This week's Global Podium for the best sportspeople in the world features Larry Roeseler & Luke McMillin, the Cali Condors and Justin Morgan, Mark Samuels and Justin Jones.
Gold: Larry Roeseler / Luke McMillin
(United States of America, Auto Racing)
The Baja 1000, held in Baja California, México, is the world’s most prestigious Off-Road race. Larry Roeseler, aged 63, won a race-record 14th Baja 1000 in the Overall classification, for a total of 18 Class wins. He first won the 1976 Baja 1000 in the Motorcycle category before retiring from Motorcycling in 1994 and transitioning to cars, where he had last won in 2008. 12 years later, he has won again, on a Trophy Truck. He shared driving duties with 27 year-old Luke McMillin, who took the truck at the 430-mile. They had finished third last year. With this result they are the SCORE Desert World Champions.
Watch the truck fly at the Baja 1000 (Dirt to Glory)
Silver: Cali Condors
(United States of America/International, Swimming)
Cali Condors absolutely dominated the Finals of the second Swimming World League with a total of 561.5 points over 464.5 by Energy Standard (FRA), who they also beat on the Semifinals. They won 15 of 39 events in the Final and the top two swimmers in the MVP Standings were from their team: Caeleb Dressel (USA, 96 points) and Lilly King (USA, 71 points). Captain Dressel won a total of five Finals and imposed two short-course World Records in 40 minutes, in the 100-meter butterfly and the 50-meter freestyle. The next day he broke his own 100-meter Individual Medley World Record -set last Monday- and he is now one second faster than anyone else in history. Captain Dressel was the MVP, followed by teammate Lilly King (USA).
These were the swimmers that competed for Cali Condors this season:
Tomás Peribonio (ECU), Khader Baqlah (JOR), Marcin Cieślak, Radosław Kawęcki, Kacper Majchrzak (POL), Eddie Wang (ROC), Mark Szaranek (SCO), Haley Anderson, Bowe Becker, Gunnar Bentz, Erika Brown, Veronica Burchill, Kevin Cordes, Kelsi Dahlia, Caeleb Dressel, Sherridon Dressel, Kelly Fertel, Nic Fink, Hali Flickinger, Townley Haas, Molly Hannis, Natalie Hinds, Tate Jackson, Lilly King, Melanie Margalis, Lia Neal, Beata Nelson, Justin Ress, Allison Schmitt, Meghan Small, Olivia Smoliga, Coleman Stewart (USA),
Watch the Finals Day 2 Highlights (ISL)
Bronze: Justin Morgan / Mark Samuels / Justin Jones
(United States of America, Motorcycling)
They have done it again. After having won the Baja 500, this trio of riders also won the Baja 1000 to win the SCORE Desert World Champions undefeated. The most impressive is that team No. 1x Slam Life Racing Honda CRF450X won its 10th consecutive SCORE Desert Series race title with Justin Morgan, who has 14 race wins over four years, and has now won 5 Baja 1000 races, while Morgan and Jones now have 4 Baja 1000.
SCORE Desert Series had a livestream from the starting line