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USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: June 6

By Elizabeth Grimsley | June 06, 2016, 11:52 a.m. (ET)

ITU Duathlon World Championships

Three Americans picked up world titles in Aviles, Spain, this weekend at Duathlon Worlds while 18 total medals were won. Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.), was the only American to win a standard-distance title, doing so with a time of 2:12:19. 

In the sprint-distance race, Kristin Allyne (Chapel Hill, N.C.) won her second-consecutive title in the women’s 55-59 age group, crossing the line in 1:14:53. Graciela Val (Evanstone, Ill.) was also victorious, claiming the women’s 75-79 division (2:05:08).

Spain has been good to me. This is the full back page of the special sports newspaper given to athletes at the race packet pick up - happy to be so well received here! Newspaper photo by Phillip Lee; this pic by other slice. #printmedialives#press #duathlon #transathlete#aviles2016 #desportes #nobaddays#teamusa

Elite duathlete Seth Totten, just missed the podium, finishing in fourth for his efforts.

My head is still spinning from yesterday's 4th at the World Duathlon Championships! It was an experience I will never forget! From pushing the pace on the bike through a sea of roaring people, to having hundreds of people yelling "Vamos" on the runs. So thankful to be able to pour out all the work that went into yesterday. And grateful for all the people who helped make this trip possible, first and foremost my parents who believed so much they got me to the start line. #teamtotten #duathlon #aviles2016

For more information, including results from all the U.S. medal winners, visit

Strathclyde ITU World Paratriathlon Event

Chris Hammer (Salt Lake City, Utah) won the men’s PT4 sport class in Glasgow, Scotland, this weekend. Hammer finished his race with a time of 1:00:20 to outlast France’s Maxime Maurel by over two minutes. 

Sarah Reinertsen (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) won the women’s PT2 race, finishing in 1:32:24 over Sweden’s Shahrzad Kiavash.

It's a GOLD medal day @ ITU Paratriathlon race in Strathclyde! Over the moon to be on top of the podium again. 😄 Thanks to my team of supporters, you are all truly #PartOfTheVictory! @nike@cafoundation @ossurcorp@nuunhydration @ismseat @xterrawetsuits@ceramicspeed @rudyprojectna@michellie_jones @astepaheadprosthetics@usaparatriathlon @dancesingplay

For full results, visit

IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh

Matt Russell (Belmont, N.C.) was victorious in North Carolina this weekend, winning the half-IRONMAN event in 3:52:34, nearly five minutes ahead of the next male finisher. Justin Park (Carrollton, Ga.) barely missed the podium, finishing fourth.

On the women’s side, Lauren Barnett (Kansas City, Mo.) also left with gold, finishing atop the podium with a time of 4:21:04. Meredith Kessler (San Francisco, Calif.) came in a little over a minute behind Barnett to claim the silver. For full results, visit

IRONMAN 70.3 Hawaii

Kevin Coady (Pleasanton, Calif.) took the bronze in Kohala Coast, Hawaii, this weekend, finishing the race in 4:25:52 behind Tim Rea of Australia and Brett Tingay of New Zealand. Jonathan Noon (Encinitas, Calif.) and David Wild (Kealakekua, Hawaii) rounded out the top five for the men in fourth and fifth, respectively. For the women, Lectie Altman (Kaneohe, Hawaii) finished first with a time of 4:45:16.

Took the OA women's win today at Hawaii 70.3 Thanks to@bocahawaii @kingofscottland@itakebioastin @rokasports@planetsunhawaii @sosrehydrate couldn't do this without all your help and support.#dowhatyoulove #lovewhatyoudo#findyourhappy

For full results, visit

Rev3 Quassy

Cameron Dye (Boulder, Colo.) won the second stop of the Revolution3 Triathlon Series in Middlebury, Conn., this weekend, crossing the finish line in 1:56:14. Rudy Von Berg (Boulder, Colo.) also finished on the podium with a third-place showing (1:58:38).

Great to finally make it up to@rev3tri #Quassy and even better to get the win! #triathlon #conneticut @pearlizumiofficial @ventumracing@rideshimano @rudyprojectna@firstendurance @computrainer @ismseat@blueseventy

3rd today in #rev3quassy@rev3tri , solid day all around, I could have hoped for better without a 1' penalty on the bike! That stagger rule is really hard to respect, especially when someone is 100m ahead of you. But in the end, I knew the rule & it's my fault. I finished up the day with the fastest run time, but it wasn't enough to catch the 2 leaders @jacksonlaundrytri and@camdyetri . Thank you to @rev3tri for reintroducing prize money in Olympic races and to @otfmultisport @huubdesign@rudyprojectna @kiwamitriathlon@kiwamitri for the support

For more information on the race, click here.

Around Social Media

Catch up with what some of USA Triathlon’s athletes were up to this past week on social media. 

For fun, Gwen Jorgensen raced in a sprint-distance triathlon in Spain, winning handedly with a time of 1:14:37, seven minutes ahead of the next closest competitor.

Sarah True got in a swim workout with a furry friend.
Family swim time in the Connecticut River was cut short when the hairy one took off after critters on the river bank. Ötzi is more of a hunter than a swimmer. #summer #swimming #healthiertogether#newhampshire #dogsofinstagram

And Joe Maloy continued to prepare for the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon.