New Zealander achieved the hat trick after maintaining a tough battle with the South African Jade Gutzeit. Three of three, New Zealander Chris Birch seems unstoppable at the Baboons Lesotho Sun Roof of Africa. Of 260 registered pilots, only 22 reached the goal in minimum time stated after three days of intense competition. Birch found in South African Gutzeit to a tough rival, minimal differences that summarized in just three seconds of difference at the start of the third and final day. Just after the exit of this final and decisive day, Birch miscalculated step by a river and drowned his bike, was forced to lose eight minutes to repair his bike.
Trying to cut the lost ground, New Zealander employed thoroughly to try to hunt down Gutzeit. In a hand to hand very intense in one of the last steps of mountain, Gutzeit succumbed to pressure from Birch ceding leadership. After the victory Birch recognized arrive exhausted at that point, although the desire to win helped him to continue throwing. At the end finished with 18 minutes of advantage over Gutzeit after almost 18 and a half hours of battle in one of the Roof of Africa more demanding..