Paterson Wins Xterra's Oak Mountain
5x Triathlon World Champion and the happiest woman on the pro off road triathlon circuit, Lesley Paterson, won the 2018 Xterra Oak Mountain triathlon. It was Paterson's 4th win at the legendary Oak Mountain course with a winning time of 2:47:50. She dominated the bike and run after coming out of the water in approx 5th place and finished ahead of 2nd place by a little over 3 minutes.
“I got out there and felt really good and I had a lot of fight in me today,” said Paterson, who was second to Jacqui Allen at XTERRA Tahiti last week. “I caught up to Julie Baker who had the lead at the top of the climb and then we went back and forth on a bunch of the trail until we got to the road and I put in an attack down Johnson Mountain trail and kind of managed to get 30 seconds coming into transition.”