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Preview of ITU DC Championship Series Races
The world’s top triathletes will take to the streets of Washington, D.C., for round three of the Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series this Sunday (June 21).
In the women's race, home attention will be firmly focused on Laura Bennett (Boulder, Colo. / N. Palm Beach, Fla.) who narrowly missed out on the podium in Beijing at the Olympic Games, finishing fourth. Washington marks Bennett’s first race of the new series where she will line up alongside teammate Sarah Haskins, who took fifth in Madrid and enjoyed a successful 2008, including a silver medal at the world championships in Vancouver. Seven other U.S. athletes will be competing in the women's event.
Home support for the men will focus on the nine U.S. athletes, who include the speedy Jarrod Shoemaker and Beijing Olympic Games seventh place finisher Hunter Kemper. Matt Reed has enjoyed some promising results in non-drafting racing so far this year. Washington will also mark the welcome return of Andy Potts to draft-legal racing.