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U.S. Team Earns Two Podium Finishes at ITU Long Distance Duathlon Worlds
Ruth Brennan Morrey posts fastest run split for elite women
ZOFINGEN, Switzerland—The United States picked up two bronze medals on Sunday at the ITU Long Distance Duathlon World Championships, held at the 25th anniversary for Powerman Zofingen.
In her first elite world championships event, Ruth Brennan Morrey (Rochester, Minn.) covered the 10-kilometer run, 150-kilometer bike, 30-kilometer run course in 7 hours, 27 minutes, 4 seconds to finish third, edging out Switzerland’s Barbara Schwartz by seven seconds. Brennan Morrey’s 30k run split of 2:05:13 was the fastest of the day in the women’s field. Visit triathlon.org for a complete elite recap.
In amateur action, Jeff Wilson (Copley, Ohio) finished third in the men’s 25-29 age group with a time of 7:42:03. Wilson posted a solid run, bike, run effort to put a distance of more than 35 minutes between himself and the fourth-place finisher.
Team USA is comprised of the nation’s top multisport amateur athletes who represent the U.S. at each ITU World Championships event. Visit usatriathlon.org for more on Team USA.
2013 Zofingen ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships – Complete Results
10k run, 150k bike, 30k run
1. Eva Nystrom (SWE), 7:13:08
2. Julia Viellehner (GER), 7:24:36
3. Ruth Brennan Morrey (Rochester, Minn.), 7:27:04
United States Age Group Medalists
3. Jeff Wilson (Copley, Ohio), 7:42:03
About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 550,000 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 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).