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USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: June 30
Linsey Corbin (Missoula, Mont.) set a course record on her way to first place in Klagenfurt, Austria on Sunday at IRONMAN Austria. Corbin posted the fastest bike and run splits of the field to finish in 8:42:42, which was also an American record at the ultra-distance. Simone Braendli of Switzerland came in second with a time of 8:49:16 while Lisa Hutthaler of Austria rounded out the podium in her home country, taking third with a time of 8:53:20.
U.S. elite women claimed two spots on the women’s podium on a rainy day in Nice at IRONMAN France on Sunday. Caitlin Snow (Brockton, Mass.) and Lisa Roberts (Tucson, Ariz.) finished second and third respectively, behind Tine Deckers of Belgium, who commanded the slick bike course to win in a time of 9:12:21. Snow ran her way into second place with a finishing time of 9:13:02, and Roberts was the next best finisher in 9:23:58.
IRONMAN 70.3 Buffalo Springs
Australian Tim Reed edged out Jordan Rapp (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) on the run in Lubbock, Texas, to win IRONMAN 70.3 Buffalo Springs on Sunday in 3:59:58. Rapp posted the fastest bike split of the day, nearly catching up to Reed in T2. He finished second place in a time of 4:00:28. Jesse Thomas (Bend, Ore.) claimed the final spot on the podium with a time of 4:02:54.
Canada’s Angela Naeth successfully defended her 2013 title at the Buffalo Springs event, crossing the finish in 4:27:14. Margaret Shapiro (Herdon, Va.) took second in a time of 4:28:32, and Lauren Barnett (Dallas, Texas) had the top run split of the field to move into third place with a time of 4:29:58.
IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene
Andy Potts (Colorado Springs, Colo.) led the men out of the water by nearly five minutes, earning the edge he needed for the win in Sunday’s IRONMAN Couer d’Alene in Idaho. Potts maintained the top position into the finish, taking first place in a time of 8:25:44. Viktor Zyemtsev from Ukraine took second place in 8:28:32, and Ben Hoffman (Boulder, Colo.) had the top run split of the day to take third in a time of 8:29:12.
Heather Wurtele of Canada came out of the water in third, quickly moving into the lead on the bike and she never looked back, taking first place in a dominating time of 9:34:32. Kelly Williamson (Austin, Texas) led out of the water and made a comeback on the run to take second place in a time of 9:50:07 and Jessica Smith (Stanford, Calif.) held on for third with a time of 9:58:42.
Challenge Atlantic City
Laurel Wassner (New York, N.Y.) topped the women’s podium at the inaugural Challenge Atlantic City, held Sunday in New Jersey. Wassner biked conservatively to ensure a strong run, bringing her in first with a time of 9:29:20. Jacqui Gordon (Point Pleasant, N.J.) took second place in a time of 9:54:11 and Natasha Van Der Merwe (Austin, Texas) claimed the final spot on the podium with a time of 9:58:13.