Aaron Gwin’s downhill MTB run at Windham: Best of 2015?

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To say downhill mountain bike racer Aaron Gwin is having a good season is like saying Specialized Bicycles is just a tad litigious: a huge understatement. Gwin’s latest display of dominance was last weekend’s run at Windham, a ski hill in the Catskill Mountains, about 2.5 hours north of New York City. In Gwin’s third World Cup win of the season, he crushed the field, beating second-place finisher Greg Minnaar by 3.505 seconds and third-place finisher Loris Vergier by 4.290 seconds.

Do yourself a favor and watch his run. And be sure to turn up the volume: the race announcer is on fire. Not quite as good as the announcers in  Danny Hart’s 2011 run in Champery, but close.

Aaron Gwin in action. Photo: Wikipedia.

Aaron Gwin in action. Photo: Wikipedia

Gwin’s domination of 2015 has him leading the series by 135 points with just one race left. How the hell does anyone compete against a guy who broke his chain coming out of the starting gate and still knocked out the fastest time on the course? They compete for second.

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