Madrid ITU Triathlon World Cup
Taylor Spivey (Redondo Beach, Calif.) and Chelsea Burns (Seattle, Wash.) earned their first career ITU World Cup podium finishes on Sunday in Madrid, earning silver and bronze, respectively. Great Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown took the win, covering the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run course in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 5 seconds. Spivey finished in 2:08:56 and Burns crossed the line in 2:09:27. Erin Dolan (Bentonville, Ark.) also competed for the U.S. on Sunday, placing fifth in 2:10:19.
In the men’s race, Kevin McDowell (Geneva, Ill.) was the top American in fifth with a time of 1:54:12. New Zealand’s Ryan Sissons won in 1:53:00, followed by Raphael Montoya of France in 1:53:08. France’s Simon Viain rounded out the podium with a time of 1:53:16. Also racing Sunday were Seth Rider (Germantown, Tenn.), who took 18th in 1:55:37, and Alec Wilimovsky (Malibu, Calif.), who placed 52nd in 2:01:17.
For complete results from the Madrid ITU Triathlon World Cup, visit triathlon.org.
IRONMAN Brazil South American Championship
Haley Chura (Bozeman, Mont.) led all Americans at the IRONMAN Brazil South American Championship in Florianópolis on Sunday, notching a third-place finish in the women’s pro race. Chura completed the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run course in 8 hours, 58 minutes and 45 seconds. Chura finished less than seven minutes after race winner Susie Cheetham of Great Britain (8:52:00), and just over a minute behind runner-up Sonja Tajsich of Germany (8:57:36). Linsey Corbin (Bend, Ore.) also had a strong showing, placing fifth in 9:01:13.
Patrick Evoe (Boulder, Colo.) was the top U.S. finisher in the men’s pro race, crossing the line in seventh with a time of 8 hours, 16 minutes, 26 seconds. Evoe recorded the second-fastest bike split of the race, covering the 112-mile bike course in 4:26:30. Tim Don of Great Britain won the race in an IRONMAN world record time of 7:40:23. He finished more than 25 minutes ahead of his closest competitor, Kyle Buckingham of South Africa (8:05:53). Brazil’s Igor Amorelli placed third on home soil in 8:06:58.
For complete results from the IRONMAN Brazil South American Championship, visit IRONMAN.com.