Vail Local Josiah Middaugh Wins Xterra

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KEYSTONE, Colo. July 19, 2004 - Local boy Josiah Middaugh from Vail, Colorado had the fastest bike split of the day and held off a handful of world-class trail runners to pick up his first-ever XTERRA victory at the Nissan Xterra Central Championship in Keystone, Colorado yesterday.

In the women's race Jamie Whitmore won her fifth race in five weeks, having swept four XTERRA European Tour events in the last month, andtook the Keystone crown for the third straight year.

The off-road triathlon consisted of a 1-kilometer swim in the 57-degree Keystone Lake, followed by a 32k mountain bike up, around, and down Keystone Mountain, and finished with a 10k forest trail run.

RACE RESULTS

2004 Nissan Xterra Central Championship Pro Results (Total Purse =$20,000)

TOP 5 PRO MEN

1

Josiah Middaugh (25) Vail, Colorado

2:07:32 $2,500 (purse) 100 (points)

2

Nicolas LeBrun (31) Villeneuve-Loubet,France

2:07:47 $2,000 90

3

David Henestrosa (26) Barcelona, Spain

2:07:59 $1,500 82

4

Sylvain Dodet (30) Antibes, France

2:09:40 $1,200 75

5

Justin Thomas (29) Fairfax, Virginia

2:11:08 $900 69

TOP 5 PRO WOMEN

1

Jamie Whitmore (28) Elk Grove, California

2:27:19 $2,500 100

2

Melanie McQuaid (31) Victoria, B.C., Canada

2:35:18 $2,000 90

3

Janae Deverell (28) Crested Butte, Colorado

2:40:31 $1,500 82

4

Lisa Isom (32) Vail, Colorado

2:42:05 $1,200 75

5

Candy Angle (34) Weymouth, Massachusetts

2:42:42 $900 69

Fastest 1k Swim (0.62 Miles):

Chad Seymour (12:47), Janae Deverell(14:02)

Fastest 27k Bike (19.3 Miles):

Josiah Middaugh (1:12:19), JamieWhitmore (1:24:41)

Fastest 10k Run (6.2 Miles):

Nicolas LeBrun (38:51), JamieWhitmore (47:26)

Nissan Xterra Central Female Age Group Champs

Division

15 - 19 Jasmine Orinck, Centenniel, CO

20 - 24 Erin Collins, Provo, UT

25 - 29 Nancy Citriglia, Winter Park, CO

30 - 34 Lara Usinowicz, Evergreen, CO

35 - 39 Nicole Hanson, Golden, CO

40 - 44 Jean Hadley, Avon, CO

45 - 49 Susan Bird, Vail, CO

50 - 54 Cindi Toepel, Littleton, CO

Nissan Xterra Central Male Age Group Champs

Division

15 - 19 Taylor Tolleson, Pacific Grove, CA

20 - 24 Will Kelsay, Boulder, CO

25 - 29 Andrew Feeney, Boulder, CO

30 - 34 Julian Underwood, Aspen, CO

35 - 39 Ashley Burt, Gunnison, CO

40 - 44 Tom Lyons, Reno, NV

45 - 49 Tom Monica, Walnut Creek, CA

50 - 54 James Lewis, Broomfield, CO

55 - 59 Allan Marvin, Denver, CO

60+ Joe Amato, Ellicott City, MD