Weiss takes back Fedhealth XTERRA SA Title
XERRA World Champion Bradley Weiss started his year off with a bang claiming gold at the Fedhealth XTERRA South African Championship in Elgin-Grabouw today (Saturday, 24 February 2018) in an impressive time of 02 hours 28 minutes 55 seconds.
Weiss lost the XTERRA SA title to Olympian Richard Murray in 2017 after suffering a double puncture during the MTB discipline. “The Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw is my favorite race of the year,” admits Weiss. “Before the start of the swim I heard an announcement about an athlete who had gone to the Common Wealth Games and was racing today. I didn’t know what to expect. I exited the water in third place, but managed to close the gap by the time that we’d reached the first big climb on the mountain bike discipline.”
“Once I was back in the lead I just settled into my own rhythm,” continues Weiss. “My lead kept building. I just focused on executing a good race. To win on home soil is very special. I would like to thank Fedhealth and Stillwater Sports for putting on an incredible show.” Michael Lord came in second, while Brice Daubord (France) finished third.