Jamie Riddle claimed a debut win at the Xterra Lite in Grabouw today.
Riddle completed the 400m swim, 15km MTB race and 6.5km trail run in 1:09:34 over Samuel Coursts (1:09:46) and Germany’s Philipp Sassie (1:10:42).
“I loved every second of the race. Coming from a road triathlon background, I didn’t know what to expect,” said Riddle.
“Xterra is definitely more dirty and fun. I loved it.”
During the women’s race, reigning champion Hayley Preen took the honours in 1:19:01 from Shanae Williams (1:24:01) and Bridget Theunissen (1:26:30).
“I had my best swim ever today,” says Preen.
“I was in third place going into transition. I managed to catch the second lady almost straight away on the mountain bike course and could see the first lady on the climb.
“I caught her and then went as hard as I could on the single track. From there I was pretty much on my own and proceeded to have a great run.”
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