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.
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
|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)|
|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|
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)|
|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|
|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|
|21-May||XTERRA Oak Mountain State Park||Pelham, Shelby County, AL, USA|
|25-Jun||XTERRA Switzerland||Vallee de Joux|
|25-Jun||XTERRA Mine over Matter||Milton, Ontario, Canada|
|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|
|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|
|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|