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Josiah Middaugh out-stretched Braden Currie at the finish line to take the tape by 7/100th of a second and win the inaugural XTERRA Pan America Championship race on a beautiful day at Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah this morning. It’s the closest finish in XTERRA’s 21-year-history, 2:20:23.57 to 2:20:23.64. In the women’s elite race, Suzie Snyder came out of the water with Julie Baker, was first out of the swim-to-bike transition, took a five-minute lead onto the run and won the race in 2:51:51, exactly three minutes ahead of runner-up Lizzie Orchard of New Zealand. With the wins both Middaugh and Snyder also secured the elite XTERRA Pan Am Pro Series titles. Read the recap (and see video of the close finish) here.