Ross, Sepp, and Esipov round out 2018 AKXTRI men's podium!

Anchorage, Alaska native Will Ross won the 2018 edition of the Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon this Saturday, July 21 with the next closest male competitor coming in just over 45-minutes later. Ross had been targeting the event when he first learned about it during it's inaugural year in 2017. This was Ross's first full distance triathlon and first ever marathon distance run coming in with an insanely fast time of 11:33:06 on what is arguably one of the hardest courses, especially the run, in the entire world. In second place was Norway's Heiko Sepp, a renown talent from Europe having done Norseman many times placing in the top ten at that competition. His time was a blistering fast 12:18:45. 3rd place for the day was claimed by Andrey Esipov of Kenmore, Washington coming in at a 12:55:14. Mackie Derrick, another Anchorage, Alaska resident took 4th with a massive rise in his ranking over his inaugural year's placement.