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USA Triathlon Monday Notebook
USA Triathlon takes a look back at last weekend’s action and looks ahead to this week’s biggest races on the elite calendar in what has become a regular weekly feature on usatriathlon.org.
Americans Shine at Coteau-du-Lac ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup
Ethan Brown (Lowell, Mass.) and Barrett Brandon (Forth Worth, Texas) posted top-five finishes on the men’s side, while Lauren Goss (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) and Gwen Jorgensen (Milwaukee, Wis.) did the same for the women at Saturday’s Coteau-du-Lac ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup.
Brown was second in 1 hour, 52 minutes, 48 seconds behind Canada’s Andrew Yorke, who was the winner in 1:52:14. Brandon took fifth in 1:53:35, and Greg Billington (Spokane, Wash.) and Nicholas Vandam (Eagan, Minn.) were eighth and ninth, respectively.
Click here for full men’s results.
In the women’s race, Goss grabbed fourth in 2:08:10, and Jorgensen finished fifth in 2:08:49. Jennifer Spieldenner (Findlay, Ohio), Lauren Goldstein-Kral (Shaker Heights, Ohio) and Jessica Broderick (Middlebury, Conn.) also placed in the top 10.
Click here for full women’s results.
With their performances Saturday, Goss and Vandam qualified for the 2010 ITU Under-23 World Championships.
Potts, Corbin Sweep Ironman Coeur d'Alene
Olympian Andy Potts (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Linsey Corbin (Missoula, Mont.) both picked up their first Ironman victories en route to an American sweep Sunday at the Ironman Coeur d'Alene.
Potts quickly overcame a 30-second deficit on the swim and held a comfortable lead on the bike and run to win by nearly four minutes in 8:24:40. Corbin pulled in front on mile 18 of the run and went on to win by nearly six minutes in 9:17:54.
Visit ironman.com for a full recap.
Lieto Takes Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs
Chris Lieto (Danville, Calif.) picked up his second 70.3 win of 2010 Sunday at the Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs in 3:55:27. Fellow American Ben Hoffman (Durango, Colo.) continued his strong season with a third-place finish, as U.S. athletes took four of the top five spots for the men, and three of the top five for the women.
Visit slowtwitch.com for a recap and results.
Three Americans on Podium in Philadelphia
David Thompson (Minneapolis, Minn.) was second in the men’s race, while Jenna Shoemaker (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Nicole Kelleher (Mercer Island, Wash.) took second and third in the women’s event Sunday at the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon, which was contested as a 5k-40k-10k duathlon. The race was the first stop in the 2010 Lifetime Fitness Triathlon Series Race to the Toyota Cup.
Thompson was 36 seconds behind New Zealand’s Bevan Docherty in 1:49:47. Matt Reed (Boulder, Colo.) finished fourth in 1:55:48.
Shoemaker was just 15 seconds off winner Nicky Samuels of New Zealand in 2:02:35, while Kelleher, the 2010 USAT collegiate national champion, was third in 2:07:15.
Visit the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer for full event coverage.
Foster Continues San Diego Dominance
Chris Foster (Redondo Beach, Calif.) won his fourth straight San Diego International Triathlon, covering the 1k-30k-10k course in 1:27:54 after grabbing the lead early on the bike. Check out the North County Times for a full race recap.
Like you, most elite triathletes will break for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – one of the fastest growing sports in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. USAT sanctions 3,100 races and connects with more than 133,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USAT provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games.