Lesley Paterson won the women's race in Costa Rica.A run-down of the weekend in off-road triathlon, following races in Saipan, Costa Rica and Malta.
Ben Allen, Jacqui Slack Win XTERRA Saipan
On Saturday, Australia’s Ben Allen and Great Britain’s Jacqui Slack won the 14th running of the XTERRA Saipan Championship race in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. It was the fourth year in a row for Allen, and it was Slack’s second Saipan title in the last three years.
The course, which takes athletes through difficult bike and run courses through the jungle, was made even more challenging thanks to wet, rainy conditions. However, both athletes led wire-to-wire.
“Some of the worst conditions I’ve ever raced in,” Allen said after the race. “The rain didn’t let up, and it made for super slippery conditions.”
Allen, one of the sport’s best swimmers, built a one-minute gap over runner-up Bradley Weiss starting from the swim, and paired that with the fastest bike and run splits of the...