Saipan’s Mieko Carey dominated XTERRA Guam women’s race this past weekend with top splits in all categories. Carey beat the pro men’s winner out of the water, and finished fourth overall. Carey swam 16:08, biked 1:47:42, and ran 53:23 for a total time of 2:58:37.
Great Britain’s Sam Gardner led the pro men’s race from start to finish in taking his fifth XTERRA win in a row. He swam 17:00, biked 1:26:01, and ran 46:28 for a total finish time of 2:30:47.
The XTERRA Guam combines a 1 km swim in the waters of Piti, followed by a 31 km mountain bike up Nimitz Hill, into the technical terrain atop Mt. Alutom and then down to Mannengon Hills before returning to the transition point at Port Authority Beach. The race finishes with a memorable 8.2 km trail run that has athletes navigating through jungle rivers and down slippery waterfalls.
1. Gardner, Sam (Windsor, UK) 2:30:47
2. Ogasawara, Takahiro (Tokyo, Japan) 2:33:41
3. Lombard, Peter (Maite, Guam) 2:54:55
4. Sublemente, Butch (Saipan, MP) 3:04:04
5. Spelger, David (Hagatna, Guam) 3:07:31
1. Carey, Mieko (Saipan, CNMI) 2:58:37
2. Parker, Darrelle (London, UK) 3:10:11
3. Dawes, Kelly (Santa Rita, Guam) 4:01:56
4. Suess, Dana (Hagatna, Guam) 4:04:08