Madsen, Button win XTERRA Victoria

Complete Results

(Victoria, B.C., Canada) It was a great day for Canada at the 2016 XTERRA Victoria race, with Canadians Karsten Madsen and Katie Button taking top spots on the tough trails near Durrance Lake Sunday.

Ontario’s Madsen made it two in a row with back-to-back XTERRA Pan Am Tour wins – both on Canadian soil.  His win today also earned him the lead in the series rankings, leap-frogging American Josiah Middaugh for the top spot on tour.

Madsen came out of the water with two-time Olympian Brent McMahon and was first to leave transition.

He extended his lead from there and finished with a 2-minute lead over runner-up and fellow Canadian, Paul Tichelaar.

“It’s amazing to win my second major XTERRA title!” said Madsen.  “I took the swim hard and got out of the water with Brent.  I took the bike safe as this course was very demanding and super technical. The run was also super technical with a lot of climbing and steep, hard descents. I’m incredibly overjoyed to come away with the win today. And I’m still in shock that I’m now leading the Pan-American tour… my mind is blown!”

Young Kiwi Kieran McPherson took third, with a solid performance that rocketed him up the tour rankings from 12th to 6th.   McMahon finished 4th, with his race record intact.

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In the women’s race Canada’s Katie Button took a solid win with the fastest bike split of the day. British Columbia local, Zoe Dawson had a blazing run to finish runner-up only 50 seconds back. Danelle Kabush, in semi-retirement, finished third less than a minute behind Dawson.

“I really do love the trails and the riding on Vancouver Island so its such a bonus to have a Pan Am Tour race in Victoria. I haven’t raced a triathlon since this race last year, so I was both nervous and excited to see where another year of training has gotten me.” said Button.
“I managed to have a strong and comfortable swim then after the usual post-cold swim dizziness wore off, continued to have strong and smooth bike – enjoying all the fun technical downhills and single track sections I complain I never get enough of on the other courses!
I am mostly proud of my run effort though. Zoe blew by me on the run last year and I was waiting for the same thing to happen this year, but just tried to keep my effort up as high as possible. It wasn’t until the last section of trail before the finish I realized she wasn’t going to catch me!” Button added.

The amateur athletes proved to be just as fast on the B.C. trails. Nate Youngs (Boring, OR) took fifth place overall and first place for age group men and Lisa Helmer (Shawnigan Lake, BC) was first place amateur woman and fourth overall woman.

Elite Results

Men
Pos Name, NAT Time Points
1 Karsten Madsen, CAN 2:10:51 75
2 Paul Tichelaar, CAN 2:13:19 67
3 Kieran McPherson, NZL 2:16:02 61
4 Brent McMahon, CAN 2:16:30 56
5 Nathan Killam, CAN 2:31:09 51
6 Ian King, USA 2:35:48 47
7 Chris Ganter, USA 2:39:14 43
8 Jimmy Archer, USA 2:40:14 39
Women
Pos Name, NAT Time Points
1 Katie Button, CAN 2:37:43 75
2 Zoe Dawson, CAN 2:38:53 67
3 Danelle Kabush, CAN 2:45:35 61
4 Jaime Brede, USA 2:58:48 56
5 Lisa Leonard, USA 3:04:44 51
6 Rebecca Blatt, USA 3:10:13 47
7 Sarah Graves, USA 3:20:32 43
8 Amanda Felder, USA 3:24:27 39

YOUNGS, HELMER TOP AMATEURS

The amateur athletes proved to be just as fast on the B.C. trails. Nate Youngs (Boring, OR) placed 5th overall and first place for the age group men while Lisa Helmer (Shawnigan Lake, BC) was first place amateur woman and 4th overall woman.

