Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds
Taylor Spivey (Redondo Beach, Calif.) won a silver medal and earned her first career ITU World Triathlon Series podium at the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds on Sunday. Bermudan Flora Duffy crossed the line first, covering the 1,500-meter swim, 38.6-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run in 1 hour, 57 minutes, 2 seconds. Spivey followed in 1:58:32, more than a minute ahead of third-place finisher Alice Betto of Italy (1:59:36). Kirsten Kasper (North Andover, Mass.) finished fourth in 2:00:33, a result that moved her into the overall WTS series lead.
In the men’s elite race, Jason West (State College, Pa.) was the top U.S. finisher in 27th with a time of 1:52:48. Eli Hemming (Kiowa, Colo.) placed 38th in his WTS career debut, crossing the line in 1:55:50. Brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee of Great Britain went 1-2 in front of their hometown crowd. Alistair Brownlee defended his 2016 title and crossed first in 1:46:51, 12 seconds ahead of his brother Jonny. Fernando Alarza of Spain rounded out the men’s podium in third in 1:47:28.
For complete results from Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds, visit triathlon.org.
USA Triathlon Clydesdale & Athena National Championships
National titles were awarded on Sunday to 16 age-group triathletes competing in the 2017 USA Triathlon Clydesdale and Athena National Championships, held in conjunction with the Grand Rapids Triathlon at Thornapple River for the third straight year. In total, 132 athletes competed for top honors at three distances: a sprint-distance 600-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run; an Olympic-distance 1,500m swim, 40k bike and 10k run; and a long-course 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run. Luke Hermes (Bloomington, Ill.) and Laura Crower (Sanford, Mich.) took overall Clydesdale and Athena titles in the sprint-distance race. Lance Fargo (Ocean View, Del.) and Stephanie Fleming (Okemos, Mich.) were the overall Olympic-distance champions, while Kyle Klinger (Austin, Tex.) and Leslie Battle (Warwick, R.I.) won overall long-course titles.
For complete results from the USA Triathlon Clydesdale & Athena National Championships, click here.
Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon
A talented field of elite triathletes toed the line at the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco on Sunday. The swim was canceled due to high winds, resulting in a shortened course covering an 18-mile bike and 8-mile run. Lauren Goss (Boulder, Colo.) took the win in the women’s pro race, crossing the line in 1:42:06. U.S. Olympian Katie Zaferes placed second in 1:43:10, outrunning third-place-finisher Holly Lawrence of Great Britain by 26 seconds. U.S. Olympians Ben Kanute (Geneva, Ill.) and Greg Billington (Spokane, Wash.) went 1-2 in the men’s pro field, finishing in 1:30:09 and 1:31:17, respectively. Cameron Dye (Boulder, Colo.) took third, crossing the line just 41 seconds after Billington in 1:31:58.
I had a blast racing #EscapeFromAlcatraz and am stoked to have finished second with the fastest run of the day. Hats off to @benkanute for smashing that ride. Sadly no swim, but a change in the race doesn't mean a change in focus. #PoundTheRock #DYJ @EscapeAlcatrazTri #FindFaster #RunHappy #TimeToFly 📷: @kestrel_bikes
Interesting day @escapealcatraztri today. Boarded the boat, only to be told we couldn't swim because safety personnel couldn't get on the water. Turned into a bike run TT race, and as #1 on the start line I lead off the field. I rode strong but @benkanute was the class of the field all day making up the stagger on the bike and running away with the win. @grillington put together a killer run for second and I held on to the last podium spot. Love this race, but hope we get to swim again next year! #triathlon #sanfrancisco
For complete results from the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, visit escapealcatraztri.com.
A strong field featuring many of the world’s top long-course triathletes competed at IRONMAN Boulder on Saturday, and five Americans earned podium spots. In the women’s pro race, Great Britain’s Rachel Joyce took the win, covering the 2.4mi swim, 112mi bike and 26.2mi run in 9:13:32. Heather Jackson (Bend, Ore.) took second in 9:20:42, followed by Boulder native Danielle Mack in 9:42:16. Tim O’Donnell (Boulder, Colo.) took the win in the men’s pro race, covering his home course in a time of 8:13:30. O’Donnell led a U.S. podium sweep, with Matt Chrabot (Lafayette, Colo.) taking second (8:34:36) and Patrick McKeon (Philadelphia, Pa.) rounding out the podium in third (8:42:24).
