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Team USA Races to Six Medals at ITU Cross Triathlon Worlds


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Den Haag, Netherlands — Team USA picked up six off-road triathlon world championship medals and one world title at the 2013 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships on Saturday, held at The Hague-Kijkduin.

Kathy Hudson (Highland Village, Texas) led the way as the top American finisher, winning her age group for the second time in the three-year history of the event. Hudson won the 50-54 age group in convincing fashion, logging a time of 2 hours, 59 minutes, 16 seconds on the 1-kilometer swim, 26-kilometer mountain bike and 9-kilometer cross country run course. Her time was more than 14 minutes faster than the next closest competitor.

Also winning medals in their respective age groups in the off-road event were: Matthew Campbell (35-39, Park City, Utah), Brad Moore (35-39, Parsons, Tenn.), Roxy Cate (50-54, Washougal, Wash.), Annette Macniven (55-59, Wainscott, N.Y.) and J. Alan Moore (Ada, Mich.).

For the third year of the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships, Team USA was comprised of 28 age-group athletes from 18 states ranging in age from 25-66. Team USA is comprised of the nation’s top amateur multisport athletes who represent the U.S. at each ITU World Championship event. Visit for more on Team USA.

2013 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships – Click here for complete results
(1k swim, 26k mountain bike, 9k cross-country run)

United States Age Group Medalists
Male 35-39
2. Matthew Campbell (Park City, Utah), 2:35:29
3. Brad Moore (Parsons, Tenn.), 2:42:56
Female 50-54
1. Kathy Hudson (Highland Village, Texas), 2:59:16
3. Roxy Cate (Washougal, Wash.), 5:44:04
Female 55-59
2. Annette MacNiven (Wainscott, N.Y.), 3:36:55
Male 60-64
3. J. Alan Moore (Ada, Mich.), 3:13:59