Marathon titles awarded at NMBS#1

Fontana, Calif. (May 5, 2006) – Troy Misseghers (Blairmore,  AB, Canada / Mountain B) and Jennifer Smith (NZL / Trek/VW) took the professional men’s and women’s marathon titles on the first day of the National Mountain Bike Series #1 at Southridge Park in Fontana, Calif.

Misseghers finished the approximately 49 mile course – seven laps around the cross-country course – in 3 hours, 53 minutes and 15.59.Chris Eatough (Ellicott City, Md. / Trek/VW) who led early in the race, came in second to Misseghers just three minutes later. Michael Lee (Mission Viejo, Calif. / Trek/VW/JB) finished third.

On the women’s side, Lee finished in with a commanding lead – nearly four minutes ahead of second-place Melissa Thomas (Rocky Mountain / Boulder, Colo.). Women’s professional riders also completed seven laps, however, announcers declared Lee the winner when she had completed only her sixth lap, brining her to a complete stop. When officials corrected the error, Lee continued, losing little time to her competitors. Lee finished the course in 4:48:44.59. Josie Beggs (Capitola, Calif. / Starbucks) finished third.

NMBS #1 in Fontana continues through Sunday. For more information and results from other NMBS #1 events, click here.

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