Race History

Mar 25 2019
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Brendan James

Mountain Bike Race History

A life on Two Wheels

Brendan James – Mountain Bike Racing Kid

I have been mountain bike racing since the age of 10. Over the years have participated in many disciplines including: olympic cross country, cross country marathon, gravel, cyclocross, enduro, and cross country Stage racing. I have raced in mountain bike events internationally in Mexcio, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru and Chile.

Mountain Bike Racing in Guatemala

When I moved to Guatemala in 2015 it re-kindled my love for mountain bike racing. The courses were more like adventure races with numerous river crossings, poor markings, and held on hiking and livestock trails and open roads. Mountain bike racing in Gutatemala brought back the excitement for me. I quickly moved into the pro category and even went on to represent Guatemala on the national team in the Central American Olympic XC finals!

Since honing my racing skills in Guatemala I have had a chance to test myself against some of the best with at least one mountain bike race per calender year in the United States. As I age I have found my specialty in mountain bike marathon racing and 3+ hour endurance events.

Selected Achievements / Notable Races and Finishes

2015Reto Del QuetzalMTB StageGuatemala5th Place Overall
Cokedale 100miGravel RaceColorado, USA3rd Place Overall
Hampshire 100 NUEXC MarathonNH, USA4th Place – 50mi
Vuelta CotopaxiMTB StageEcuador
2nd Place – Mixd Duos
2016Reto Del Quetzal5 day MTB StageGuatemala
2nd Place – Mixed Duos
Pisgah Stage Race5 day MTB StageBrevard, NC
1st Place – Mixed Duos
Big Frog 65 NUEMTB marathonChatenooga, TN14/400
TranSylvania Epic MTB Stage Race5 day MTB StagePenslyvania, USA
1st Place – Mixed Duos
Carrabassett Backcountry 50kMTB MarathonMaine1st Place Overall
Expedition AncashBikepackingAncash, Peru
King Kona 50kmXC MarathonChile
1st Place – Category
Trans Andes
BikepackingPategonia, Chile
XC MTBChimaltenango, Gua1st Place
Punto-a-Punto 50kmXC MarathonAntigua Gua2nd Place
2018Rey De Los Cerros 1ed. 50kmXC MarathonFinca El Pilar
1st Place – Master
Rey De Los Cerros 2ed. 50kmXC MarathonFlorencia Antigua, GUA4th Place – Pro
Asociacion de Enduro GuatemalaEnduroMixco
1st Place – Master
Rompe Piernas MTB otro NivelXC MarathonTecpán, Guatemala
1st Place Master – 2nd Overall
Rey de Los Cerros ed. 3 50kmXC MarathonSan José Pinula, Guatemala2nd Place – Pro
Crested Butte Fat Tire 40XC MarathonCrested Butte, CO4th – Category
Ausangate Traverse
BikepackingCuzco, Peru
Asociacion de Enduro GuatemalaEnduroRabinal, Guatemala1st Place – Pro
2019Rey De Los Cerros 1ed.XC MarathonTecpán, Guatemala
1st Place – Master 2nd Overall
La Rompe Piernas 50kmXC MarathonTecpán, Guatemala
2nd Place – Master


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