1,250 athletes took part in first “X” series races at Mont Sutton over the weekend

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The first Xtrail Race of the 2016 season took place on May 28 at Mont Sutton in the Eastern Townships.

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Braving the heat and humidity, 1,250 athletes took part in the event.

The Xtrail Race provided trail enthusiasts the opportunity to compete in distances of 1 km, 6.5 km, 11.8 km and 22 km.

At 6.5 km, Emmanuel Mercier won with a time of 30 minutes 34 seconds, followed by Nicolas Beaulieu.

In the women’s division, the winner was Chantal Dumont, with a time of 41 minutes and 37 seconds.

At 11.8 km, Dany Croteau finished on top in 1 hour and 9 minutes.

For women, Mélanie Nadeau finished in 1 hour and 22 minutes.

David Leporho took home the gold with a time of 1 hour and 59 minutes, in the 22 km category, with Sarah Bergeron Larouche finishing in 2 hours and 26 minutes in the women’s division.

Next weekend, the X races continue at Mount Sutton, with the first X-Man Race of the summer taking place.

More than 52 obstacles will have to be overcome by the participants during the race.

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