MEN
M16-19 Lewis Ryan

2:23:39

M25-29 Mat Signoretty

2:28:59

M30-34 Patrick Nesbitt

2:24:15

M35-39 Nate Youngs

2:20:29

M40-44 Mike Smith

2:34:12

M45-49 Kevin Donovan

2:32:18

M50-54 Steve Mackenzie

2:38:52

M55-59 Randal T Walker

2:55:43

M60-99 Scott Forrest

2:55:54

M60-99 Carl Peterson

3:06:07

WOMEN
F16-19 Heather Horton

3:14:43

F20-24 Jaylene Kemp

3:06:44

F25-29 Heidi Manicke

3:15:28

F30-34 Heather Zimchek-Dunn

2:54:47

F35-39 Lisa Helmer

2:51:14

F40-44 Kimberly Larson

3:12:44

F45-49 Jennifer Burtner

3:10:57

F50-54 Susan Moote

3:37:06

F55-59 Janice Meek 4:29:29

MADSEN, GOBO LEAD PAN AM PRO SERIES AFTER SIX

Following race #6 in the inaugural 10-stop XTERRA Pan Am Pro Series Canada’s Karsten Madsen has taken the lead in the rankings, while Brazil’s Sabrina Gobo continues to hold the top spot for the women.

Racers count their best four scores (two Gold, two Silver) plus what they earn at the XTERRA Pan American Championship race September 17 in Utah.

Learn more about the XTERRA Pan Am Tour at http://www.xterraplanet.com/xterra-pan-am-tour/

Next up:  XTERRA Beaver Creek on July 16 in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

2016 XTERRA Pan American Tour Standings After Six

Men S G S G S S G G G
PL NAME CRC ARG BRA ALA MOM VIC COL DR MEX USA TOT
1 Karsten Madsen, CAN DNS 90 DNS 82 75 75 322
2 Josiah Middaugh, USA 67 100 DNS 100 DNS DNS 267
3 Chris Ganter, USA DNS DNS DNS 63 67 43 173
4 Ian King, USA DNS 53 DNS 53 DNS 47 153
5 Branden Rakita, USA DNS DNS DNS 75 61 DNS 136
6 Kieran McPherson, NZL DNS DNS DNS 69 DNS 61 130
7 Mauricio Mendez, MEX DNS DNS DNS 90 DNS DNS 90
8 Jonatan Morales, ARG DNS 82 DNS DNS DNS DNS 82
9 Karl Shaw, GBR 75 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 75
10 Oscar Galindez, ARG DNS 75 DNS DNS DNS DNS 75
11 Albert Soley, ESP DNS DNS 75 DNS DNS DNS 75
12 Lucas Mendez, ARG DNS 69 DNS DNS DNS DNS 69
13 Paul Tichelaar, CAN DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 67 67
14 Felipe Moletta, BRA DNS DNS 67 DNS DNS DNS 67
15 Mario De Elias, ARG DNS 63 DNS DNS DNS DNS 63
16 Rom Akerson, CRC 61 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 61
17 Diogo Malagon, BRA DNS DNS 61 DNS DNS DNS 61
18 Facu Medard, ARG DNS 58 DNS DNS DNS DNS 58
19 Cody Waite, USA DNS DNS DNS 58 DNS DNS 58
20 Brent McMahon, CAN DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 56 56
21 Francois Carloni, FRA 56 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 56
22 Bruno Silva, BRA DNS DNS 56 DNS DNS DNS 56
23 Alex VanderLinden, CAN DNS DNS DNS DNS 56 DNS 56
24 Nathan Killam, CAN DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 51 51
25 Federico Venegas, CRC 51 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 51
26 Frederico Zacharias, BRA DNS DNS 51 DNS DNS DNS 51
27 Sean Bechtel, USA DNS DNS DNS DNS 51 DNS 51
28 Mauro Ayesa, USA DNS 49 DNS DNS DNS DNS 49
29 Thomas Spannring, USA DNS DNS DNS 49 DNS DNS 49
30 Greg Schott, USA 47 DNS DNS DNF DNS DNS 47
31 Raul Furtado, BRA DNS DNS 47 DNS DNS DNS 47
32 Daniel Molnar, USA DNS DNS DNS DNS 47 DNS 47
33 Victor Arenas, ARG DNS 45 DNS DNS DNS DNS 45
34 Michael Nunez, USA DNS DNS DNS 45 DNS DNS 45
35 Henrique Lugarini, BRA DNS DNS 43 DNS DNS DNS 43
36 Brian MacIlvain, USA DNS DNS DNS DNS 43 DNS 43
37 Parada Penagos, ARG DNS 41 DNS DNS DNS DNS 41
38 Jimmy Archer, USA DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 39 39
39 Eduardo Marcolino, BRA DNS DNS 39 DNS DNS DNS 39
40 Adam Morka, CAN DNS DNS DNS DNS 39 DNS 39
41 Rodrigo Altafini, BRA DNS DNS 36 DNS DNS DNS 36
42 Stenio Bezerra, BRA DNS DNS 33 DNS DNS DNS 33
43 Rogério Paula, BRA DNS DNS 30 DNS DNS DNS 30
44 Ramon Bustos, BRA DNS DNS 27 DNS DNS DNS 27
45 Cristiam Suzin, BRA DNS DNS 25 DNS DNS DNS 25
46 Juscelino Vasco, BRA DNS DNS 23 DNS DNS DNS 23
47 Wellington Conceição, BRA DNS DNS 21 DNS DNS DNS 21
Women S G S G S S G G G
PL NAME CRC ARG BRA ALA MOM VIC COL DR MEX USA TOT
1 Sabrina Gobbo, BRA 61 DNS 75 69 DNS DNS 205
2 Miriam Guillot-Boisset, FRA 75 100 DNS DNS DNS DNS 175
3 Suzie Snyder, USA DNS DNS DNS 100 75 DNS 175
4 Caroline Colonna, USA 51 DNS DNS 63 43 DNS 157
5 Maia Ignatz, USA DNS DNS DNS 90 61 DNS 151
6 Laura Mira Dias, BRA DNS 82 67 DNS DNS DNS 149
7 Kara Lapoint, USA 67 DNS DNS 82 DNS DNS 149
8 Rebecca Blatt, USA 47 DNS DNS 53 DNS

