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Posted 10th September 2013

The "power couple" on top of the podium

Jacqui Slack and Ben Allan did it again: One Day, One Couple, Two Victories!

It could not have been a better​ day for the triathlon couple last sunday. They both ended up standing on the top of podium at the Xterra England Championship. For Ben Allen,it is the seventh major Xterra victory of the season. As for Jacqui Slack, she won her fourth Xterra race, and it is the third time they both take home a title on the same day.

Jacqui was racing in England for the first time this year and her entire extended family was there to cheer her on. For her dad, this was the first time he saw her in a major competition. While she smiled and seemed very happy, there was little doubt the pressure was on. In the end, Jacqui won the women’s race by a big margin, beating German pro Kathrin Müller by nearly four minutes. After the race, Jacqui said:

"I’m so so happy to take the win at Xterra England and become the British National Champion.  Everything worked out on race day it just couldn’t have been any better.  All of my family and friends were there to support and they did an awesome job. The next best thing was that Ben won too (...). The race was not without its events but being on home soil motivated me so much I was not going to give in easily and I raced my heart out to take the win".

And it obviously payed off! Congratulations to you both, Jacqui and Allen! We wish you the best for the upcoming Xterra World Championship in Hawaii on October 27th!

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