USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: July 24

By Caryn Maconi | July 24, 2017, 4:18 p.m. (ET)

ITU Triathlon World Cup Tiszaújváros

Renée Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J.) defended her 2016 title at ITU Triathlon World Cup Tiszaújváros in Hungary on Sunday, the seventh stop of 15 on this season’s ITU World Cup circuit. The race featured a semifinal format, with qualifying heats on Saturday and finals on Sunday. Both the semifinal and final courses consisted of a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run course. The top 30 men and top 30 women after the semifinal heats advanced to the Sunday final.

Tomlin, Erin Dolan (Bentonville, Ark.) and Tamara Gorman (Rapid City, S.D.) easily secured spots in the women’s final after strong races on Saturday. Tomlin ultimately broke the tape in 1 hour, 45 seconds, followed by Leonie Periault of France in second and Maaike Caelers of the Netherlands in third. Dolan placed 11th in 1:01:36, with Gorman five seconds behind in 12th.

Everyone whose raced here knows it's a bit crazy... for those who haven't... This is Tiszy! #TiszyWC #TeamUSA

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Going to miss this place, until next yr Tiszy!

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For full results from the ITU Triathlon World Cup Tiszaújváros, visit triathlon.org.

Challenge Iceland

Justin Metzler (Boulder, Colo.) earned the first overall win of his professional career at Challenge Iceland on Sunday. Metzler covered the 1500m swim, 90k bike and 21.1k run in 3:56:21. Trevor Wurtele was the runner-up in 3:58:45, and Jesper Svensson of Sweden rounded out the top-three 3:59:25. Jordan Rapp (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) was fourth overall, less than three minutes off the podium in 4:02:10. In the women’s race, Jeanni Seymour of South Africa took the win with a time of 4:18:02, followed by Heather Wurtele of Canada in 4:18:22 and Sarissa de Vries of the Netherlands in 4:37:03.

For complete results from Challenge Iceland, visit challenge-family.com/results.

IRONMAN Lake Placid

Two U.S. men reached the podium in the professional field at IRONMAN Lake Placid on Sunday, a race in which race winner Brent McMahon of Canada broke the course record. McMahon, a two-time Olympian, covered the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run in 8:13:53. His finishing time was nearly 10 minutes faster than the previous course mark set in 2004 by British triathlete Simon Lessing. Andy Potts (Colorado Springs, Colo.) crossed the line second in 8:37:46, recording a race-leading 50:10 swim split in the process. Justin Daerr (Boulder, Colo.) completed the podium in 8:45:40.

Six weeks ago I went through my hardest experience I've had in racing. Shortly after Ironman Boulder I felt like the best way for me to move forward was to get back out on a race course as soon as possible. The theory was good, but the execution was very trying. I struggled to train and lacked a lot of mental focus. Two weeks ago I thought there was no way I would be racing. But fortunately I am surrounded by great people in my life and they got me out the door and got me out of my own way. And today I had the opportunity to toe the line at Ironman Lake Placid, taking home the final podium spot with 3rd overall. Thank you all for the continued support and thanks to everyone in Placid for the cheers out on the course.

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For complete results from IRONMAN Lake Placid, visit IRONMAN.com.

IRONMAN 70.3 Calgary

U.S. women took the top two spots at IRONMAN 70.3 Calgary on Sunday, with Heather Jackson taking the win in 3:57:20 and Jennifer Spieldenner (Findlay, Ohio) coming second in 4:03:57. Svenja Thoes of Germany placed third in 4:05:02.

Jonathan Shearon (Tuscon, Ariz.) was the top American in the men’s pro race, crossing the line third in 3:45:59. Australians Josh Amberger (3:35:07) and Kieran Roche (3:44:56) placed first and second, respectively.

 

For complete results from IRONMAN 70.3 Calgary, visit IRONMAN.com.

IRONMAN France

Nicole Valentine (Boulder, Colo.) stepped onto the IRONMAN pro podium for the first time in her career on Sunday, placing third at IRONMAN France. Valentine covered the course in 10:21:53. Carrie Lester and Annabel Luxford, both representing Australia, took the top two spots in 9:27:53 and 9:38:31, respectively.

For complete results from IRONMAN France, visit IRONMAN.com.

#TriWeek Race Days

Triathletes across the country celebrated National Triathlon Week last week, culminating in Race Days on Saturday and Sunday. Competitors of all ages raced in roughly 162 events throughout the weekend, including 55 youth races.

WOW!!! What a hot day at the Music City Triathlons!!! But the BEAT racers were just as smokin' hot today as they scorched the streets of Nashville!!! Fantastic way to round out National Triathlon Week!! There was a great BEAT presence today, and CONGRATS to all who finished....you are all rock stars!!! Here is a list of finishers today (I apologize if I missed anyone...please let us know & we'll fix it) OLYMPIC DISTANCE Jason Baxter - 1st Age Group Mark Chubb Sandy Coomer - 1st Female Grand Masters Lisa Dennison - 1st Age Group Philip Lee - 1st Age Group Belinda Leslie - 3rd Female Grand Masters Mace Linde Emily Rollins - 2nd Female Overall Derek Stone - 2nd Age Group Vickie Updike - 2nd Female Masters Chris White Alex Wigton Kevin Youngberg SPRINT DISTANCE Judy Aberg - 2nd Female Grand Masters Brad Beck Marty Bonnick - 1st Age Group Jason Ehrlinspiel - 1st Clydesdale 40 & up Michael Felix - 1st Age Group Sebastian Haupt Brian Lord Nick Matthews - 1st Age Group Gina McKinney Karen Putnam - 3rd Athena 40 & up Jennifer Rivera - 1st Age Group Hillary Stigall Shelby Taylor Tara Turon - 3rd Athena 39 & under SPRINT-AQUA BIKE Joel Oertling - 1st place Again.....congrats to everyone!!! #GoBEAT #TriWeek

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For more information about National Triathlon Week, visit usatriathlon.org/triweek.