USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: August 15

By Elizabeth Grimsley | Aug. 15, 2016, 12:30 p.m. (ET)

USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships

Age-groupers from around the country flooded Omaha, Nebraska, this weekend for the two-day event. With the Olympic-distance race kicking off Saturday, Alissa Doehla (Asheville, N.C.) and Todd Buckingham (East Lansing, Mich.) picked up overall national titles. In all, 28 Olympic-distance champions were crowned. Doehla finished in an impressive 2:09:24 while Buckingham completed his race in 1:58:12.

Hey, I won a national championship so I'm allowed to eat more than one #cinnamonroll in a day, right?? How about 5?! (Plus the one I ate earlier makes 6 😅 Don't worry, I shared!) These mini cinnis for lunch were fantastic! From left to right: #caramelpecan, iced #cinnamon x 2, #orange (surprisingly good!), and #caramel. The #icing on the normal cinnis was out of this world! It was the lightest frosting I've ever had on a cinnamon roll, but still full of flavor. It was a mixture of #whippedcream and #powderedsugar. Melted in my mouth! The caramel pecan roll was amazing as well with #candiedpecans that added a great crunch. I normally don't like #pecans on my cinnamon rolls, but these may have changed my mind! #USATAGNC #nationalchampion #nationalchampionship #triathletefood #triathletefuel #swimbikeruneat #triathlon #triathlete #tri #swimbikerun #minicinnis

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Hey, I won a national championship so I'm allowed to eat more than one #cinnamonroll in a day, right?? How about 5?! (Plus the one I ate earlier makes 6 😅 Don't worry, I shared!) These mini cinnis for lunch were fantastic! From left to right: #caramelpecan, iced#cinnamon x 2, #orange (surprisingly good!), and #caramel. The #icing on the normal cinnis was out of this world! It was the lightest frosting I've ever had on a cinnamon roll, but still full of flavor. It was a mixture of #whippedcream and#powderedsugar. Melted in my mouth! The caramel pecan roll was amazing as well with #candiedpecans that added a great crunch. I normally don't like #pecans on my cinnamon rolls, but these may have changed my mind! #USATAGNC#nationalchampion #nationalchampionship#triathletefood #triathletefuel#swimbikeruneat #triathlon #triathlete #tri#swimbikerun #minicinnis

On Sunday, the athletes toed the line for Sprint Nationals with Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.) and Christopher Douglas (Atlanta, Ga.) earning gold medals for being the overall female and male champions, respectively. Sass finished with a time of 1:07:16 while Douglas crossed with a time of 59:21.

For full results and recaps on the weekend’s events, visit usatriathlon.org.

IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin

American Ben Collins took the win at the half IRONMAN race in Ireland this weekend. He finished with a time of 4:00:41, less than three minutes ahead of silver medalist Harry Wiltshire of Great Britain. Paul Reitmayr of Austria rounded out the podium in third.

On the women’s side, Amelia McCracken was the highest U.S. finisher, coming across the line in seventh with a time of 5:01:14. Great Britain’s Susie Cheetham was the top female (4:22:33). For full results, visit ironman.com.

IRONMAN 70.3 Chungju

The United States' Brad Williams earned the gold medal at the half IRONMAN race in South Korea, besting Seychelles’ Nick Baldwin by almost 10 minutes. Romania’s Zsombor Deák finished third.

For full results, visit ironman.com.

IRONMAN 70.3 Wiesbaden

Germany hosted the half IRONMAN race in Wiesbaden this weekend with home countryman Andreas Dreitz taking top honors with a time of 3:59:05. The top American male finish came from Rodolphe von Berg, who crossed the line in 4:06:45.

Still no sign of an in-action pic, but yesterday I finished 6th in the highest level 70.3 Half ironman in Europe#im703wiesbaden, behind and in front of big names like Lionel Sanders, Boris Stein and Andreas Dreitz. I was the youngest guy in the top20 which is encouraging too. After pushing the start of the bike I controlled the last 20km in order to get in my best half marathon time ever in 1h12'40". Very happy with the result- now it's time to fly back to the US 👍🏿 

For full results, visit ironman.com.

Tønsberg ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup

Dylan Sorensen of the United States took fifth place in the European Cup in Norway this weekend, finishing the sprint triathlon in 52:01, less than a minute behind gold medalist Joel Tobin White of Australia.

For full results, visit triathlon.org.

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USA Triathlon’s 2016 Olympic team has arrived in Brazil with less than a week before toeing the line. See what the athletes have been up to.

Just minutes until the last leg on the #RoadtoRio

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Just minutes until the last leg on the #RoadtoRio
Arrived yesterday to an outrageous amount of support. Thank you for all the messages! It's only the beginning, but it has already been one of the coolest experiences of my life #RioOlympics2016
I arrived in Rio to a room full of motivation! I really appreciate everyone who wrote - there couldn't be better reading to pass by the nerves and free time of this week. #rio #motivation #teamusa #BestWithinUs#triathlon
Beautiful sunrise this morning to start the ride. A few reps on the hill, and a picture with the Olympic Rings made for a successful morning. The race is quickly approaching! #RioOlympics2016
Early morning ride in Rio, checking out the course and impressed by the beautiful city. The race approaches quickly. #nofilter #cycling #rio #sunrise