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USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: July 17

By Caryn Maconi | July 17, 2017, 7:04 p.m. (ET)

ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships

The U.S. team of Kirsten Kasper (North Andover, Mass.), Ben Kanute (Geneva, Ill.), Katie Zaferes (Hampstead, Md.) and Matt McElroy (Huntington Beach, Calif.) earned a silver medal at the ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships on Sunday in Hamburg, Germany. In the Mixed Team Relay format, each athlete on the four-person team completed a 300-meter swim, 7-kilometer bike and 1.6-kilometer run before tagging off to their next teammate. The Australian team of Charlotte McShane, Matthew Hauser, Ashleigh Gentle and Jacob Birtwhistle took the world championship crown, covering the course in a combined time of 1 hour, 22 minutes, 38 seconds. The U.S. was just four seconds behind in 1:22:42, and the Netherlands crossed third in 1:22:47.


For full results from the ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships, visit

ITU World Triathlon Hamburg

Led by Katie Zaferes’ fourth-place finish, the United States placed three women in the top-10 at ITU World Triathlon Hamburg on Saturday. Zaferes (Hampstead, Md.), who now has three top-four finishes in World Triathlon Series races this season, overtakes U.S. teammate Kirsten Kasper (North Andover, Mass.) as the overall WTS leader.


In the men’s race, Spain’s Mario Mola collected his third WTS victory of the season in 54:08, followed by Australia’s Jacob Birtwhistle in 54:20 and New Zealand’s Ryan Sissons in 54:23. The U.S. men were led by Matt McElroy (Huntington Beach, Calif.), who finished 18th with a time of 55:05. Kevin McDowell (Geneva, Ill.), also raced well, finishing just outside the top-20 in 55:11.

For full results from ITU World Triathlon Hamburg, visit

Magog ITU Paratriathlon World Cup

U.S. paratriathletes scored six podiums, including four wins, at the ITU Paratriathlon World Cup in Magog, Canada on Saturday. Allan Armstrong (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Adam Popp (Arlington, Va.) went 1-2 in the men’s PTS2 division, while Howie Sanborn (Denver, Colo.) and Joel Rosinbum (Austin, Texas) won the PTWC and PTS4 divisions, respectively. Alberto Guzman (Chicago, Ill.) took second in the men’s PTVI division, while Amy Dixon (Encinitas, Calif.) was the women’s PTVI champion.

For full results from the Magog ITU Paratriathlon World Cup, visit

Magog CAMTRI Triathlon Junior American Championships

Eighteen junior triathletes represented the United States on Saturday at the CAMTRI Triathlon Junior American Championships in Magog, Canada. Darr Smith (Atlanta, Ga.) took the win the men’s race, covering the sprint-distance course in 57 minutes, 36 seconds. With his win, Smith earned a spot on Team USA for the ITU Junior World Championships in September in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Eli Pugh (Rochester, Ind.), also had a top-10 finish, placing eighth in 58:17.

Kyleigh Spearing (Frankfort, Ill.) led the U.S. in the junior women’s race, placing fourth overall with a time of 1:05:40. Paige Horner (Johnston, Iowa), Gillian Cridge (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Amelia Larkin (Lebanon, N.H.) also finished in the top-10.

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For complete results from the Magog CAMTRI Triathlon Junior American Championships, visit

New York City Triathlon

Thousands of age-group triathletes and a talented elite field competed at the New York City Triathlon on Sunday, an Olympic-distance course which covered a 1500m swim in the Hudson River, a 40k bike on the Westside Highway and a 10k run through the streets of NYC with a finish in Central Park. Cam Dye (Boulder, Colo.), was the men’s pro champion with a time of 1:45:10. Jason West (Boulder, Colo.) was just over a minute back from Dye in 1:46:23, and Canada’s Jackson Laundry rounded out the top-three in 1:46:43.

In the women’s pro race, Lauren Goss (Boulder, Colo.) broke the tape in 1:56:54. She was nearly two minutes ahead of runner-up Amy Bevilacqua (Southbury, Conn., 1:58:46). Kirsten Marchant of Canada completed the podium with a time of 1:59:06.

For complete results from the New York City Triathlon, click here.

XTERRA Beaver Creek Championship

Josiah Middaugh (Vail, Colo.) captured his fifth consecutive win at the XTERRA Beaver Creek Championship on Saturday, marking his third victory in a row on the XTERRA Pan America Tour this year. Middaugh covered the 1-mile swim, 15-mile mountain bike and 5.77-mile trail run in 2:07:00. Mauricio Mendez of Mexico finished second in 2:07:41, followed by Sam Long (Boulder, Colo.) in 2:12:38. The win was especially meaningful for Middaugh, as his son Sullivan won the overall title in the XTERRA Sprint race.

Scotland’s Lesley Paterson took the women’s title in Beaver Creek, crossing the line in 2:26:07. She was joined on the podium by Americans Suzie Snyder (Fredericksburg, Va., 2:35:50) and 2016 champion Julie Baker (Sonora, Calif., 2:38:19).

Today's @xterraoffroad #panamtour race was dedicated to David DeSantis, an amazing human being and a true xterra warrior we recently lost to cancer. His memory and fighting spirit was with me throughout today's race, pushing me to continue on, no matter how awful I felt- because being here at Beaver Creek doing what I love to do is a great privilege and lets be honest...2.5 hours of discomfort is really not much of a hardship in the grand scheme of life's tough and often unfair situations. So though I felt weak and winded and slow, a little perseverance landed me on the 2nd place step of the podium behind multiple time World Champ @lesleydoestri, a solid point tally to maintain the Overall Tour lead and was 5 mins faster than last year, even with poor training over the past month. So lesson learned...never give up! Thanks again to my support crew for keeping me in the game and never giving up on me! @sierraendurancesports @renorunningcompany #EMPLOYERSinsurance @altrarunning #zerolimits @naturesbakery @opticnerveeyewear #teamnerve @hyperthreads @toddsbodyshop @rotorbike #inpower @fizio_reno #buildanedge @blueseventy #triathlon #crosstriathlon @stansnotubes #carbonvalor @highsierracycling @orbeabicycles #ridefightwin @maxxistires

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For complete results from the XTERRA Beaver Creek, click here.

IRONMAN 70.3 Racine

Jodie Robertson (Melville, N.C.) and Alissa Doehla (Tryon, N.C.) earned podium finishes at IRONMAN 70.3 Racine on Sunday. The swim was canceled due to water temperature, so the course ultimately featured a 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile swim. Great Britain’s Holly Lawrence was the overall winner for the pro women, finishing in 3:39:31. Robertson was less than a minute behind in 3:40:28, and Doehla crossed in 3:42:59 for third.

It was an Australian podium sweep in the men’s pro race, with Sam Appleton (3:10:35), Tim Reed (3:14:12) and Joe Gambles (3:16:59) taking first through third, respectively. Andrew Starykowicz (Wauconda, Ill., 3:17:55) and Matt Hanson (Storm Lake, Iowa, 3:19:31) both placed top-five.


For complete results from IRONMAN 70.3 Racine, visit

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