USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: May 9

By Elizabeth Grimsley | May 09, 2016, 12:18 p.m. (ET)

Cagliari ITU World Cup

The U.S.’s Matthew McElroy (Port Charlotte, Fla.) finished 15th in Italy this weekend in his ITU World Cup debut. He had the fastest run split of the day, finishing the last leg of the race in just 15 minutes and 27 seconds, three seconds faster than the next-fastest man. Overall, McElroy finished with a time of 57:41, crossing the finish line around two minutes after gold-medalist Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway.

Pot holes, cracks, and cobblestones made the decent pretty sketchy. #rideindropsyall #worldcupdebut #ITUtriathlon


15th place today at the Cagliari Italy ITU World Cup with the fastest run split. A lot of hard work and real coaching by @pstriathlon went into this result. 

On the women’s side, Erin Dolan (Lincoln, Neb.) picked up a 21st-place finish in Cagliari, coming in with a time of 1:07:15, around three and a half minutes after champion India Lee of Great Britain.

For full results, visit triathlon.org.

IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championships

Meredith Kessler (Corte Madera, Calif.) won the bronze medal in the IRONMAN North American Championships in St. George, Utah, this weekend. Kessler’s time of 4:22:02 was just over five minutes back of Canada’s Heather Wurtele, who claimed the gold. Great Britain’s Holly Lawrence finished second. Mary Beth Ellis (Superior, Colo.), ninth, and Skye Moench (Holladay, Utah), tenth, rounded out the top 10.

The American men also did well in Utah, with Kevin Collington (Orlando, Fla.) coming in as the top finisher for the U.S., crossing the line in fourth. His time of 3:54:40 put him about six minutes back of champion Lionel Sanders of Canada. Americans Tim O’Donnell (Chicago, Ill.) and Cameron Dye (Boulder, Colo.) rounded out the top 10 in ninth and 10th, respectively. For full results, visit ironman.com.

Huatulco ITU World Cup

Erin Jones (Colorado Springs, Colo.) raced in Mexico this weekend, finishing 25th in the ITU World Cup with a time of 2:30:21. She was the lone American female in the competition. Jolanda Annen of Switzerland picked up the gold medal.

Welcome to the Jungle! #HuatulcoWC @worldtriathlon Forgot my racing suit! #Oops Thanks ITU for the spare. Amazing 📸 @wagner.araujo.photo 

On the men’s side, Rodolphe von Berg (Boulder, Colo.) was the highest male finisher, coming across the line in 34th with a time of 2:07:23. France’s Etienne Diemunsch landed atop the podium, finishing in 1:58:23.

For full results, visit triathlon.org.