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06 December 2011
Source from Adam Greene - Scott Sports Morgan Arritola, running in SCOTT shoes and apparel is the 2011 Women’s XTERRA Trail Run World Champion. Arritola was an impressive 10th place overall and first in the women’s division with a time of 1:33:00. It was her first XTERRA Trail Run World Championship in her first race in Hawaii, and she said she now understands why the course is often described as breathtaking in more ways than one. “It was beautiful,” she said. “I wish I wasn’t dying so much out there so I could have enjoyed it a little more. The humidity really got to me.” That’s excusable, considering that just last week, Arritola was training on snow skis in minus-15 degrees in her home state of Idaho. She is a member of the USA cross-country ski team. “The start was mayhem, there were so many runners,” she said. “So I kind of just kept running and never really saw any of the other women.” That’s because no other women were close. Arritola finished more than four minutes ahead of the other females.