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USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: Sept. 4
Triathlon’s largest singe-day prize purse was on the line Sunday at the Hy-Vee Triathlon in Des Moines, Iowa, and USA Triathlon National Team standouts Sarah Haskins and Hunter Kemper, both of Colorado Springs, raced to strong runner-up finishes.
Haskins led the women's race out of the water and throughout the bike before being caught on the run by Sweden’s Lisa Norden, who was victorious in 2 hours, 1 minute, 59 seconds. Haskins finished second in 2:02:50 and earned $105,900 for her efforts.
Click here for Haskins’ race report from Des Moines.
On the men’s side, Kemper exited the water in 11th, came on the bike in fifth and made a charge on the run to earn his runner-up finish and $75,000. Spain’s Javier Gomez made a move on the run to earn in the win in 1:51:21. Kemper was second in 1:51:59. Greg Bennett (Boulder, Colo.) carried the lead into T2 and held on for third in 1:52:24.
Click here for complete results from Des Moines, and here for a photo gallery from Competitive Image on triathlete.com.
U.S. Olympian Manuel Huerta (Miami, Fla.) returns to race action this weekend with Sunday’s Guatape ITU Triathlon World Cup in Columbia. Visit triathlon.org for a race preview.
Also on deck this weekend is Ironman Wisconsin and the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Lake Las Vegas, Nev.