Ben Allen and Jacqui Slack grab XTERRA Guam
On athlete Ben Allen sweeps the March Triple Crown for the second straight year.
Those two certainly are in great shape. Defending champion Ben Allen was first out of the water in 19:06 with Brit Rorie Downie and South African Dan Hugo a few seconds behind him. Once on the bikes Allen and Hugo rode away from the other competitors but neither athlete could shake the other. Ben Allen then put the hammer down during the run and recorded a race best 39:22 time to take the win and sweep the March Triple Crown for the second straight year. "I felt good at the start of the run and just went for it, went as hard as I could from the get go," said Allen. Jacqui Slack started the day with a swim that bested her likely fiercest challenger and defending XTERRA Guam champion Renata Bucher by more than 2:30 and give her a nice advantage for the upcoming bike segment. "I’m really happy with way things have come along. I think my mountain bike and running skills have improved heaps," said Slack. "Last year Renata caught me early on in the bike, so every minute that went by and she wasn’t there was major motivation to keep me going." And going she did indeed. Slack reached the second transition with a solid lead and then added another minute to her advantage during the run. The whole On team is more than proud: CONGRATULATIONS to both of you. Keep on running on clouds! Read more about Jacqui's XTERRA Asia Pacific Tour