There was something sweet in the air this week on the XTERRA Planet.
While much of the XTERRA Tribe gathered in Ogden, Utah for the inaugural XTERRA Pan America Championship two of our sports biggest’ stars were making dreams come true all on their own.
In Mexico, Flora Duffy upset gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen to win the season-finale in Cozumel and the ITU World Triathlon Series Championship.
In Brazil, Jamie “J-Dawg” Whitmore won the women’s C1-3 road race Rio Paralympics Gold medal to compliment the Silver she captured at the C1-2-3 3,000-meter individual pursuit earlier in the week.
In Utah, Suzie Snyder captured the inaugural XTERRA Pan American Championship race and Pan America Tour titles, walking away with her single biggest payday after 12 years of racing XTERRA.
And perhaps just as exciting for the XTERRA Tribe was seeing last year’s USA Champ Emma Garrard at the race on Saturday – not in spandex – but with a bulging belly signaling her second child is coming soon.
Then on the men’s side we witnessed one of the greatest spectacles in all of sports as Josiah Middaugh and Braden Currie fought to a photo-finish that was so good it made ESPN SportsCenter’s Top Plays.
The mild-mannered Middaugh took home the race and the Pan America Tour title with that last lunge to the finish.
Now we start building towards Maui, and off-road triathlon’s greatest day. It’s just a little more than one-month away on October 23, and rest assured more dreams will be coming true…