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Jarrod Shoemaker Leads U.S. at ITU World Triathlon Madrid
National Team member places 18th, moves to 12th in series rankings
MADRID, Spain — USA Triathlon National Team member Jarrod Shoemaker led the U.S. with an 18th-place finish Sunday at the ITU World Triathlon Madrid.
Shoemaker (Clermont, Fla.) recorded a time of 1 hour, 55 minutes, 20 seconds on the Olympic-distance course for his second top-20 World Triathlon Series finish of the year. He currently stands 12th and is the top-ranked American in the World Triathlon Series rankings after three races. Tommy Zafares (Soquel, Calif.) was 42nd in 1:57:43 in his WTS debut.
Great Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee won his second straight WTS event in 1:51:49. He also was victorious in San Diego two weeks ago. Visit triathlon.org for a complete men’s recap.
Switzerland’s Nicola Spirig won Saturday’s women’s race in 2:06:35. Visit triathlon.org for a complete women’s recap. No U.S. women were in action this weekend in Madrid.
The eight-race ITU World Triathlon Series resumes June 23-24 with the ITU World Triathlon Kitzbühel.
ITU World Triathlon Madrid
(1,500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run)
1. Jonathan Brownlee (GBR), 1:51:49
2. Alexander Bryukhankov (RUS), 1:52:28
3. Dmitry Polyanskiy (RUS), 1:52:54
18. Jarrod Shoemaker (Clermont, Fla.), 1:55:20
42. Tommy Zafares (Soquel, Calif.), 1:57:43
1. Nicola Spirig (SUI), 2:06:35
2. Aileen Morrison (IRL), 2:06:38
3. Barbara Riveros Diaz (CHI), 2:06:40
About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, 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, aquabike, winter triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions 4,000 races and connects with more than 150,000 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, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including ITU World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the International Triathlon Union and the United States Olympic Committee.