Currie ran shoulder-to-shoulder with Tim O'Donnell, had some fun banter with eventual race winner Patrick Lange, and then held off a late surge from Matt Russell.
New Zealand's Braden Currie is looking for a breakthrough race at the Ironman World Championship.
New Zealand's Braden Currie and Teresa Adam turned in blazing times to post new course records and earn the big victories.
Braden Currie from Wanaka, New Zealand and Lesley Paterson from Sterling, Scotland won the 10th annual XTERRA Southeast Championship.
Braden Currie (NZL) and Flora Duffy (BER) took the titles in muddy conditions at Callala Beach Saturday afternoon.