Mata Wins 2nd USA Cycling Marathon9/24/2012
Sho-Air/Specialized’s Monique Mata has taken her second straight USA Cycling MTB Marathon National Championship. The race was held September 15 in Bend, Oregon.
Mata crossed the finish line in 4 hours, 35 minutes and nine seconds, more than 9 minutes ahead of the next rider. The marathon victory is just the latest in a string of prestigious titles that Mata has racked up this season, including the Pro XCT, the Pro UET, and the Whiskey 50. ”It’s been a fantastic year,” she said. “Even with my third at Leadville, I’m still really happy to finish the year out by adding another US Marathon title to my resume. My bike and team were flawless today, and that made all the difference to me having a smooth race. Thank you to all the sponsors who have made this year possible.”
Maxxis is proud to sponsor Monique Mata and all the riders of Sho-Air/Specialized and congratulates her on winning the 2012 USA Cycling MTB Marathon National Championship.