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, UT – 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.
The award winning TEAM TV crew will be filming all the action for a nationally syndicated show .