USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: May 23

By Elizabeth Grimsley | May 23, 2016, 1:25 p.m. (ET)

XTERRA Oak Mountain

Josiah Middaugh (Vail, Colo.) picked up yet another off-road title this weekend, winning the XTERRA Oak Mountain race in Shelby County, Alabama. Middaugh came across the finish line with a time of 2:19:17, 11 seconds ahead of silver-medalist Mauricia Mendez of Mexico. Canada’s Karsten Madsen finished third. 

The United State’s Suzie Snyder (Reno, Nev.) was also victorious in Alabama, claiming the women’s title with a time of 2:43:57. Fellow countrywomen Maia Ignatz (Boulder, Colo.) and Kara LaPointe (Truckee, Calif.) rounded out the podium in second and third, respectively.

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Club La Santa IRONMAN Lanzarote

Jesse Thomas (Bend, Ore.) won the gold medal in Spain this weekend, defeating defending IRONMAN world champion Jan Frodeno of Germany. It was Thomas’ second-career IRONMAN win. Frodeno exited the water first but struggled with his helmet in T1, allowing Thomas to move ahead and not look back. He finished with a time of 8:42:33 to Frodeno’s 8:44:38.

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IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga

Heather Jackson (Bend, Ore.) reclaimed the top spot on the podium in Tennessee this weekend after not being able to finish the North American Championships the beginning of May. Jackson came in with a time of 4:11:56, nearly seven minutes ahead of Canada’s Magali Tisseyre.

On the men’s side, Justin Park (Chapel Hill, N.C.) and Matt Russell (Boulder, Colo.) finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Park finished his race in 3:57:34 while Russell came across the finish line at 3:57:51. Germany’s Sebastian Kienle won gold. For full results, click here

Ixtapa CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup

Erin Dolan (Lincoln, Neb.) picked up the win in Mexico this weekend, defeating a field of mostly Mexican and American racers. Dolan came in with a time of 1:05:25, 16 seconds ahead of silver-medalist Cecilia Gabriela Perez Flores and 48 seconds ahead of third-place finisher Adriana Isaura Carreño, both of Mexico. Sarah Alexander (Chicago, Ill.) finished in fifth with a time of 1:06:35 while Kyleigh Spearing (Frankfort, Ill.) rounded out the Americans in the top 10 with a sixth-place finish (1:07:09).

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