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Erika Ackerlund, Jason West Victorious at Richmond CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup

By USA Triathlon | May 06, 2018, 8:40 p.m. (ET)

RICHMOND, Va. — Erika Ackerlund (Missoula, Mont.) and Jason West (Boulder, Colo.) earned wins at the Richmond CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup on Sunday, the third U.S. stop on the CAMTRI calendar this season.  

Ackerlund covered the 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run in 57 minutes, 25 seconds, marking her third consecutive CAMTRI podium this season. She had a strong showing at the two Florida-based CAMTRI stops in March, taking the win in Clermont and placing second at Sarasota-Bradenton.

Chelsea Sodaro (Poway, Calif.) was the runner-up in 57:40, and Amy Cymerman (Colorado Springs, Colo.) — in her first start as an elite — completed the U.S. podium sweep in 57:53. Also placing in the top-10 were Jessica Broderick (Middlebury, Conn.), who took fourth in 58:12; Brittany Warly (Colorado Springs, Colo.), seventh in 58:54; and Kyleigh Spearing (Frankfort, Ill.), eighth in 59:11.

In the men’s race, West broke the tape with a time of 51:21. Israel’s Roy Zuaretz crossed the line in 51:29 for silver, outsprinting third-place-finisher Taylor Forbes of Canada by just one second. Darr Smith (Atlanta, Ga.) and Robby Webster (Tacoma, Wash.) took eighth and ninth respectively in another close finish, both recording times of 51:57. 

The win continues a streak of podium performances for West this season, as he also claimed bronze at the Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI stop in March, won the Surf City Escape Triathlon in Huntington Beach in April and placed second at the St. Anthony’s Triathlon last weekend.

The CAMTRI season continues May 19 with a stop in Ixtapa, Mexico. For a complete CAMTRI season calendar, visit

2018 Richmond CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup
750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run

Elite Women — Complete Results

1. Erika Ackerlund (Missoula, Mont.), 57:25
2. Chelsea Sodaro (Poway, Calif.), 57:40
3. Amy Cymerman (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 57:53

U.S. Finishers

1. Erika Ackerlund (Missoula, Mont.), 57:25
2. Chelsea Sodaro (Poway, Calif.), 57:40
3. Amy Cymerman (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 57:53
4. Jessica Broderick (Middlebury, Conn.), 58:12
7. Brittany Warly (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 58:54
8. Kyleigh Spearing (Frankfort, Ill.), 59:11
11. Katie Gorczyca (Las Vegas, Nev.), 59:35
12. Teresa Groton (West Point, N.Y.), 59:43
13. Nicole Welling (Phoenix, Ariz.), 59:51
18. Ellie Abrahamson (Carlsbad, Calif.), 1:00:39
19. Kaitlyn Kramer (Raleigh, N.C.), 1:00:58
20. Ali Brauer (Boulder, Colo.), 1:00:59
25. Rebecca Naughton (Des Moines, Iowa), 1:02:28
28. Rachel Pearson (Forest Park, Ill.), 1:02:38
29. Caroline Shannon (Scarsdale, N.Y.), 1:02:46
32. Sarah Quintero (Round Rock, Texas), 1:03:58
37. Jocelyn Bonney (Long Beach, Calif.), 1:07:49

Elite Men — Complete Results
1. Jason West (Boulder, Colo.), 51:21
2. Roy Zuaretz (ISR), 51:29
3. Taylor Forbes (CAN), 51:30

U.S. Finishers

1. Jason West (Boulder, Colo.), 51:21
8. Darr Smith (Atlanta, Ga.), 51:57
9. Robby Webster (Tacoma, Wash.), 51:57
11. Jack Felix (Hilton Head, S.C.), 52:15
12. Collin Chartier (Fairfax, Va.), 52:17
18. Kevin Bishop (Stanford, Calif.), 52:37
20. Alec Wilimovsky (Malibu, Calif.), 52:42
25. Marty Andrie (Aurora, Colo.), 53:16
28. Duncan Reid (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.), 53:25
30. Hunter Lussi (Gibson Island, Md.), 53:35
32. Jacob Slife (Clinton, N.Y.), 53:43
39. Eli Pugh (Rochester, Ind.), 54:16
41. Spencer Ralston (Hebron, Conn.), 54:33
43. Wilson Norris (Fort Collins, Colo.), 54:47
47. Steven Rosinski (Charlottesville, Va), 55:56
50. Garrett Mayeaux (Dallas, Texas), 56:58
53. Michael Hoffman (Marlborough, Mass.), 57:56
54. Andrew Roos (Redwood City, Calif.), 58:11

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