At XTERRA Sleeping Giant, runners had the privilege of running through Sleeping Giant Provincial Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario, which features the clear waters of Marie Louise Lake as well as gorgeous and technical trails. As can be expected from the remote wilderness of Canada, the course was not easy by any means. However, XTERRA Sleeping Giant 21K champs Mark Maronese and Kasey Baynton made it look effortless.
Maronese finished the 21K course in 1:30:13 while Shane Teesdale was second in 1:36:20. Mark Falkowski was third in 1:40:23. In the women’s division, Kasey Baynton was first for the women – and second overall – with a time of 1:35:44. Jodie Ferguson was second in 1:44:14 while Heidi McGee was third in 1:54:24.
In the XTERRA Sleeping Giant 5K, Madi Fabiano was the overall winner and first female with a time of 25:01. Zachary Scollie was first for the men in 27:02.
In the women’s race, Jessica Kowalczyk was second in 27:26 while Dominique Cava was third in 29:31. In the men’s race, John Degiacomo was second in 28:25 while Ethan Lekoski was third in 29:58.
At XTERRA Norway, athletes were treated to the incredible surroundings at the Norefjell Ski & Spa Resort, where the views were well-earned on the challenging trails. Held on the closest mountain to Oslo, athletes had easy access to and from the vibrant city.
In the men’s 21K, Bjorn Petter Grini was the overall champ in 1:49:31. Eirik Bjerregaard was second in 1:56:48 while Odd-Egil Fredriksen was third in 2:06:15. In the women’s division, Eilidh Raistrick was the winner in 2:13:52 while Sibella Hare Breidahl was second in 2:34:36. Jamie Regoli was third in 2:38:48.
In the XTERRA Norway 10K, Vegard Boe was the overall champ in 56:01 while Tommy Brathen was second in 1:14:49. Ingve Baerheim Skaret was third in 1:22:44. In the women’s race, Maria Kathrine Wilk was the first to cross the line in 1:15:35 while Camilla Nilsen Torp was second in 1:28:44.