The young totanero , Sergio Baxter, who belongs to the Murcia Unidata Triathlon Club, was proclaimed last night as Xterra World Champion by winning the test in his age group of 15 to 19 years, according to sources from the Triathlon Federation of the Region of Murcia in a statement.
At 9:00 pm (Spanish time), the race that began in Maui, Hawaii, began with the 1,500 meters of swimming where Sergio Baxter swam in 22 minutes and 9 seconds.
In conditions that for many have been the hardest to remember in an Xterra championship, Baxter has invested 2 hours and 8 minutes in completing the 40 Kilometers of MTB and 54 minutes and 23 seconds in traveling the 10 kilometers of trail running that They have taken to raising the winning tape of their age group in 3 hours, 28 minutes and 32 seconds.
Arriving at the finish line 32 Â° of the general.
Once on the bike, Rubén Ruzafa was climbing positions to reach the lead over the 5th kilometer of the race, which he has done in the last editions in which he has participated.
Little by little the Spaniard was increasing his lead to reach the T2 with about 1 minute on Rom Akerson, 2:30 on Sam Osborne and 3:20 on the winner last year Bradley Weiss.
Roger Serrano finished the segment in tenth place 12 minutes from Ruzafa.
Sergio attended the world meeting with his father, Graham Baxter, who finished as 7th in his age group of 50 to 54 years, with a time of 4 hours, 12 minutes and 39 seconds.
Both, they got the classification for the world championship last June, in Xterra of Switzerland