Smyth, Mattox Win Xterra Trail Running Worlds At Oahu’s Kualoa Ranch
Patrick Smyth defended his men's title and Kimber Mattox won the women's race.
Patrick Smyth defended his title and Kimber Mattox won her first at the Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Running World Championship on Dec. 7 on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. More than 1,500 runners from 20 countries and 40 states participated in the event on an “Aloha from Hawaii” postcard-type of day at historic Kualoa Ranch. Smyth, a Nike Trail Elite team member from Salt Lake City, Utah was the overall winner, completing the 21-kilometer championship course in 1 hour, 16 minutes, 39 seconds. Mattox, a former University of Oregon All-American from Bend, Ore., was the first female and sixth overall in 1:32:34. She caught 2014 U.S. mountain running champion Allie McLaughlin at about the 6-mile mark and, despite taking a nasty tumble on one of the tricky downhills, finished with a 3-minute margin of victory.
RESULTS: 2014 XTERRA Trail Running World Championship