The Caveman strikes again

Long Course | October 25, 2010

Conrad Stoltz dominated the 2010 XTERRA World Championships in Maui, Hawaii and can now find his name in the record books as he already achieved this amazing feat for the fourth time.

After a pretty strong swim in the beautiful waters of Maui, Conrad Stoltz started the bike segment about 20 seconds behind swim leader Seth Wealing. It didn't take Conrad very long to take the lead and for the first few miles he was riding with fellow Specialized Pro Dan Hugo. Shortly after Heartbreak Hill Dan fell victim to a flat tire and Conrad soldiered on by himself. Conrad steadily built his lead and by the time he reached the halfway point he was 2 minutes up on the closest pursuer. Over the last 10 miles he added another 3 minutes to his advantage and reached the bike-run transition more than 5 minutes ahead of Franky Batelier and Michael Weiss.

With a big lead like that only a complete bonk or an accident might have prevented Conrad from grabbing his fourth win here in Maui. With that in mind, Conrad was able to actually enjoy the final 7.5-mile run through the stunning landscape in Maui. Batelier at one point grabbed a few seconds back from Conrad, but that as pretty much all he could do. By the time Conrad crossed the finish line at the stunning Makena Beach & Golf Resort, he still had a 5-minute lead on runner-up Batelier and a huge smile on his face.

XTERRA World Championships

Maui, Hawaii / October 24, 2010

1.5km swim / 32km bike / 12km run

Top men

1. Conrad Stoltz (RSA) 2:31:07

2. Franky Batelier (FRA) 2:36:14

3. Michael Weiss (AUT) 2:36:45

4. Olivier Marceau (SWI) 2:37:47

5. Nicolas Lebrun (FRA) 2:38:50