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Alex Megos Wins La Sportiva Legends

Alex Megos topped all five problems in finals at the La Sportiva Legends to take the win. In second was Jongwon Chon and third was Jernej Kruder.

The big comp was held at Kl├Ąttercentret in Stockholm and had Chris Sharma show up and compete.

Finals

1. Alexander Megos (5T5/7B6)
2. Jongwon Chon (4T4/5B4)
3. Jernej Kruder (3T5/6B9)
4. Rei Sugimoto (3T4/5B5)
5. Alexey Rubtsov (3T4/5B5)
6. Chris Sharma (0T2/0B2)

I could have not wished for any better end to my competition season than the LaSportiva Legends Only Comp in Stockholm! Winning it on top of that exceeded my expectations! This comp and I go back a little while. It all started in 2013 for me when I came to Sweden for the first time ever to do a workshop with @kraftfactory at @klattercentret. After the workshop I got invited to the LaSportiva Legends Only so already a couple of months later I found myself back in Stockholm together with 5 outstanding and inspiring athletes. I was incredibly excited to be part of this event and climb together with those true legends. Already a year later in 2014 I was back again for my second year with great success! Standing on the podium with a silver medal back then was one of my competition highlights. Of course the thought of winning Legends started to creep up into my head but more so I just wanted to keep coming back to Stockholm because of the great experiences I had and the special people I met here. 2016 I was back for the 3rd time Legends. I was stronger than ever and Stockholm definitely felt like a home crowd. Not being able to show my best performance that year was frustrating on the one side but on the other side the fun I was having definitely made up for everything. 2017 I was back again. That time though it was not to compete myself. That year it was the girls turn to battle it out while I had a totally new and great experience doing the commentary together with @liamlonsdale. And 2018 finally was my year where it all came together. Thank you everyone for supporting me, thank you Stockholm for cheering, thank you Minna, Robban, Daniel and Steklund for setting great boulders. Thanks to the 5 outstanding athletes I climbed along with and thanks Liam for the commentary and good banter (as always) ­čśë Stockholm, I will be back soon. @patagonia_climb @redbullgermany @goretexeu @tenayaclimbing @sterlingrope @dmm_wales @entreprisesclimbing @cafekraft_nuernberg @frictionlabs @fazabrushes #stylefirst #carrotsforpower Pic @toksuede

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