Here is the final report from Connor Boals on the CMWC 2010 in Guatemala.
Messenger world championships go to the rookies in Guatemala
By Connor Boals â€¢ Published: Sep 14th 2010 3:29 PM EDT
Craig Etheridge won a plane ticket to a messenger race in Guatemala. Then, he won that race.
Etheridge, a first time competitor at the Cycle Messenger World Championships, was the first to complete a delivery course through the tiny Guatemalan town of Panajachel.
Etheridge along with the top 40 male and top 10 female riders competed on Sunday to deliver a set of five manifests consisting of approximately 10 deliveries each.
Etheridgeâ€™s finished the course in two hours and 45 minutes, according to Shawn â€œbegaâ€ Blumenfeld, the results coordinator for the event.
â€œI just tried to ride smart, clean lines,â€ Etheridge said. â€œAnd on top of that, thereâ€™s always an element of luck.â€
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