Millennial World Champion triathlete turned Ultra Runner
Mauricio stormed the Xterra race scene as an 18 year old at the Xterra World Championships, where he took 1st Overall Amateur. His first year as a Pro (2014) did not disappoint, picking up several podiums and laying the bricks for a solid triathlon career as a young pro. Only two years after turning pro, Mendez became the youngest Xterra World Champion. In 2016 as a 20 year old, Mendez picked up four Xterra and one Ironman 70.3 titles. Days after his 21st birthday he took top honors at the World Championships in Maui, followed by another Ironman 70.3 title a week later. Mendez continues to dip his toe in the water with the longer distances, while still maintaining his focus on the Xterra and half Ironman specialty. Without any doubt, Mendez is a man to watch for many years to come. In 2019, Mau decided it was time to unleash his true talent, his lethal run speed, and turned his focus exclusively on long distance running.
Mauricio by the Numbers
- 5th Place at Xterra World Championships as 1st year pro
- 4th at 2015 Xterra World Champs (still the youngest pro in the field)
- 21 years old when he became XTERRA WORLD CHAMPION
- 5 Ironman 70.3 wins
- 1st Place: 2018 Patagonman Xtreme triathlon (Ironman Xtreme distance)
Mauricio Mendez Cruz, aka Mau, was born to be great. With his triathlete father showing him the way at a very young age, it's no surprise Mau stormed to win the Xterra world title as the youngest athlete to ever hold the honor (a day into his 21st bday). The kid from Mexico City is one of the most well spoken, well mannered ass kickers we have ever had the privilege of knowing. Mauricio is the Tom Brady of Mexico.
The Millennial Endurance King
Mau's appeal has grown from the grassroots level at local Xterra racing to being globally recognized as a contender at every one of his races. From school visits to snapchat, Mauricio Mendez is as good as it gets when it comes to brand ambassadors that will be solid for a long time.
The Role Model
Mau is the perfect role model for today's millennial generation: Extremely Active, well-spoken, incredibly engaging with fans, polite and mature for such a young age.
World Champion Speaking and Appearances
Mauricio is a very comfortable and talented speaker. He is also available for select personal appearances.