Middaugh, Guillot-Boisset Win XTERRA Argentina
The United States' Josiah Middaugh and France's Myriam Guillot-Boisset captured the elite titles at XTERRA Argentina in San Juan.
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The United States’ Josiah Middaugh and France’s Myriam Guillot-Boisset captured the elite titles at XTERRA Argentina in San Juan on Saturday.
Read the recap from XTERRA:
The victories put both Middaugh and Guillot-Boisset atop the leader board in the inaugural XTERRA Pan American Tour standings. It’s the second win in as many weeks for Guillot-Boisset, who took home the XTERRA Costa Rica title last Sunday, and the first major XTERRA victory of the year for Middaugh, the reigning XTERRA World Champ.
When Middaugh caught Canadian Karsten Madsen on the bike he started yelling in Spanish … “I heard this Argentinian racer yelling he wanted to pass,” said Madsen. “I turned around to see who it was and there was Josiah with a big grin.”
Madsen said he hit some soft sand and bobbled a bit and Josiah was gone. On the podium Middaugh said “Karsten is getting faster and we all need to start worrying about him.” Middaugh finished a little over one-minute ahead of Madsen who came in second. Home country favorite Maximiliano Morales finished third, Oscar Galindez finished fourth, and Lucas Mendez was fifth.
In the women’s race Guillot-Boisset flew past Fabiola Corona just after T2 and put the hammer down.
“She went by me-zoom, so fast,” said Corona. “I just made a good run but could not catch her.”
Corona finished second with Laura Mira Dias from Brazil in third and home country favorite Erika Simon from Argentina in fourth.
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March 26, 2016 – San Juan, Argentina
1.5K swim, 30K mountain bike, 9.5K trail run
1. Josiah Middaugh (USA) 2:34:47
2. Karsten Madsen (CAN) 2:36:04
3. Maximiliano Morales (ARG) 2:40:40
4. Oscar Galindez (ARG) 2:44:00
5. Lucas Mendez (ARG) 2:46:54
1. Myriam Guillot-Boisset (FRA) 3:00:56
2. Fabiola Corona (MEX) 3:06:28
3. Laura Mira Dias (BRA) 3:48:49
4. Erika Simon (ARG) 5:00:52