(Ilhabela, Brazil) - Diogo Malagon and Sabrina Gobbo captured the XTERRA Brazil Championship crowns on Saturday in Ilhabela.
It’s the first-ever XTERRA major win for Malagon, and the second Brazil title in as many years for Gobbo.
The course combined a 1.5km swim with unique mid-race pier jump, a grueling and muddy 24km mountain bike course and 8km trail run.
In the men’s race Malagon came out of the water about 40-seconds behind swim leaders Rodrigo Altafini and Alexandre Manzan then turned it on during the bike posting the fastest split of the day in 1:31:42. His winning time of 2:33:33 was more than one-minute ahead of Frederico Zacharias, and Altafini was able to hold off a hard charging Manzan, who had the fastest run split of the day, to finish in third.
In the women’s race Gobbo, who has been racing XTERRA in Brazil since it all started more than 10 years ago, posted the fastest swim and bike times and had the second-best run split (by two seconds) to take the tape in convincing fashion with a winning time of 3:14:11, more than 15-minutes ahead of Laura Mira Dias. Isabella Ribeiro was third.
|Top 7 Men and Women|
|2||FREDERICO CARVALHO ZACHARIAS||0:23:23||1:33:07||0:37:15||2:34:55|
|4||ALEXANDRE JOAQUIM FONTES MANZAN||0:21:14||1:39:46||0:36:35||2:38:51|
|5||CLEVERSON LUIS DEL SECCHI||0:26:49||1:51:46||0:37:10||2:57:25|
|6||CRISTIAN PEREIRA DA CRUZ||0:27:05||1:48:21||0:44:45||3:01:51|
|7||WELLINGTON SANTOS CONCEIÃ‡ÃƒO||0:35:38||2:23:30||0:46:07||3:48:09|
|1||SABRINA KOESTER GOBBO||0:25:15||1:58:16||0:49:07||3:14:11|
|2||LAURA MIRA DIAS||0:25:54||2:11:34||0:52:37||3:30:45|
|3||ISABELLA G RIBEIRO||0:29:18||2:10:26||0:49:05||3:32:07|
|4||TATIANA SANTOS QUEIROZ||0:27:12||2:29:14||0:57:19||3:58:56|
|5||LUIZA INES ZANINI||0:34:14||2:34:58||0:57:10||4:08:25|
|6||RITA CBL VIEIRA||0:35:31||2:39:44||1:04:38||4:22:52|
2015 XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS
The XTERRA Brazil Championship was the 14th of 40 events where the fastest amateur athletes from around the world could qualify for the 20th annual XTERRA World Championship at Kapalua, Maui on Nov. 1, 2015.
* European Tour / + Asian Tour / # America Tour / ! Canada Series / = Hawaii qualifiers
|May 16||XTERRA Southeast Championship, Pelham, AL, USA#XTERRA Portugal, Golega*|