Flora Duffy has been unstoppable in XTERRA races. Photo: XTERRABraden Currie and Flora Duffy won the men’s and women’s elite titles at the second annual XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race at Callala Beach in Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia this afternoon.
Read the race recap from XTERRA below:
After a wet Friday that soaked pre-riders and runners, the clouds and rain gave way to bright sunshine Saturday morning and near-perfect racing conditions, except of course, for the slick roots and muddy trails that the rain left behind. It turned intermediate routes into technical tracts and clean racing kits into mud-splattered ensembles.
In the men’s race the adverse conditions played right into the strengths of Braden Currie, one of the best adventure racers in the world.
“It was awesome, it was wet, it was muddy, it was actually quite technical because it was so loose but it’s stuff that you don’t get hurt on so you can hit it as hard as you can and if you crash...