Two days, two championship events, one spectacular destination. Put it all together and you can see how Snowbasin Resort and Ogden, Utah, are being transformed into XTERRA Title Town on the weekend of Sept. 17-18, 2016.
The XTERRA Pan America Championship off-road triathlon and the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship are being held on back-to-back days, and in the same destination. The two events will bring roughly 1,500 of the nation’s very best amateur and professional triathletes and trail runners to Snowbasin Resort to battle for the title of XTERRA Champion.
(Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah) – The 15th annual XTERRA USA Championship triathlon took place at Snowbasin Resort today with more than 700 racers from 41 states taking on a grueling challenge that combined a one-mile swim in Pineview Reservoir with an 18-mile mountain bike ride that climbs 3,000-feet to Snowbasin Resort, and then a 7-mile trail run.
Josiah Middaugh of Eagle-Vail, Colorado won the men's race for the second time in four years in 2 hours, 21 minutes and 21 seconds, edging New Zealand's Braden Currie in a thrilling side-by-side battle by just 26-seconds at the line.
In the women’s race Emma Garrad from Park City, Utah at long last had her dream come true. After two years and eight straight runner-up finishes on the XTERRA America Tour she finally broke the tape with her two-year-old son Torin in her arms for her first career U.S. Championship win. The victory also secured the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series title for Garrard, with a combined payout of $12,500.
The award winning TEAM TV crew will be filming all the action for a nationally syndicated show .