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Dani Fischer, Daniel Stubleski Earn Titles at USA Triathlon Long Course Nationals
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Dani Fischer and Daniel Stubleski raced their way to overall age-group titles on Sunday at the USA Triathlon Long Course National Championships, held in conjunction with the Grand Rapids Triathlon at the Thornapple River.
Fischer (Wausau, Wis.) won the women’s overall title and the 25-29 age group, finishing the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run course in 4 hours, 23 minutes, 37 seconds. Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.), USA Triathlon’s 2013 Triathlete of the Year, was second overall and winner of the female 35-39 age group with a time of 4:28:01. Cindi Bannink (F35-39, Madison, Wis.) finished in 4:36:02, rounding out the overall podium with third place.
Stubleski (Washington, Mich.), also named USA Triathlon 2013 Triathlete of the Year, captured the men’s overall title in 3:56:58, also winning the men’s 35-39 age group. Dave Slavinski (Point Pleasant, N.J.) earned his fourth consecutive podium finish at the event, finishing in 4:03:53 for second overall and first in the men’s 40-44 age group. Men’s 20-24 age group winner Alex Vanias (Leroy, Mich.) was third overall, posting a time of 4:08:35.
Overall, more than 700 athletes toed the line Sunday in Grand Rapids, with 27 athletes claiming national titles in their respective age groups.
The Long Course National Championships served as a qualifier for Team USA for the 2015 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, which will take place June 27, 2015 in Motala, Sweden. The top 20 finishers in each age group (rolling down to 25th place) qualified for Team USA.
Team USA is comprised of the nation’s top multisport athletes who represent the U.S. at each ITU World Championships event. Visit usatriathlon.org for more on Team USA.
USA Triathlon Long Course National Championships – Complete Results
(1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run)
Age-Group National Champions
Overall Male: Daniel Stubleski (Washington, Mich.), 3:56:58
Overall Female: Dani Fischer (Wausau, Wis.), 4:23:37
Clydesdale 39&U: Michael Ball (Hudsonville, Mich.), 5:02:34
Athena 39&U: Jennifer Kryvicky (Berkley, Mich.), 7:04:01
Clydesdale 40+: Peter Cooper (Pontiac, Mich.), 5:30:12
Athena 40+: Marianne Baker (Gobles, Mich.), 5:53:49
M19&U: Matthew Zupan (Wildwood, Mo.), 4:48:33
F19&U: Evyn Moon (St. Petersburg, Fla.), 5:58:48
M20-24: Alex Vanias (Leroy, Mich.), 4:08:35
F20-24: Kaitlyn Patterson (Cadillac, Mich.), 4:46:52
M25-29: Daniel Jones (New York, N.Y.), 4:12:27
F25-29: Dani Fischer (Wausau, Wis.), 4:23:37
M30-34: Ryan Linden (Washington, Mich.), 4:14:27
F30-34: Katherine Tobin (Washington, D.C.), 5:00:03
M35-39: Daniel Stubleski (Washington, Mich.), 3:56:58
F35-39: Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.), 4:28:01
M40-44: Dave Slavinski (Point Pleasant, N.J.), 4:03:53
F40-44: Chris Wickard (Crown Point, Ind.), 4:45:48
M45-49: Doug Clark (Medham, N.J.), 4:10:39
F45-49: Jeanne Debonis (Brecksville, Ohio), 4:46:21
M50-54: Randy McElwain (Lake Orion, Mich.), 4:38:49
F50-54: Sarah Crewe (Ruidoso, N.M.), 5:09:02
M55-59: Max Anthouard (Framington, Mich.), 4:45:18
F55-59: Laura Sophiea (Atlanta, Ga.), 4:50:40
M60-64: Walt Rider (Germantown, Tenn.), 4:57:00
F60-64: Sheri Schrock (Cohasset, Minn.), 6:05:48
M65-69: King Yaeger (Washington, Mich.), 5:23:18
F65:69: Cecilia Brzys (South Lyon, Mich.), 6:25:45
M70-74: Marty Frezza (Jupiter, Fla.), 5:53:25
About USA TriathlonUSA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 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 Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).