Cur­rie ‘‘su­per stoked’’ with cham­pi­onship suc­cess

Central Otago Mirror - - SPORT - By MAR­JORIE COOK

Braden Cur­rie won the Xterra Southeast Cham­pi­onship and the US triathlon off-road na­tional cham­pi­onship last Sun­day, just three sec­onds ahead of US ath­lete Josiah Mid­daugh.

Mid­daugh has won the US na­tional ti­tle 10 times and raced Cur­rie head-to-head through­out the fi­nal 10km trail run leg.

Cur­rie said he was ‘‘su­per stoked’’ to fin­ish in 2 hours 18mins 23secs, in the first of his four US-based races this sea­son.

‘‘It was a great men­tal booster forme to be able to take thewin as I still feel like I have plenty left in the tank for my up­com­ing United States races,’’ Cur­rie says. It was Cur­rie’s third Xterra victory in a row, af­ter win­ning the Xterra Asi­aPa­cific Cham­pi­onships and the New Zealand Xterra cham­pi­onships last month. He also won the Coast to Coast for the third con­sec­u­tive time in Fe­bru­ary.

Cur­rie will com­pete against the cur­rent world cham­pion Ruben Ruzafa at the World Xterra Cham­pi­onships in Hawaii in Oc­to­ber. For now, Cur­rie and his fam­ily are based at Steam­boat Springs, Colorado. ‘‘My build-up was as good as I could have hoped for, but I feel like I’ve got a lot to im­prove on, with a good four-week block com­ing up. On to the next adventure and look­ing for­ward to get­ting some train­ing in.

Braden Cur­rie wins the 2015 USA Triathlon off-road na­tional cham­pi­onships.

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