Malagon, Gobbo win XTERRA Brazil

May. 11, 2015

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(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

Pl Name Swim Bike Run Final
1 DIOGO MALAGON 0:21:56 1:31:42 0:38:59 2:33:33
2 FREDERICO CARVALHO ZACHARIAS 0:23:23 1:33:07 0:37:15 2:34:55
3 RODRIGO ALTAFINI 0:21:13 1:32:59 0:41:41 2:37:05
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 CONCEIÇÃO 0:35:38 2:23:30 0:46:07 3:48:09
Pl Name Swim Bike Run Final
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
7 BRISA MELCOP 0:25:26 3:03:39 1:09:59 4:41:32


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.

8-Feb XTERRA Philippines Championship (Brad Weiss / Flora Duffy)
22-Feb XTERRA South Africa Championship (Stuart Marais / Flora Duffy)
7-Mar XTERRA Motatapu (Dougal Allan / Jess Simson & Simone Maier)
28-Mar XTERRA Saipan Championship (Ben Allen / Jacqui Slack)
29-Mar XTERRA Malta (Nicolas Fernandez / Brigitta Poor)
29-Mar XTERRA Costa Rica (Rom Akerson / Lesley Paterson)
11-Apr XTERRA Guam Championship (Ben Allen / Carina Wasle)
11-Apr XTERRA New Zealand Championship (Braden Currie / Suzie Snyder)
18-Apr XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship (Braden Currie / Flora Duffy)
25-Apr XTERRA West Championship (Francisco Serrano / Lesley Paterson)
25-Apr XTERRA Tahiti (Brice Daubord / Sarah Backler)
26-Apr XTERRA Reunion (Brad Weiss / Carla Van Huyssteen)
2-May XTERRA Asian Tour Championship (Brad Weiss / Myriam Guillot)
10-May XTERRA Brazil (Diogo Malagon / Sabrina Gobbo)
16-May XTERRA Southeast Championship, Pelham, AL, USA#
USAT Cross Triathlon National Championship
16-May XTERRA Portugal, Golega*
7-Jun XTERRA Spain Championship, Plasencia, Extremadura*
14-Jun XTERRA East Championship, Richmond, VA, USA#
20-Jun XTERRA Greece, Lake Plastira*
27-Jun XTERRA Switzerland Championship, Vallee de Joux*
27-Jun XTERRA Mine over Matter – Canadian Cross Tri Championships, Ontario, Milton, Canada!
4-Jul XTERRA Freedom Fest, Oahu, HI, USA =
5-Jul XTERRA Victoria, B.C., Canada!
5-Jul XTERRA France Championship, Xonrupt, Gerardmer*
11-Jul XTERRA Sweden, Hellasgaarden, Stockholm*
18-Jul XTERRA Mountain Championship, Beaver Creek, CO, USA#
25-Jul XTERRA Parry Sound, McDougall, Ontario, Canada!
26-Jul XTERRA Italy Championship, Abruzzo, Italy*
8-Aug XTERRA Mexico, Tapalpa
8-Aug XTERRA Czech Championship, Prachatice*
15-Aug XTERRA Germany Championship, Zittau*
16-Aug XTERRA Canmore, Alberta, Canada!
22-Aug XTERRA Adventure Fest Maui, Kapalua, HI, USA =
23-Aug XTERRA Quebec – Quebec City, Quebec, Canada!
29-Aug XTERRA Sleeping Giant, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada!
29-Aug XTERRA Denmark, Tilsvilde*
29-Aug XTERRA Japan, Hokkaido+ (start 2016 Asian Tour)
30-Aug XTERRA England / European Championship, Vachery Estate, Surrey*
13-Sep XTERRA Woolastook, Upper Kingsclear, New Brunswick, Canada
19-Sep XTERRA USA Championship, Ogden/Snowbasin, Utah, USA#
1-Nov XTERRA World Championship, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii

* European Tour / + Asian Tour / # America Tour / ! Canada Series / = Hawaii qualifiers


May 16 XTERRA Southeast Championship, Pelham, AL, USA#XTERRA Portugal, Golega*


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