Stoltz Wins Again
Conrad Stoltz is definitely in the zone with an impressive 4th XTERRA East Championship win on Brown's Island in Richmond,Virginia this past weekend.
A classic hot, humid day didn't seem to bother "The Caveman" as he chocked up the 2nd fastest swim time in the heat, controlled the fasted bike split, and delivered the fastest 10K time of the day. The tall South African seems to like competing in VA because this was Stoltz's fifth win in six years.
Here is an excerpt from an article in Triathlon Magazine:
“Since I finished high school in 1991 I’ve been racing professionally so I’ve had basically 18 summers back-to-back, so I’m familiar with the heat,” said Stoltz. “I’m not great in the heat, though, so I have to prepare for it, which mean’s pacing and never going too hard in the swim, bike or run. The whole race I had to pull back a little bit, pull back a little, and make sure I had some energy left for the run.”
By midway through the bike Stoltz’ biggest threat was coming from his hometown of Stellenbosch in the form of 25-year-old Dan Hugo. Hugo, making his 2010 U.S. debut (he won Xterra South Africa back in February), was riding and running strong and all by himself in second place for most of the day.
Congratulations to The Caveman! Here are the top ten results of the Men's race:
1. Conrad Stoltz 1:46:28
2. Dan Hugo 1:47:39
3. Josiah Middaugh 1:50:40
4. Seth Wealing 1:52:16
5. Craig Evans 1:55:40
6. Brandon Rakita 1:55:49
7. Will Kelsay 1:56:20
8. Trevor Glavin 1:57:29
9. Cody Waite 1:58:33
10. Kevin Carter 1:58:55