Back-to-Back Championship Wins - Page 2
On Sunday, in Ogden, another hometown runner earned a national title. Lindsey Anderson, a 2008 Olympian in the steeplechase, won both her first XTERRA title and her first-ever trail race. She covered the 21-kilometer course in 1:33:23, just over one minute ahead of Salt Lake City’s Kerri Lyons, who finished second in 1:34:27. Amber Moran of Asheville, North Carolina, finished third in 1:38:53.
“I've trained on trails before, but this was my first race,” says Anderson. “My coach told me to try this race and it was great."
In the men's race, King took the lead midway through the course, which he covered in 1:22:12 to defend his title. He finished just over a minute and a half ahead of runner-up J. Marshall Thomson of Crested Butte, Colorado, who crossed the line in 1:23:48. Salt Lake City’s BJ Christianson finished third in 1:24:29.
King says he did not specifically alter his training to handle the back-to-back efforts.
“The general flow of training tends to simulate days like this,” he says. “A long day on the weekend followed by a fast short workout on Monday, for example.”
Complete results of the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship can be found here.