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XTERRA Veterans Mendez, Serrano Show Well On The Road at Ironman 70.3 Monterrey

Mexican XTERRA veterans Mauricio Mendez and Francisco Serrano placed 3rd and 8th respectively over the weekend at Ironman 70.3 Monterrey. The men took to the roads on the heels of strong performances by the off-road women Flora Duffy, Barbara Riveros, and Charlotte McShane at ITU WTS Abu Dhabi last week.

It is not uncommon for dirtTRI athletes to take to the roads in the early season, particularly in the past when off-road athletes didn’t have the wide variety of early season off-road triathlon options we currently enjoy.

Will early season road races benefit off-road performance? Only time will tell. But, its obvious dirtTRI athletes have what it takes to hold their own on the roads…although we have to assume they get just a bit board on the bike.

Full Results available here:

70.3 Monterrey

ITU Abu Dhabi

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Jimmy Archer

Founder and Editor at DirtTRI.com. Jimmy has been a professional athlete for over 18 years as a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, cross country skier, and primarily, triathlete. Jimmy has a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach. Jimmy became a freelance writer in 2000 while competing and covering the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship. Since that time Jimmy has been head editor at two magazines, been published in numerous publications within the endurance sport, recreation, and travel segments. Currently Jimmy is competing professionally in off-road multisport. In his spare time Jimmy passionately follows Formula 1, Moto GP, and is an avid cook.

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