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U.S. Triathletes Among Top Performers at Ironman World Championships
Multisport athletes and fans from around the world followed Ironman athletes who swam, biked and ran in Kona, Hawaii, Saturday for the Ironman World Championships. For the second straight year, Caitlin Snow (Brockton, Mass.) posted the top finish by an American with her time of 9 hours, 18 minutes, 11 seconds, which earned her ninth place in the women’s race. There were six U.S. women in the top 20: Kelly Williamson (Austin, Texas) finished 13th, Mary Beth Ellis (Superior, Colo.) was 15th, Linsey Corbin (Missoula, Mont.) was 16th, Amanda Stevens (Enid, Colo.) took 18th and Tyler Stewart (Novato, Calif.) rounded out the top 20.
On the men’s side, Olympian Andy Potts (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was the top U.S. athlete after leading the swim, placing 17th overall with a time of 8:38:36. Click here for a recap of the pro races.
A number of age-groupers competing in Kona were winners in their respective divisions. Age group champions are:
Tatiana Vertiz (San Antonio, Texas), F18-24, 10:01:39
Joe Thorne (Austin, Texas), M25-29, 8:59:16
Sheila Croft (Redmond, Wash.), F35-39, 9:51:26
Lisbeth Kenyon (Barrington, R.I.), F45-49, 10:15:14
Teresa Rider (Boulder, Colo.), F50-54, 10:44:01
Gregory Taylor (Yankton, S.D.), M55-59, 10:03:43
Laura Sophiea (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), F55-59, 10:45:35
Susan Norman (San Diego, Calif.), F70-74, 16:57:29
Harriett Anderson (San Carlos, Calif.), F75-79, 16:56:01
Lew Hollander (Bend, Ore.), M80+, 16:45:55
Jeddie Schabort (Cedartown, Ga.), M-Handcycle, 9:24:35