This last weekend saw the second running of the XTERRA Black Diamond Race. This is a great event with some super fun Mountain Bike single track for the bike leg. The organizers went all out this year in making sure the bike leg was as challenging as possible while still maintaining some sanity on the course. Other than the bath water warm water tempuratures for the swim (wetsuits were banned which is not my preference) the event couldn’t have gone any better.
SET Coaching Athlete Keri Gross set the second fastest womens swim time as well as the fastest bike and run legs to take top honors. Keri has been working hard this year to maintain her status as the #1 amature in the world. Few can dispute her claim on the top spot of the podium.
Coach Jason also had a great race. Not putting in his best swim but pulling out a good bike and excellent run to take second place to Mike Vine. For those of you who know Mike Vine is a name that has been synonymous with XTERRA for the past 8 years. Currently one of the top XTERRA athletes in the world Mike choose Black Diamond XTERRA to hone his skill before the next national. Jason was able to keep the deficit from growing large on the swim and bike and was able to even close the gap on the run posting the fastest run time of the day!
Check here for results.
Cograts to all athletes who participated in the event. It was truely a challenge!