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Jarrod Shoemaker Places 17th to Lead U.S. at ITU World Triathlon Stockholm
Action resumes Sunday with the ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — USA Triathlon National Team member Jarrod Shoemaker led the U.S. with a 17th-place finish Saturday at the ITU World Triathlon Stockholm, the sixth of eight stops of the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series.
Shoemaker (Clermont, Fla.) logged a time of 55 minutes, 51 seconds on the 750-meter swim, 20-kilomter bike, 5-kilometer run sprint-distance course. He closed with a 14:28 run split to earn his third top-20 finish on the WTS circuit this season.
U.S. teammate Tommy Zaferes (Soquel, Calif.) was third out of the water but placed 58th in 1:03:53. USA Triathlon National Team member Matt Chrabot (Aptos, Calif.) did not finish the race.
Olympic bronze medalist Jonathan Brownlee of Great Britain was victorious in 54:24, while London silver medalist Javier Gomez of Spain was second in 54:31. France’s Vincent Luis rounded out the podium in 54:35. Visit triathlon.org for a complete men’s recap.
Hometown favorite Lisa Norden of Sweden won the women’s race in 1:00:36. No U.S. women were on the start list. Visit triathlon.org for complete women’s results.
Action resumes Sunday in Stockholm with the ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships. Tanelle Berard (Clive, Iowa) and Lindsey Jerdonek (Northfield, Ohio) will be joined by two of the three men who raced in today’s individual event to comprise the U.S. relay entry.
The relay teams will compete in the order of female-male-female-male. Each athlete will complete a 300m swim, 6k bike and 2k run. After each athlete finishes his or her swim-bike-run segment he or she will tag the next athlete in the relay to make the exchange. Relay action will begin at 8:45 a.m. Eastern Sunday. The U.S. team was fifth at the same event in Lausanne, Switzerland, a year ago.
Following this weekend’s action in Stockholm, the ITU World Triathlon Series resumes with the seventh of eight events — the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama on Sept. 29-30.
2012 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm
(750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run)
Men – Complete Results
1. Jonathan Brownlee (GBR), 54:24
2. Javier Gomez (ESP), 54:31
3. Vincent Luis (FRA), 54:35
17. Jarrod Shoemaker (Clermont, Fla.), 55:51
58. Tommy Zaferes (Soquel, Calif.), 1:03:53
DNF Matt Chrabot (Aptos, Calif.)
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.