2013 XTERRA France
Written by: Timothy Carlson
Added: Mon Jul 08 2013
Lebrun, who announced he was retiring from a stellar pro career at the end of this season, became the fourth different man to win a European Tour event this season as Ruben Ruzafa won the opener in Spain, Ben Allen won in Greece and Victor Del Corral won in Switzerland. Lebrun, the 39-year-old 2005 XTERRA World Champion, was 2 minutes 30 seconds back of Ruzafa after an epic, rugged 2-hour bike split, but made it all back plus 18 seconds with a race-best 43:46 run.
Erbenova gave away 3 minutes to Marion Lorblanchet and 2:42 to Jacqui Slack on the swim, but put the hammer down with a 2:19:44 bike split that was 8:13 faster than Slack and 12:55 quicker than Lorblanchet. Erbenova closed out the race with a 50:59 run that was 5:40 quicker than Slack and 2:06 faster than Lorblanchet. Erbenova thus enjoyed an 11 minutes 12 secoinds cushion over runner-up Slack and 12:24 over 3rd-place finisher Lorblanchet.
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Josiah Middaugh of Vail dominated on his home course, Shonny Vanlandingham won for the 4th time in 5 years at age 44 at this jewel of the Rockies and Julie Dibens enjoyed her first triathlon in two years. 7.21.13
Victor Del Corral and Helena Erbenova won the XTERRA Switzerland Championships that was weather forced to be a run-bike-run duathlon. 7.01.13
South African Conrad Stoltz grabbed his second XTERRA Brazil title today, having won the inaugural race back in 2005. Shonny Vanlandingham from the United States earned her 3rd title there in the last four years. 6.22.13