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Twenty-Three National Titles Awarded at the Marathon MTB National Championships

By: Katherine Santos  October 26, 2021

Davoust and Skarda earn gold!

FREDERICK, MD. OCT 23, 2021— It was a beautiful fall day in the backwoods of Maryland. where the 2021 Marathon Mountain Bike Nationals were contested on a 16-mile course.

After winning the Pro XCT calendar, Alexis Skarda rode a perfect race to bring home gold at this year's Marathon Mountain Bike Nationals. She managed to beat second by a little over 30-seconds. On the Men's side, Stephan Davoust (Durango, Colo.; Giant Factory Off-Road) had a tremendous performance clocking a time of 2:42:13.20. He took the win over second-place finisher and teammate Lukas Vrouwenvelder (Chapel Hill, N.C.; Giant Factory Off-Road).

Twenty-one other national champions climbed atop the podium on Saturday, including Lasse Konecny (Breckenridge, Colo.; Bear National Team) in the Men’s Junior 17-18, Julia Thumel (Crownsville, Md.; Race Pace Bicycles) in the Women’s Senior 19-29, Elliott Baring (Dahlonega, Ga.) in the Men’s Senior 19-29, Carla Williams (Roanoke, Va.; Deschutes Brewery Cyclocross Team) in the Women’s Master 30-34, Matthew Dockins (Wesley Chapel, Fla.; West Coast Cycling) in the Men’s Master 30-34, Amy Talbot (Gainsville, Fla.; Transylvania Productions) in the Women’s Master 35-39,

Brian Mcculloch (Yucaipa, Calif.;Big Wheel Coaching-Monster Hydro- Enve- BMC Bikes- iRC Tires- VR7- Chamois Butt) in the Men’s Master 35-39, Kristen Smith (San Clemente, Calif.; BagHouse/RockNRoad) in the Women’s Master 40-44, Ron Harding (West Chester, Pa.) in the Men’s Master 40-44, Bryna Blanchard (East Greenbush, N.Y.; BMB Racing) in the Women’s Master 45-49, Christopher Beck (Baltimore, Md.; Joes Bike Shop) in the Men’s Master 45-49, Denise Esposito (Mohegan Lake, N.Y.; Bikeway / Endurance Werx) in the Women’s Master 50-54, Brian Schworm (Morehead, Ky.; Think Green-Bicycle Face p/b SWORD) in the Men’s Master 50-54, Elizabeth Sheldon (Washington, D.C.; CXHAIRS DEVO:TREK BIKES) in the Women’s Master 55-59, Samuel Morse (Cohasset, Ma.; Corner Cycle/FinKraft) in the Men’s Master 55-59, Theresa Morningstar (Baltimore, Md.; Joe's Bike Shop Racing Team) in the Women’s Master 60-64, Tyler Munroe (North Andover, Mass.; Riverside Racing) in the Men’s Master 60-64, Paul Curley (Tauton, mass.; ALA/Spin Arts) in the Men's Master 65-69, and James Litzinger (Beaver Falls, Pa.; Syndicate Cycling p/b Pro Bike + Run/ Specialized Bikes/ and Flow Formulas!) in the Men’s Singlespeed. In the Men's Master 70-74 category, Rick Sederberg (Batesville, Ark.; Sederberg Chiropractic) had a tremendous performance finishing in first.

Full results from Saturday’s event can be found here. Photo galleries from the event can be seen on the USA Cycling Facebook page here. For more information, go to the event website.