On July 22nd, XTERRA returned to Ouro Preto after two years and held the third race of the season in Brazil's historic city.
The champion of the half marathon (25.8k) on the trails was favorite Antônio Gonçalves who finished in 2:18:16. This is Gonçalves' sixth win, but the 27-year old was surprised by his performance.
“I had a stretch in my right thigh two weeks ago, and I did not think I would be able to do my best, so I did not expect to get first," confessed Gonçalves. "This victory deserves to be celebrated in double."
In the women's division, Geisla dos Santos Moraes was the day's champ, completing the test in 3:07:28.
Both dos Santos and Goncalves won XTERRA Ilhabela Trail Run in May.
XTERRA Ouro Preto also featured a night run (10k), a kids race, a duathlon, and a MTB Cup Pro race (46k). XTERRA Brazil Champ, Sabrina Gobbo, won the MTB Cup.
XTERRA Costa Verde, which is presented by SESI, will be held on August 12 and 13, in the region of Costa Verde, in Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro.
Learn more and register at www.XTERRAbrasil.com.