The ITU World Championships were held in Cozumel, Mexico this past weekend, where the best of the best at the Sprint and Olympic distance finally had a chance to battle for a World Tittle. 

In the Olympic distance race, Mike Wien  and Ellen Hart shined! Mike took home top honors as the M65-69 Olympic Distance World Champion! Ellen Hart took second to Caroline Whittaker in the F55-59 age group.

Gold for Mike Wien

Gold for Mike Wien

Scott Boylan, who suffered an accident on course, managed to finish 25th in the M60-64 age group. Trista Francis raced the sprint distance event on Saturday, finishing a tough day in 1:27:33.

Back on US soil, Leon Griffin and Sam Long took on some of the worlds best Xterra athletes at the Xterra Pan-Am Championships in Ogden, UT. Coming off several months of racing struggles, Leon managed a stellar 3rd place finish behind 2015 World Champ and runner up Josiah Middaugh and Braden Currie. Sam finished the day in 7th place. Leon will not be going after the World title in Maui this yeah, however, Sam plans to make the trip.

It's InterBike week! Stay tuned here for coverage on the stuff that matters in Las Vegas (well, the bike stuff).