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9 Debby Sullivan, USA DNS DNS DNS 75 51 DNS 126
10 Sarah Gravves, USA DNS DNS DNS 58 DNS 43 101
11 Fabiola Corona, MEX DNS 90 DNS DNS DNS DNS 90
12 Katie Button, CAN DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS

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13 Erika Simon, ARG DNS 75 DNS DNS DNS DNS 75
14 Zoe Dawson, CAN DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 67 67
15 Joanna Brown, CAN DNS DNS DNS DNS 67 DNS 67
16 Danelle Kabush, CAN DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 61 61
17 Isabella Ribeiro DNS DNS 61 DNS DNS DNS 61
18 Jaime Brede, USA DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 56 56
19 Caitlin Snow, USA 56 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 56
20 Luisa Saft, BRA DNS DNS 56 DNS DNS DNS 56
21 Katharina Carter, CAN DNS DNS DNS DNS 56 DNS 56
22 Lisa Leonard, USA DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 51 51
23 Vanessa Cabrini, BRA DNS DNS 51 DNS DNS DNS 51
24 Maggie Rusch, USA DNS DNS DNS 49 DNS DNS 49
25 Fernanda Prieto, BRA DNS DNS 47 DNS DNS DNS 47
26 Annie-Claude Gaudet, CAN DNS DNS DNS DNS 47 DNS 47
27 Brisa Melcop, BRA DNS DNS 43 DNS DNS DNS 43
28 Amanda Felder, USA DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 39 39
29 Beatriz Granziera, BRA DNS DNS 39 DNS DNS DNS 39
30 Melania Giraldi, BRA DNS DNS 36 DNS DNS DNS 36
31 Monalisa Vieira, BRA DNS DNS 33 DNS DNS DNS 33

2016 XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS

XTERRA Victoria was the 21st of 37 events where the fastest amateur athletes from around the world could qualify to race at the 21st annual XTERRA World Championship at Kapalua, Maui on Oct 23.