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DirtTRI Weekend Roundup #19 – June 11-12, 2016


DirtTRI Weekend Roundup #19

Every week the DirtTRI Weekend Roundup brings you the news from the previous weekends competitive off-road multisport events from around the world.

If we missed your event, or you want to share a future event contact us HERE. This roundup includes:

  • XTERRA Belgium
  • XTERRA Greensboro
  • XTERRA Granite Man
  • XTERRA Aarhus
  • Swiss Cross Triathlon Championship

XTERRA Belgium

Kris Coddens and Helena Erbenova captured the inaugural XTERRA Belgium elite titles in Namur this afternoon.

DirtTRI Weekend Roundup #19 - XTERRA Belgium - Helena Erbanova - Photo: XTERRA Belgium
Helena Erbenova on her way to winning XTERRA Belgium Photo: XTERRA Belgium

The swim was cancelled due to the extraordinarily high water levels in the Meuse River and turned into a run-bike-run event instead. XTERRA World Tour managing director Dave Nicholas was on-site for the event and brings us this report…

A superb day for racing in Belgium. Low 70’s with clouds and a slight breeze made it easy on the athletes to conquer a very difficult course. Because of the heavy rains in France, the current in the Meuse River made the swim impossible and it became a run-bike-run, but not exactly duathlon distances. Just over 650 athletes made a heavy jam of bodies running on the road around the compound before heading into the woods. It was wonderful, it was chaos and everyone survived.

The first run was just over 4K. Straight out onto the bike it was local favorite Kris Coddens shadowed by Kiwi Sam Osborne.

Click here to read the rest of the report…

Results

DirtTRI Weekend Roundup - XTERRA Belgium - Photo: Olivier Beart Vojo Mag
Athletes dropped down a flight of stairs into T2 Photo: Olivier Beart Vojo Mag

Men

  1. Kris Coddens  02:33:35
  2. Sam Osborne  02:34:41
  3. Francois Carloni  02:38:10

Women

  1. Helena Erbenova  03:01:41
  2. Carina Wasle  03:08:56
  3. Morgane Riou  03:12:30

Find full results here


XTERRA Greensboro

It may have been a shorter distance race (880 yard swim, 14 mile mountain bike, 3.1 mile run), but with temperatures in the mid 90’s and high humidity, it proved to be a tough race for all the competitors.

DirtTRI Weekend Roundup #19 - XTERRA Greensboro - Photo: Caleb Baity Racing
Caleb Baity rolls over a wooden bridge in the North Carolina heat at XTERRA Greensboro Photo: Caleb Baity Racing

Results

Men

  1. Dwayne Dixon  01:46:20
  2. Daryl Weaver  01:51:04
  3. Marcus Barton  01:51:50

Women

  1. Carly Anderson  02:06:14
  2. Margo Pitts  02:09:28
  3. Jessie Johnson  02:11:17

Find full results here.


XTERRA Granite Man

Results

DirtTRI Weekend Roundup #19 - XTERRA Granite Man - Photo: XTERRA Granite Man
Photo: XTERRA Granite Man

Men

  1. Brent Mattison  01:43:12
  2. Evan Lawrence  01:51:57
  3. Ben Grable  01:52:01

Women

  1. Julie Baker  01:53:06
  2. Janet Soule  02:08:56
  3. Lindsay Jackson  02:12:55

Find full results here.


XTERRA Aarhus

Rebel House Media put together a fantastic video from the day.

DirtTRI Weekend Roundup #19 - XTERRA Aarhus - Photo: Rebel House Media

Results

DirtTRI Weekend Roundup #19 - XTERRA Aarhus - Photo: Rebel House MediaMen

  1. Andy Klay  02:02:33
  2. Michael Verniers  02:03:15
  3. Jan Pyott  02:04:50

Women

  1. Renata Bucher  02:20:27
  2. Ladina Buss  02:23:07
  3. Loanne Duvoisin  02:31:00

Find full results here.


Swiss Cross Triathlon Championship

(We apologize for the terrible translation and have included the German and French versions below)

DirtTRI Weekend Roundup #19 - Swiss Cross Triathlon Championship Photo: Triathlon Tramelan
A muddy day at the Swiss Cross Triathlon Championship left the competitors grinning like little kids. Photo: Triathlon Tramelan

If the athletes have to expect when Crosstriathlon to come schlammverspritzt to the target as they were this image in the Swiss championship in Tramelan more than justice. The persistent rain made for soggy terrain, the participants on the bike and run course some demanded of. In advantageous because the athletes with experience and technical skills on the mountain were. According could with Renata Bucher and Andy Kläy athletes could settle with appropriate competition experience.

Bucher could take the bike along with Ladina Buss from the foremost position in attack, where they could already go out on the first of three rounds considerable advantages. In retrospect, said bird after the race: “Because of the rain, the track designed technically demanding, which suited me. I was able to create the distance from Ladina Buss not least on the bike. “Also on the run Bucher was her role as favorite. Sovereign they ran their lead to the finish, where the multiple XTERRA-winners could be celebrated as a national champion before Ladina Buss and Loanne Duvoisin itself. A victory that means her particular with regard to the upcoming Cross Triathlon European Championships, which will be held in two weeks in the Vallée de Joux, a lot: “I did not know exactly where I stood before the race, this victory now take but as great motivation the EM with. ”

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Results

DirtTRI Weekend Roundup #19 - Swiss Cross Triathlon Championship Photo: Triathlon Tramelan
Renata Bucher won for the women at the Swiss Cross Triathlon Championship Photo: Triathlon Tramelan

Men

  1. Andy Klay  02:02:33
  2. Michael Verniers  02:03:15
  3. Jan Pyott  02:04:50

Women

  1. Renata Bucher  02:20:27
  2. Ladina Buss  02:23:07
  3. Loanne Duvoisin  02:31:00

Find full results here.

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Will Kelsay

Will Kelsay is one of the top cross triathletes in the world with a 10 year career spanning 5 continents competing in more than 18 countries. He has 20 career wins and more than 70 top 5 finishes. Anyone who has met him knows his passion for the sport is only overshadowed by his huge smile & his appetite for fun.

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