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USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: Oct. 17

By Elizabeth Grimsley | Oct. 17, 2016, 12:02 p.m. (ET)

IRONMAN 70.3 Hefei

Athletes toed the line in Hefei, China, this weekend, with Americans finishing on the podium in both the pro men’s and women’s races at IRONMAN 70.3 Hefei. Robin Pomeroy (Folsom, Calif.) claimed the bronze medal for the women, finishing with a time of 4:21:47. She finished behind the Czech Republic’s Radka Vodickova, who won gold in 4:13:50, and Great Britain’s Emma Pallant, who earned the silver in 4:16:55. Heather Lendway (St. Paul, Minn.) also crossed the line in the top five, finishing fifth in 4:38:33.

On the men’s side, Brad Williams (Riverbank, Calif.) also brought the bronze medal home for the U.S. Williams finished his race in 3:57:22, coming in behind champion Brad Kahlefeldt of Australia (3:55:32) and runner-up Stuart Hayes of Great Britain (3:56:46).

For full results, visit ironman.com.

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Olympic gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen has been spending her time after the end of the triathlon season, competing in cyclocross races and training for the New York Marathon in November.

Other U.S. elite triathletes are also getting back into training after the Grand Final in Cozumel.

First time back on this bike since Cozumel. No place I'd rather ride. 📷:@spedone7570

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First time back on this bike since Cozumel. No place I'd rather ride. 📷:@spedone7570

Last run workout before the flights to #tongyeongwc... only one thing it could be. #hills #ups #uphills#samebutdifferent #thetriathlonsquad 📷:@pstriathlon


And for American paratriathletes, the training never truly stops.