ZOFINGEN, Switzerland — U.S. age-group athletes Cora Sturzl (Malaga, Wash.) and Kristen Hetzel (Malibu, Calif.) reached the podium Sunday, Sept. 19 in their respective age groups at the 2021 World Triathlon Powerman Long Distance Duathlon Championships Zofingen.
Athletes covered a 9.2k run, followed by a 144k bike and a 25.5k run. Sturzl won her 55-59 age group, with a time of 11 hours, 38 minutes, 22 seconds, while Hetzel placed second in her 40-44 age group, clocking a time of 8:56:43.
The U.S. also had one representative in the women's elite division, as Kari Giles (Austell, Ga.) placed sixth with a time of 8:26:41.
For more information about Team USA, comprised of the nation’s top amateur athletes who represent the U.S. at World Triathlon World Championship events, visit usatriathlon.org/teamusa.
2021 World Triathlon Powerman Long Distance Duathlon Championships Zofingen
9.2k run, 144k bike, 25.5k run — Complete Results
1. Seppe Odeyn (BEL) 6:06:41
2. Jens-Michael Gossauer (SUI) 6:19:15
3. Matthieu Bourgeois (FRA) 6:24:27
1. Merle Brunnee (GER) 7:07:27
2. Nikola Corbova (SVK) 7:21:13
3. Sarah Noemi Frieden (SUI) 7:39:42
6. Kari Giles (Austell, Ga.) 8:26:41
U.S. Age Group Results
4. Shobha Sidigonde (Newark, Del.) 11:12:00
2. Kristen Hetzel (Malibu, Calif.) 8:56:43
1. Cora Sturzl (Malaga, Wash.) 11:38:22
4. Nicholas Watson (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 7:31:19