RICHARD USSHER — 2009 NZ XTERRA CHAMPION
Tineli sponsored athlete Richard Ussher has won the 2009 Xterra National Championships.
He was challenged by world champion triathlete Terenzo Bozonne who lead comfortably after the swim leg but Ussher, Tim Wilding and Scott Thorn moved into the lead during the mountain bike leg. Ussher cleared away from Thorn in the second half of the run to win by 30 seconds.
Elina Ussher took out the Xterra Trail Running Championships, an impressive 9 minutes ahead of second place, covering the 21km in a time of 1:32:08.
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