Saturday 25 September 2021

Costa Rica’s Leonardo Chacon Takes Title In XTERRA USA Championship

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Leonardo Chacon racked up a big international win for himself and for Costa Rica Saturday morning when he was crowned hampion in the XTERRA USA Championship Triathlon held on September 21, 2013 in Ogden/Snowbasin, Utah.

Leonardo Chacon took the overall title in his first appearance at the XTERRA USA Championship, the off-road triathlon consisted of a 1,500-meter swim, a 28-kilometer bike and a 9.8-kilometer trail run.

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Although it is called the XTERRA USA Championship, the pro start list featured an international cast of stars.

Chacon, who participated in the 2012 Olympics and is considered a triathlon legend in Costa Rica, had a time of 2 hours, 32 minutes, 31 seconds – including the fastest run split at 39:57, a little over a minute behind the number two competitor in the world, Josiah Middaugh, with 2:33:25 and Rueben Rufaza of Spain with an equal record and just the third XTERRA race of his career.

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To make up for his relative lack of off-road experience, Chacon said he trained in the mountains of Costa Rica. In particular, he found a trail that matched the elevation levels of Snowbasin (start at 4,900 feet above sea level, and reaching a peak of 7,300 feet).

“I’ve been training for this many months, like five to six months, improving my techniques,” said Chacon, 29. “Now I’m very happy I can be with these fast guys up there.”

Chacon said his first XTERRA experience in Hawaii last year sparked his desire to improve on that fourth-place showing.

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“When I did XTERRA last year in Maui, I started thinking about improving my technique and see if I can be with these guys,” he said.

Source: XTERRA

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