The highlight of SUP Racing was on today. The 18km SUP long distance race, 3 laps of 6km in 29°C with another running up the beach finish (The riders however had a feeling this was less than 18km). UPDATED: Full Results&Video
Jamie Mitchell and Travis Grant (both Australia) have been leading most of the race, a few km before the finish Jamie broke away from Travis, winning the Gold Medal on which he missed out yesterday, due to the dropped paddle. Eric Terrien from France came in 3rd with 2 holes in his board (but was glad he only noticed that after the race).
Here are the results: (more coming soon!)
1 – Jamie Mitchell (AUS) – Gold
2 – Travis Grant (AUS) – Silver
3 – Eric Terrien (FRA) – Bronze
4- Jay Wild (USA) – Copper
Here is what Eric Terrien said after the race. Eric, how was it?
“Really tough race, very warm, very tough, highly competitive race, but it was awesome!”
How is the French Team feeling?
“Very happy! Antoine’s gold, is fanastic, I haven’t spoken to him yet but I am very happy for him! We have a small team but did a really good job!”
What can you tell us about organization of this event?
“The organization was really good, very fun courses, a very well done set-up!”
In the Women’s SUP Marathon, USA’s Brandi Baksic completed the sweep of the SUP races, again winning with minutes between her and the next closest division competitor, Angela van Hoof Jackson.
2- Angela van Hoof-Jackson (Australia) – Silver
3- Brigette van Aswegen (RSA) – Bronze
4- Barbara Brasil (BRA) – Copper