Allen, Slack Win Xterra England

It’s the seventh Xterra major victory of the season for Allen, the fourth for Slack.

Photo: Photo: Nils Nilsen

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Ben Allen and Jacqui Slack won Xterra England and Hector Guerra finished fourth to join Helena Erbenova as this year’s Xterra European Tour champions at Vachary Estate in Cranleigh, England today.

It’s the seventh Xterra major victory of the season for Allen, the fourth for Slack, and the third time the “power couple” and reigning Xterra Warrior award winners have took home titles on the same day.

For Guerra, a bad ankle sprain was not enough to keep him from finishing in the top five and winning the tour in his first-full season with Xterra. Helena Erbenova previously wrapped up the women’s title following a dominating mid-season five race win streak.

Meanwhile Yeray Luxem continued to impress, placing third in the race (just six seconds behind course designer and hometown favorite Sam Gardner) and second in the tour. For the women, Muller finished second in the race and jumped past Renata Bucher to place second in the final tour standings.

Xterra England
Cranleigh, England – Sept. 8, 2013

1. Ben Allen 2:16:09
2. Sam Gardner 2:17:58
3. Yeray Luxem 2:18:04
4. Héctor Guerra 2:18:45
5. Gregg Shrosbree 2:20:36

1. Jacqui Slack 2:38:37
2. Kathrin Müller 2:42:28
3. Emily Iredale 2:50:45
4. Daz Parker 2:51:49
5. Jackie Field 2:55:51

Xterra European Tour Final Standings
1. Hector Guerra 502
2. Yeray Luxem 473
3. Nicolas Lebrun 456
4. Ben Allen 359
5. Cedric Lassonde 346

1. Helena Erbenova 590
2. Kathrin Muller 508
3. Renata Bucher 499
4. Jacqui Slack 455
5. Nienke Oostra 318

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