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USA Triathlon Monday Notebook: March 19
Americans swept the podium Sunday at Rev3 Costa Rica with Cameron Dye (Boulder, Colo.) and Nicole Kelleher (Charlottesville, Va.) lifting the tape.
Dye built an insurmountable lead on the bike and earned the win in 1:58:02, USA Triathlon National Team member Manuel Huerta (Miami, Fla.) was second in 1:59:24.
On the women’s side, Kelleher gained a slight lead entering T2 and then ran away from the field to earn the victory in 2:14:10. Bree Wee (Honolulu, Hawaii) was second — more than three minutes behind Kelleher.
Meanwhile in Puerto Rico on Sunday, Timothy O’Donnell (Boulder, Colo.) and Kelly Williamson (Austin, Texas) repeated as winners of Ironman 70.3 San Juan. O’Donnell crossed the in line in 3:51:32 with the day’s top swim and run splits.
Williamson came off the bike 2 minutes down to eventual runner-up Linsey Corbin (Missoula, Mont.), but quickly made up that ground and earned the victory in 4:14:06.
In ITU action over the weekend, Kevin Collington (Orlando, Fla.) and Barrett Brandon (Fort Worth, Texas) finished fifth and sixth respectively at the Santiago ITU Pan American Cup, which also served as the South American Championships.
On the calendar this weekend is the 2012 USA Triathlon Elite Duathlon National Championship, which is slated for Saturday in Pelham, Ala., as a part of the Powerman Alabama Multisport Weekend. Look for a full preview on usatriathlon.org later this week and click here for a look at the participants.
The ITU World Cup slate also opens Saturday in Mooloolaba, Australia, with eight Americans on the start list, including National Team members Laura Bennett (Boulder, Colo.) and Gwen Jorgensen (Milwaukee, Wis.) on the women’s side. USA Triathlon Project 2016 athletes Kaitlin Shiver (Melbourne, Fla.), Greg Billington (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Kaleb VanOrt (Mishawaka, Ind.) are also slated to compete. The men’s side also features Ben Collins (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Ethan Brown (Lowell, Mass.) and Colin O’Brady (Santa Monica, Calif.).
Meanwhile, Collington, Brandon and Chris Tremonte (Redmond, Wash.) will compete Saturday in the Valparaiso ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup.