USA Triathlon Paratriathlon National Championships
Eleven of the nation’s top paratriathletes earned national titles on Sunday in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, at the USA Triathlon Paratriathlon National Championships. The race was held in conjunction with the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon at Lake Andrea, and paratriathletes covered a sprint-distance 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. Athletes competed for national titles in six paratriathlon sport classes. Four athletes – Aaron Scheidies (Seattle, Wash., PTVI), Brian Norberg (Chicago, Ill., PTS3), Omar Bermejo (Casper, Wy., PTS4) and Ruth Ann Reeves (Hattiesburg, Miss., PTS5) – successfully defended their national titles from 2016.
Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympians Liz Baker (Signal Mountain, Tenn., PTVI), Patty Collins (Alexandria, Va., PTS4), Hailey Danz (Chicago, Ill., PTS2) and Chris Hammer (Salt Lake City, Utah, PTS5) also earned national titles in Sunday’s race.
For complete results from the USA Triathlon Paratriathlon National Championships, click here.
IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur d’Alene
Matt Hanson (Storm Lake, Iowa) was the men’s pro champion at IRONMAN 70.3 Couer d’Alene in Idaho on Sunday, while fellow American Andy Potts (Colorado Springs, Colo.) took third. Hanson completed the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.-1-mile run course in 3 hours, 51 minutes, 16 seconds. He crossed the line more than two minutes ahead of runner-up Tim Reed of Australia (3:53:58). Potts completed the podium with a finishing time of 3:57:03.
Haley Chura (Bozeman, Mont.) was the women’s pro champion in 4:27:16. Canada’s Jen Annett placed second in 4:29:13, and Linsey Corbin (Bend, Ore.) took the third spot on the podium in 4:33:43.
Really happy with today's race at @ironmantri 70.3 CdA. Can't thank all the volunteers, spectators, and the town enough for putting on such a great event! Of course this would be possible without all the support of some amazing sponsors and my family as well, racing is definitely a team effort! Full report soon! • • #Repost @kaoriphoto (@get_repost) ・・・ Congrats @matthansontri for taking the win at @ironmantri 70.3 CDA! -- #IM703CDA @kaoriphoto #KaoriPhoto
Beyond happy to stand on another podium. Coeur D'Alene 2016 was my first race post-injury. I never could have imagined twelve months later I would be back, racing for the win!! Thanks to Jen Annett, @linseycorbin, and all the other strong women in the pro field who were close behind, pushing me to my best performance on the day. And thanks for all the cheers on course and at home!!
For complete results from IRONMAN 70.3 Couer d’Alene, visit IRONMAN.com.
IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant
Two-time U.S. Olympic triathlete Sarah True (Hanover, N.H.) placed second in the women’s pro race at IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant in Québec on Sunday. True finished the 1.2m swim, 56m bike and 13.1m run in 4:18:21. She finished about four minutes back from race winner Holly Lawrence of Great Britain (4:14:24). Canada’s Magali Tisseyre placed third, less than a minute behind True in 4:19:17. Jennifer Spieldenner (Findlay, Ohio, 4:23:53) and Amber Ferreira (Concord, N.H., 4:30:03) also had strong races, finishing just off the podium in fourth and fifth.
It was a Canadian sweep in the men’s pro race, with Lionel Sanders (3:46:04), Taylor Reid (3:52:18) and Cody Beals (3:54:26) taking the podium spots. Sean Jefferson (Pacific Palisades, Calif., 4:01:03) and Lucas Pozzetta (Merrimack, N.H., 4:02:20) were the top American finishers in seventh and eighth, respectively.
Hey, where's the champagne?! Some fun things that I've learned over the past few weeks since my switch from Olympic distance to non-draft racing: -Socks are good -So is eating lots of snacks while racing -An official carrying a whiteboard with your number on it does NOT mean that you have a littering penalty (it was a nice break in the penalty tent, albeit unnecessary 😂) -chamois butter is your friend -podiums don't always have bubbly -after eating lots of sugar, the world's best post-race food is fries smothered in gravy and topped with smoked meat and cheese curds Thanks to Mont Tremblant for hosting a really cool race & to @hollylawrencetri & @mtisseyre for showing me how high the bar is on the bike. Lots of work ahead of me, but I'm excited for the challenge.
The race begins the moment you think you can't go any further.❤️70 miles of racing is painful!❤️5th Pro for me today in a speedy spectacular field where @hollylawrencetri showed she's queen 👑 Can't wait to get another crack at it. But first, poutine! 📷@rkellymultisport HUGE BEAR HUG FOR THE PIC AND SUPPORT 🐻🐻 . . . . #triathlontraining #ironman703 #ironmantri #monttremblant #sundayfunday #race #loge #motivation #instarunner #instafit #inspiration #triathlonproblems #tri36
For full results from IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant, visit IRONMAN.com.
Philadelphia Escape Triathlon
A talented field of elite triathletes toed the line at the Philadelphia Escape Triathlon on Sunday, which was changed to duathlon format after the swim was canceled due to debris and fast-moving water left from a recent storm. The switch to a run-bike-run didn’t faze Jason West (Boulder, Colo.), who took the win in the men’s race. West covered the 3.2k run, 40k bike, 6.8k run in 1:29:09. He was followed closely by 2016 U.S. Olympian Ben Kanute (Tucson, Ariz.), who crossed the line in 1:29:29 to outsprint Cameron Dye (Boulder, Colo.) by just three seconds.
Alicia Kaye (Clermont, Fla.) took top honors for the women in 1:41:12. Cecilia Davis-Hayes (New York, N.Y.), took the runner-up spot in 1:42:59, while Canada’s Kristen Marchant rounded out the podium in third with a time of 1:43:42.