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U.S. Age Group Athletes Earn Medals at 2021 World Triathlon Long Distance Championships Almere Amsterdam

By USA Triathlon | Sept. 13, 2021, 6:10 p.m. (ET)

Nearly 70 U.S. age group athletes represented the red, white and blue in the Netherlands on Sunday, Sept. 12 at the 2021 World Triathlon Long Distance Championships Almere-Amsterdam and 2021 World Triathlon Long Distance Aquabike Championships Almere-Amsterdam.  

Over 345 triathletes from 27 different countries lined up to crown the Long-Distance World Champions. Team USA had finishers in 13 age-group categories, with Monica Poveda (Miami, Fla.) claiming the sole podium for the U.S., earning the silver medal for the women’s 40-44 age group. She finished the 3.8-kilometer swim, 180-kilometer bike and 42.2-kilometer run course in a time of 10 hours, 10 minutes, 42 seconds. 

World Triathlon Long Distance Aquabike Age-Group Championships 

Almere also played host to the World Triathlon Long Distance Aquabike Age-Group Championships with 160 athletes from 15 countries competing over a 3.8-kilometer swim, followed by an 180.2-kilometer bike. 

USA age-group athletes dominated the day, earning 15 total medals across all age groups. 

Taking the world titles in their respective categories were Amber Smolik (F 35-39), Felicity Joyce (F 40-44), Kurt Holt (M 45-49), Maggie Riley-Hagan (F 65-69), Robert Smartt (M 65-69) and Rob Watson (M 70-74).   

2021 World Triathlon Long Distance Championships Almere-Amsterdam

3.8-km swim, 180-km bike and 42.2-km run  — Complete Results

Age-Group Results

F30-34
5. Valerie Boulet 12:15:51

M30-34
19. Tom Yunus 10:54:13
20. Mike Mcintyre 10:57:00
25. Christopher Taylor 11:44:50

F35-39
4. Kc Northup 10:54:35

M35-39
13. John Wile 9:59:12
17. Ricardo Valverde 10:22:32
21. Jonathan Smith 10:28:35
22. Chandler Carranza 10:41:57
25. Carl Alleyne 10:51:02
30. Joel Young 12:57:55

F40-44
2. Monica Poveda 10:10:42
8. Erika Graziani 12:38:30

M40-44 
15. Jerome Bareth 10:05:57

F45-49
10. Dawn Prebula 12:38:14

M45-49
34. Peter Finley 13:27:23

F50-54
13. Alexandra Michel 13:44:14

M50-54
30. Raymond Lake 11:20:59
38. Arsenio Naranja 12:32:36
39. Michael Morrissey 12:35:08

M55-59
12. John Lewis 11:16:34
13. Bradford Henderson 11:29:06

M60-64
16. Jerry Kreisher 12:42:56
21. Jeff Dorrill 14:13:44
22. Gary Mappin 14:38:50

M65-69
5. Terry Gates 12:51:16

2021 World Triathlon Long Distance Aquabike Championships Almere-Amsterdam

3.8km swim, 180.2km bike  — Complete Results 

Age Group Results

F25-29
3. Isabel Ahrendt 7:10:18

M25-29
3. Cajer Gong 7:21:23

F30-34
2. Casey Bresee 8:25:13

F35-39
1. Amber Smolik 6:08:35
4. Kristen Ullmann 6:44:00
6. Rozanne Larsen 7:07:49

M35-39
3. Philip Young 5:54:52
8. Zachary Radke 7:06:12

F40-44
1. Felicity Joyce 6:06:03
3. Meilssa Langworthy 6:37:54

M40-44
6. Matt Walker 6:03:44
7. Daryn Wiese 6:42:14

F45-49
6. Jackie Bates 7:24:48

M45-49
1. Kurt Holt 5:22:10
11. Alejandro Kaed 6:32:41

F50-54
2. Gayle Galletta 6:26:26
4. Caroline Worrall 7:05:28
8. Ellen Kraus-Schaeffer 8:01:11
9. Susan Brown 8:18:20

M50-54
6. Ricardo Damico 6:23:25
9. Damian Garrison 6:43:48
10. Michael Delgrosso 6:52:16
11. Philippe Des Frances 6:56:38

F55-59
3. Nancy Lyon Stadler 7:02:40
5. Tamalla Robertson 7:16:51
10. Donna Sumption 8:51:09

M55-59
2. Blair Saunders 5:40:54
11. Claude Grizzard 6:46:36
12. Ed Baetzold 6:48:44
16. Roberto Valdes 7:01:30

M60-64
10. Steven Ahrendt 6:56:51
12. Tom Spaits 7:36:27
14. Blaz Jurko 7:45:28
16. Mark Diebolt 8:06:42

F65-69
1. Maggie Riley-Hagan 7:58:25

M65-69
1. Robert Smartt 6:04:07

M70-74
1. Rob Watson 7:09:01
2. Robert Hiller 7:59:52
 
M75-79
3. Douglas Stewart 8:48:01