50 imageshttp://issuu.com/xmspread/docs/swiss_insurgents Swiss marathon specialists, Urs Huber (Team Bulls) and Ariane Kleinhans (Team RE:CM) shattered the men and women’s course records respectively when they claimed dominant victories at the 2014 Fairview Attakwas Extreme mountain bike marathon near Oudtshoorn, South Africa on Saturday. Huber, a 28-year-old former Swiss national champion, clocked a time of 04 hours 47 minutes 46 seconds, almost nine minutes faster than the previous record of 04:56:29 set in 2013 by compatriot, Christoph Sauser (Specialized Racing). It was Huber’s first attempt at the 121km event, which includes a demanding 2 900 metres of vertical ascent. Sauser, the current marathon World Champion, was runner up on Saturday in a time of 04:54:33, also eclipsing his previous best time, but still well behind the rampant Huber, who rose to global prominence when he finished runner-up in the 2013 ABSA Cape Epic stage race with German teammate, Karl Platt. Platt finished third on Saturday in a time of 04:55:16, with Czech Republic’s Frantisek Rabon (Specialized Racing) securing fourth in his first race as a mountain bike pro following a decade-long career as a road cycling pro. Erik Kleinhans (Team RE:CM) was the first South African finisher in fifth place.