SANT JULIÀ DE LÒRIA, Andorra — Two Team USA age group athletes won medals Sunday at the World Triathlon Winter Championships, held at Naturlandia adventure park in Andorra.
Sheri Schrock (Cohasset, Minn.) added to her decorated winter triathlon resume, winning gold in the women’s 65-69 age group to mark her second career world title and fourth World Championships medal overall. Lawrence Herold (Chicago, Ill.) took bronze in the men’s 40-44 age group, a notable improvement from his 33rd-place finish from the 2019 World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Winter triathlon is a unique multisport discipline that combines running, mountain biking and cross-country skiing. Sunday’s event featured a 3.3-kilometer run, 5.2-kilometer bike and 5.5-kilometer ski.
Schrock finished with a time of 1 hour, 16 minutes, 52 seconds — besting her closest competitor in the women’s 65-69 age group, Marianne Grünebach of Germany, by nearly five minutes. In the men’s 40-44 division, Herold crossed the line in 52 minutes flat for bronze. He was less than two minutes behind Spain’s world champion Juan Tenorio Rupérez (50:04), and 45 seconds back from silver medalist Jaime Gutierrez Herrero, also of Spain.
In addition to age-group competition, the World Triathlon Winter Championships featured races for elite and paratriathlon athletes, as well as an elite 2x2 mixed relay. Complete results from all events are available at triathlon.org.
2021 World Triathlon Winter Championships — Complete Results
3.3k trail run, 5.2k mountain bike, 5.5k cross-country ski
1. Juan Tenorio Rupérez (ESP), 50:04
2. Jaime Gutierrez Herrero (ESP), 51:15
3. Lawrence Herold (Chicago, Ill.), 52:00
1. Sheri Schrock (Cohasset, Minn.), 1:16:52
2. Marianne Grünebach (GER), 1:21:32
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USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon, paratriathlon, and indoor and virtual multisport events in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,000 events and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Triathlon Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of World Triathlon and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).