships in one year – and it was a great motivator to keep me focused at the end of the year.”
Just three weeks after he won his first Ironman 70.3 Cozumel and a summer in which he won three XTERRA European Tour events, Mendez passed 3-time XTERRA World Champion Ruben Ruzafa of Spain with 2 kilometers to go on Maui’s rugged trail run.
“It was amazing how it all came together today,” Mendez told Slowtwitch. “I have admired Ruben for a long time. He is a great athlete and an amazing person. At the finish he told me he was happy I was the person to beat him. That was one of the greatest feelings ever in my life – that a person like that was telling me such a thing.”
Mendez came out of the swim in 3rd place, 24 seconds behind the leader, and then fought hard to stay within 2:28 of Ruzafa’s race-best mountain bike leg. On his way to a race-best 42:45 trail run, Mendez passed Ruzafa at the crest of a final hill just 2 kilometers from the finish. After cruising to the finish in 2:49:39, Mendez enjoyed a 1:24 margin of victory over Ruzafa and 4:11 over 3rd-place Ben Allen of Australia.
“It was a very mental thing when I passed [Ruzafa],” said Mendez. “I was very tired but I tried to enjoy the moment. I talk to myself often in a race and told myself it is very important to enjoy it. So when I passed him it was the biggest combination – a lot of feelings came together at the moment.”
XTERRA World Championship
October 23, 2016
S 1.5 mi. / B 30k / R 11k
1. Flora Duffy (BER) 3:15:00
2. Lesley Paterson (GBR) 3:25:02
3. Suzie Snyder (USA) 3:29:04
4. Myriam Guillot-Boisset (FRA) 3:30:52
5. Helena Erbenova (CZE) 3:32:55
6. Michelle Flipo (MEX) 3:35:49
7. Jacqui Slack (GBR) 3:41:46
8. Lizzie Orchard (NZL) 3:42:15
9. Carina Wasle (AUT) 3:44:20
10. Joanna Brown (CAN) 3:57:00
1. Mauricio Mendez (MEX) 2:49:39
2. Ruben Ruzafa (ESP) 2:51:03
3. Ben Allen (AUS) 2:53:50
4. Braden Currie (NZL) 2:55:49
5. Josiah Middaugh (USA) 2:57:07
6. Leonardo Chacon (CRC) 2:57:15
7. Ben Hoffman (USA) 3:01:42 *Kona-Maui Double winner
8. Courtney Atkinson (AUS) 3:02:23
9. Sam Osborne (NZL) 3:02:53
10. Rom Akerson (CRC) 3:05:17
16. Sebastian Kienle (GER) 3:07:45