Maxi Morales from Argentina and Jindriska Zemanova from the Czech Republic captured the 24th XTERRA World Championship overall amateur titles in Kapalua, Maui on Sunday, October 27, 2019.
Morales, 43, a former XTERRA elite racer, finished 20th overall in 2:50:58, a little more than two minutes ahead of 22-year-old Jacques Martinez of France.
Brian Tetard, also from France, finished third overall just ahead of 17-year-old Robbie Day from Colorado and another former elite – Julien Buffe of France.
In the women’s chase Zemanova defended her amateur title from a year ago with a time of 3:15:20, a full nine minutes ahead of runner-up Coralie Redlsperger of France, and good for 9th place overall woman ahead of many elites.
Julie Martinez from France finished four seconds in front of Jana Pichlikova from the Czech Republic for third, and Celine Viaud from France was fifth.
“Coach” Calvin Zaryski won his ninth World title, this time in the 50-54 division. His first Maui win came back in 2006 when he raced in the 35-39 division. Only Ed Fattoumy from Marocco, who won his 11th title in the physically challenged division last year, and Peter Wood, who won his 10th title in the 70-74 division, have more age group championships than Zaryski.
The only other amateur with nine titles is Wendy Minor (70-74), Barbara Peterson has eight (60-64), and this year Lorenn Walker from Waialua, Hawaii (60-64 division) joined Tom Lyons as the only other amateur with seven XTERRA World Championship crowns.
Also on Sunday Carol Rasmussen from Denmark picked up her fourth title (55-59), Michel Gonon won his third in four years in the PC division, and Josie Sinclair from New Zealand won her second title (60-64) 15 years after she won her first in the 40-44 division back in 2004.
Here’s a look at your 2019 XTERRA Age Group World Champions:
Male Amateur Age Group Champs
|15-19||Robbie Day||Evergreen, Colorado||2:55:09|
|20-24||Jacques Martinez||Avon, France||2:53:06|
|25-29||Alejandro Pareja Villar||Soto Del Real, Spain||2:55:40|
|30-34||Julien Buffe||Fontenay Aux Roses, France||2:55:16|
|35-39||Alejandro Lozano Espinosa||Madrid, Spain||2:56:01|
|40-44||Maximiliano Morales||General Roca, Argentina||2:50:58|
|45-49||Marc Pschebizin||Mertesdorf, Germany||3:02:41|
|50-54||Calvin Zaryski (9)||Calgary, Canada||2:58:06|
|55-59||Simon Taylor||Hove, Great Britain||3:19:05|
|60-64||Paul Simons||Auckland, New Zealand||3:39:12|
|65-69||Jiri Slegr||Male Svatonovice, Czech Republic||3:48:32|
|70-74||Alan Moore||Ada, Michigan||4:31:44|
|PC||Michel Gonon (3)||Villard De Lans, France||3:59:02|
Female Amateur Age Group Champs
|15-19||Beatriz Ferreira||Golega, Portugal||3:45:48|
|20-24||Shiva Leisner||Hoejbjerg, Denmark||3:32:09|
|25-29||Emily Cameron||Athens, Georgia||3:29:13|
|30-34||Jana Pichlikova||Strakonice, Czech Republic||3:26:00|
|35-39||Jindriska Zemanova (2)||Plzen, Czech Republic||3:15:20|
|40-44||Celine Viaud||Reze, France||3:26:40|
|45-49||Jennifer Razee||Edwards, Colorado||3:36:35|
|50-54||Christine Grant||Gainesville, Georgia||4:00:29|
|55-59||Carol Rasmussen (4)||Karlslunde, Denmark||3:36:45|
|60-64||Josie Sinclair||Auckland, New Zealand||4:02:34|
|65-69||Lorenn Walker (7)||Waialua, Hawaii||4:48:21|