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USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: April 11

By Elizabeth Grimsley | April 11, 2016, 11:52 a.m. (ET)

WTS Gold Coast
In the second World Triathlon Series race of the year, the U.S. had five finishers in the top ten. Gwen Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) placed second in her first WTS event of the season, coming from behind to finish under a minute behind gold-medalist Helen Jenkins of Great Britain. Katie Zaferes (Hampstead, Md.) and Kirsten Kasper (North Andover, Mass.) also placed in the top 10, finishing sixth and 10th, respectively.

On the men’s side, both Joe Maloy (Wildwood Crest, N.J.) and Greg Billington (Spokane, Wash.) had career-best finishes with Maloy racing to sixth and Billington placing 10th. Maloy finished with a total time of 1:47:53, less than a minute back from the podium, while Billington came in just 23 seconds behind Maloy. For full results and more information on the event, visit usatriathlon.org.

IRONMAN 70.3 Texas
Sarah Haskins (Clermont, Fla.) won the gold medal at the IRONMAN race in Texas this weekend. Haskins finished over a minute ahead of second-place finisher Jeanni Seymour of South Africa. American Jodie Robertson (Melville, N.Y.) raced to third, less than a minute ahead of Germany’s Laura Philipp who finished fourth. On the men’s side, Andrew Starykowicz (Wauconda, Ill.) was the highest American finisher, racing to fourth overall, just 34 seconds from being on the podium. For full results, visit ironman.com.

IRONMAN 70.3 South American Championship, Palmas
Linsey Corbin (Bend, Ore.) and Lisa Roberts (Channahon, Ill.) placed third and fourth, respectively, in Brazil this weekend. Canada’s Magali Tisseyre won the gold, coming in seven minutes ahead of Corbin.
For full results, visit ironman.com.

IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa
American Ben Hoffman (Boulder, Colo.) won the gold medal at Nelson Mandela Bay this weekend, finishing more than two minutes ahead of Australia’s Tim van Berkel. Behind for most of the race, Hoffman made his move halfway through the run to come away victorious and automatically qualifying for the IRONMAN World Championships. For full results, visit ironman.com.