After finishing runner-up the last two years at XTERRA Motatapu on the South Island of New Zealand Olly Shaw third effort saw the young Kiwi great stand atop the podium.
"Stoked to break my bridesmaids tag and get my first XTERRA title!" Shaw posted to facebook shortly after the race.
Combining a 2km swim, 47km Mountain Bike, and a 15km mountain run XTERRA Motatapu is much longer than the average XTERRA event.
"The run is one of the hardest on the World Tour circuit." he added.
The weekend of events attracted thousands of off-road competitors with races in mountain biking, a trail marathon, adventure runs and off-road triathlons.