Golega, Portugal – Three-time XTERRA World Champion Ruben Ruzafa of Spain and three-time XTERRA European Tour Champion Helena Erbenova of the Czech Republic captured the elite titles at XTERRA Portugal on Saturday.

It was the third of 11 races on this year’s XTERRA European Tour.

“It was a good day in Portugal,” said XTERRA World Tour managing director Dave Nicholas.  “Mild temperature, clouds and some breeze made it perfect for the competitors.  Ruben Ruzafa is back to his dominating ways.  He made a power move on Francois Carloni on a steep uphill, passed into first and never looked back.  For the women, Helena had a good swim and worked with Myriam Guillot-Boisset to catch leaders Brigitta Poor and Renata Bucher.  Bucher, Myriam and Helena stayed together passing and repassing until the end when Erbenova was able to break away followed by Guillot-Boisset.”

Pos    Name                               Time
1    Helena Erbenová        2:59:53
2    Guillot-Boisset Myriam   3:00:40
3    Brigitta Poor                        3:04:33
4    Carina Wasle               3:07:46

Next race of the Xterra pro tour will be Switzerland in June.  Next week, Myriam will be racing in China a crazy Redbull running challenge, pretty simple : 5 of the best runners in the world, the 6,200m Yuzhu Peak in Qinghai China, a base camp at 5,000m, first one at the top win the grand prize Money !!

Myriam GUILLOT and Jacky BOISSET are supported by CHIRU, MAGURA, SKINFIT, HOPE.

Akira Mimasu