Middaugh, Guillot-Boisset win XTERRA Argentina

By XTERRA
Mar. 27, 2016

Dique Ullum, San Juan - Josiah Middaugh and Myriam Guillot-Boisset captured the elite titles at XTERRA Argentina in San Juan on Saturday.

The victories put both Middaugh and Guillot-Boisset atop the leader board in the inaugural XTERRA Pan American Tour standings.

It’s the second win in as many weeks for Guillot-Boisset, who took home the XTERRA Costa Rica title last Sunday, and the first major XTERRA victory of the year for Middaugh, the reigning XTERRA World Champ.

When Middaugh caught Canadian Karsten Madsen on the bike he started yelling in Spanish … “I heard this Argentinian racer yelling he wanted to pass,” said Madsen. “I turned around to see who it was and there was Josiah with a big grin.”
Madsen said he hit some soft sand and bobbled a bit and Josiah was gone. On the podium Middaugh said “Karsten is getting faster and we all need to start worrying about him.” Middaugh finished a little over one-minute ahead of Madsen who came in 2nd.

Home country favorite Maximiliano Morales finished third, Oscar Galindez finished 4th, and Lucas Mendez was 5th.

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In the women’s race Guillot-Boisset flew past Fabiola Corona just after T2 and put the hammer down.

“She went by me-zoom, so fast,” said Corona. “I just made a good run but could not catch her.”

Corona finished 2nd with Laura Mira Dias from Brazil in third and home country favorite Erika Simon from Argentina in 4th.

XTERRA Argentina (San Juan) March 26
   
Pos Name, NAT Time Points
1 Josiah Middaugh, USA 2:34:47 100
2 Karsten Madsen, CAN 2:36:04 90
3 Maximiliano Morales, ARG 2:40:40 82
4 Oscar Galindez, ARG 2:44:00 75
5 Lucas Mendez, ARG 2:46:54 69
6 Mario De Elias, ARG 2:50:05 63
7 Facu Medard, ARG 2:50:05 58
8 Ian King, USA 3:01:12 53
9 Mauro Ayesa, ARG 3:09:44 49
10 Victor Arenas, ARG 3:27:08 45
Also: Parada Penagos (41)
Pos Name, NAT Time Points
1 Myriam Guillot-Boisset, FRA 3:00:56 100
2 Fabiola Corona, MEX 3:06:28 90
3 Laura Mira Dias, BRA 3:48:49 82
4 Erika Simon, ARG 5:00:52 75

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THE OFF-ROAD TO UTAH

XTERRA Argentina was the second of ten races in the 2016 XTERRA Pan American Tour. The inaugural series for both amateur and professional athletes started last weekend at XTERRA Costa Rica and concludes September 17 with the XTERRA Pan American Championship race in Ogden, Utah.  In between are two majors in the U.S., two in Canada, and one each in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.

The XTERRA Pan American Tour features Gold and Silver level events, where Gold events award points on a 100-point basis and Silver races award points on a 75-point basis.

The XTERRA Pan American Championship race in Utah will offer $20,000 USD for the race and distribute an additional $60,000 USD in prize money to the top 10 men and women in the final XTERRA Pan American Pro Series rankings.

Next up on the XTERRA Pan American Tour is XTERRA Brazil (May 7, 2016).

XTERRA Pan Am Tour Elite Standings (after 2)
PL NAME CRC ARG TOT
1 Josiah Middaugh, USA 67 100 167
2 Karsten Madsen, CAN DNS 90 90
3 Maximiliano Morales, ARG DNS 82 82
4 Karl Shaw, GBR 75 DNS 75
5 Oscar Galindez, ARG DNS 75 75
6 Lucas Mendez, ARG DNS 69 69
7 Mario De Elias, ARG DNS 63 63
8 Rom Akerson, CRC 61 DNS 61
9 Facu Medard, ARG DNS 58 58
10 Francois Carloni, FRA 56 DNS 56
11 Ian King, USA DNS 53 53
12 Federico Venegas, CRC 51 DNS 51
13 Mauro Ayesa, USA DNS 49 49
14 Greg Schott, USA 47 DNS 47
15 Victor Arenas, ARG DNS 45 45
16 Parada Penagos, ARG DNS 41 41
PL NAME CRC ARG TOT
1 Miriam Guillot-Boisset, FRA 75 100 175
2 Fabiola Corona, MEX DNS 90 90
3 Laura Mira Dias, BRA DNS 82 82
4 Erika Simon, ARG DNS 75 75
5 Kara Lapoint, USA 67 DNS 67
6 Sabrina Gobbo, BRA 61 DNS 61
7 Caitlin Snow, USA 56 DNS 56
8 Caroline Colonna, USA 51 DNS 51
9 Rebecca Blatt, USA 47 DNS 47

2016 XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS

XTERRA Argentina was the sixth of 37 events where the fastest amateur athletes from around the world could qualify to race at the 21st annual XTERRA World Championship at Kapalua, Maui on October 23.

DATE WORLD TOUR EVENT LOCATION or WINNERS
7-Feb XTERRA Philippines Brad Weiss/Lizzie Orchard
21-Feb XTERRA South Africa Brad Weiss/Flora Duffy
5-Mar XTERRA Motatapu Olly Shaw/Mary Gray
12-Mar XTERRA Saipan Brodie Gardner/Carina Wasle
20-Mar XTERRA Costa Rica Karl Shaw/Myriam Guillot-Boisset
26-Mar XTERRA Argentina Josiah Middaugh/Myriam Guillot-Boisset
3-Apr XTERRA Malta Majjistral Nature Reserve
16-Apr XTERRA New Zealand Rotorua, North Island
17-Apr XTERRA La Reunion La Reunion Island
23-Apr XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship Jervis Bay, NSW, Australia
7-May XTERRA Malaysia / XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour Championship Langkawi
7-May XTERRA Brazil Ilhabela, São Paulo
7-May XTERRA Greece Vouliagmeni
14-May XTERRA Tahiti Papeete
21-May XTERRA Oak Mountain State Park Pelham, Shelby County, AL, USA
21-May XTERRA Portugal Golega
11-Jun XTERRA Belgium Namur
25-Jun XTERRA Switzerland Vallee de Joux
25-Jun XTERRA Mine over Matter Milton, Ontario, Canada
3-Jul XTERRA France Xonrupt
10-Jul XTERRA Victoria Victoria, B.C., Canada
16-Jul XTERRA Beaver Creek Beaver Creek, CO, USA
23-Jul XTERRA Parry Sound Ontario, Canada
31-Jul XTERRA Italy Lago Di Scanno
31-Jul XTERRA Dominican Republic Barahona
6-Aug XTERRA Mexico Tapalpa
7-Aug XTERRA Poland Krakow
13-Aug XTERRA Sweden Hellsgaarten, Stockholm
14-Aug XTERRA Canmore Canmore, Alberta, Canada
20-Aug XTERRA Germany – XTERRA European Championship Zittau
27-Aug XTERRA Sleeping Giant Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
27-Aug XTERRA Korea Daeahn Reservoir, Wonju City
3-Sep  XTERRA Japan Hokkaido
4-Sep XTERRA Denmark Mons Klint
4-Sep XTERRA Quebec Quebec City, Quebec
11-Sep XTERRA Woolastook New Brunswick, Canada
17-Sep XTERRA USA / Pan Am Championship Ogden, Utah, USA
23-Oct XTERRA World Championship Kapalua, Maui
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