Currie ‘‘super stoked’’ with championship success
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.