Margaux Isaksen, Fayetteville, Arkansas finished the 2013 Pentathlon World Cup Series in third place. Margaux combined a podium finish at the World Cup Final in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia with a World Cup win in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and a string of top 8 finishes to claim the superior place.
Margaux returns to Russia later this month for the Kremlin Cup and then will prepare for the World Championships in August to be held in Kaoshiung, Chinese Taipei. Younger sister Isabella Isaksen, Fayetteville, Arkansas finished the series in thirty-first place in her first full year of competing on the senior World Cup circuit. In addition to qualifying for both the Kremlin World Cup and Senior World Championships, Isabella, age 19 hopes to compete in Budapest, Hungary at the Junior World Championships.
On the men’s side, Army Specialist Dennis Bowsher, Colorado Springs, Colorado produced some solid performances to finish 52nd in the 2013 Pentathlon World Cup Series.
A future Pentathlete to watch is Grace Kittle, Dallas, Texas who in a limited role competing in her first two World Cup Pentathlons finished 82nd in the series. Grace is a former nationally ranked swimmer who switched to pentathlon this year.
Other USA Pentathletes finishing in the top 100 on the world list are Christine McGrath, Newark, Delaware; Nicola Genaud, Denver, Colorado and Alison English, Ventura, California.
The UIPM Pentathlon World Cup Series was won by Victoria Tereshuk as Ukraine finished one –two. Margaux was the only athlete to win a Pentathlon World Cup this year other than the Ukrainians who swept the rest of the series.