2nd at #IMBoulder yesterday! The biggest congrats to @rachelsjoyce for the win w/ such a solid day across the board. It wasn't fun at the time, but "fun" battling you and so many lessons learned for the next one. Congrats @daniellemacktri for 3rd and to everyone who finished yesterday- I can honestly say that's one of the hardest full Ironmans i've done😬Thank you to all my sponsors, my husband @wattieink , my coach @joegambles , the volunteers out there all day, race directors and staff for a great event, and to all the fans cheering yesterday from near and far!!!! Thank you!!!!! And most importantly.... Kona box is ticked!!!!
For full results from IRONMAN Boulder, visit Ironman.com.
IRONMAN Cairns Asia-Pacific Championship
Sarah Piampiano (San Rafael, Calif.) represented the U.S. at the IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns, Australia, on Sunday, placing second for the pro women. Sarah Crowley of Australia was the race winner in 8:58:14, with Piampiano roughly 10 minutes behind in 9:08:20. Kristin Mueller of Germany was 3:48 back from Piampiano, finishing third in 9:14:08.
2nd today at @ironmanasiapac #imcairns #asiapacificchampionship. I am admittedly disappointed with the result, but its the let downs that keep us coming back for more and striving for that moment when it all falls into place. Massive thanks to the city of #cairns, the volunteers and the amazing crowds for providing such incredible energy out on course. And of course thank you to my amazing team of sponsors and the team of people who work so hard to help me chase my dreams. Time for a nice mid-season break and time with family before I re-focus and get ready for #kona. The championship title evades me but it leaves me hungry and motivated. Big congrats @sarah_stan_crowley on the win and @kristin.moeller for 3rd. #littleredracing #dontdreamitbeit #believe #triathlon. Thanks for the 📷 @witsupcom and the absolutely amazing coverage all day!
For full results from the IRONMAN Cairns Asia-Pacific Championship, visit Ironman.com.
IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman
Lindsey Jerdonek (Cleveland, Ohio) had a standout performance at IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman in Cambridge, Md., on Sunday, coming away with a win in the women’s pro race. Jerdonek covered the 1.2mi swim, 56mi bike and 13.1mi run in 4:23:13. Alissa Doehla (Tryon, N.C.) placed second in 4:23:32, and Dede Griesbauer (Boulder, Colo.) was third in 4:28:26. In the men’s pro race, Matt Russell (Sarasota, Fla.) reached the podium with a third-place finish. Australia’s Sam Appleton was the men’s pro champion, crossing the line in 3:46:34. Canada’s Cody Beals took the runner-up spot in 3:54:49, and Russell followed in 3:58:51.
Sooo I won #im703eagleman. 😀🙃 With being 4 years removed from my last @ironmantri 70.3, I'm reminded of what's it like to hobble around after finishing one. @dedegriesbauer set a 🔥 pace on the bike and I was able to hold off a fast-charging @mcdoehla at the finish. I raced here in Cambridge in 2009, when I was a "part-time pro" and got my butt kicked. Nice to see what's possible when you put your focus into something.
First time on the @ironmantri podium and first time popping a bottle!!! 🍾 Gotta say...it's pretty fun!! Couldn't quite catch @lindseyjerdonek (she is one heck of an athlete!), but happy with my first #eagleman703 race!! Big thanks to @thomasgerlach for the encouragement in the last few miles!! #triathlon #teamietri #altrarunning #zerolimits
For complete results from IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman, visit Ironman.com.
Huatulco CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup
Four U.S. triathletes competed at a CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup in Huatulco, Mexico, on Saturday. Brittany Warly (Colorado Springs, Colo.) placed sixth in the women’s race, covering the 750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run in 1:06:08. Michael Arishita (Boerne, Texas), Robby Webster (Tacoma, Wash.) and Andrew Roos (Redwood City, Calif.) represented the U.S. in the men’s race, placing 13th, 21st and 24th respectively. It was a Mexican podium sweep in both the women’s and men’s races. Adriana Barraza, Vanesa De La Torre and Carolina Rodriguez Robles took the top three spots for women, and Irving Perez, Eder Mejia Muñoz and David Mendoza completed the men’s podium.
For complete results from the Huatulco CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup, visit triathlon.org.