The fourth and final day of X Games 2013 featured Men and Women’s Enduro X racing in the Staples Center, and as is always the case with Enduro X, the racing was intense in both classes. The unofficial king of the sport, Taddy Blazusiak, took home yet another gold medal in the finals, but not without fits from Mike Brown and Cody Webb. In the Women’s class, Tarah Gieger took the early lead, but a crash handed it over to Laia Sanz, who never looked back until the checkers.
Colton Haaker was on fire in the finals, but unfortunately got held up in a nasty section. Haaker went on to finish fourth, while David Knight (behind) was sixth. Garth Milan Taddy Blazusiak splashes through a massive water section, one of several challenging obstacles on the course. Amazingly enough, the entire circuit is built overnight after the Moto X racing, and features two water pools, several rocks and logs, and even step-ups and double jumps. Garth Milan Mike Brown holeshots his qualifying heat, which he went on to easily win. Brown is amazingly fast in Enduro X, but what is more amazing than his speed is the fact that he competed in Moto X the night prior, scoring the Ironman award. Garth Milan Tarah Gieger got a great start and looked to have the win in the bag, but a crash and subsequent hangup prevented victory. Garth Milan Laia Sanz rode consistently in the Women’s Enduro X course, and without any major problems or crashes, Sanz went on to take gold. Garth Milan Cody Webb leads Colton Haaker and David Knight through one of the more treacherous sections on the course, the water pit, which left the riders’ tires wet and slick. Garth Milan It is very hard to believe that Mike Brown is 41 years old, especially when you see him tearing up the track with his picture-perfect moto style. Brownie took home a silver medal for his efforts. Garth Milan Fourth place finisher Colton Haaker charges through the “matrix” and over one of several tire jumps. Garth Milan Taddy was ecstatic about taking home gold in the last-ever Los Angeles X Games. Just like he is doing in this portrait, Blazusiak definitely kept his KTM pinned! Garth Milan Tarah Gieger shows off her new bronze medal following the awards ceremony. Though she was disappointed with handing over the win to Sanz after a crash, Gigsey was still a happy camper to have scored yet another X Games medal to add to her collection. Garth Milan