McPherson, Carona Win XTERRA Pan America Tour Elite Titles
This year the XTERRA Pan American Tour made 12 stops in nine countries. It began on March 18th with XTERRA Chile and concluded today, September 15th, with the XTERRA Pan American Championship race in Ogden, Utah. In between were two majors in the U.S., two in Canada, and one each in Argentina, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.
In the men’s chase for the title of XTERRA Pan Am Tour Champ, Kieran McPherson from New Zealand came out on top with 829 points. He began racing in March with a second-place finish at XTERRA Chile. He went on to win XTERRA Argentina, XTERRA Brazil, and chased down Josiah Middaugh on the run to win XTERRA Victoria.
“I accomplished my goal this year,” said McPherson, “But it’s been a long season.”
McPherson, who did 11 of the 12 races this season, is a new father to daughter Paisley - whom he carried over the finish line at the XTERRA Pan Am Championship.