stoltz and vanlandingham are xterra west champions 1 233x300   Stoltz and Vanlandingham are XTERRA West ChampionsThe XTERRA West Championship off-road triathlon proclaimed Conrad Stoltz and Shonny Vanlandingham victors at the Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort, Hendersonm Nevada.

Stoltz retells how difficult the Vegas course was, with its steep uphills and downhills that could have easily daunted any athlete. “I rode as hard as I could today on this very rough and rocky and slippery desert surface.”

Stoltz took away the gold from Josiah Middaugh with a time of 2:06:47. The 39 second gap between the two was for the stop Middaugh had to make to fix a flat tire on his bike. Middaugh also recently recovered from an injury. “It felt really good out there and I think it’s safe to say that I’m back,” said Middaugh.

Rounding up the podium at third place was Brian Smith, who mirrored his performance this year with his results at the 2008 West Championship.

Seth Wealing took the fourth place and Nico…

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