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USA Triathlon Weekend Update: July 21

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2014 Magog PATCO Sprint Triathlon Premium Pan American Cup
Alan Webb (Beaverton, Ore.), American record holder in the mile, took second place in his first Pan American Cup, finishing just two seconds behind Canadian Kyle Jones. Webb finished in 53:51 and Jones in 53:49. The two athletes were matched on each leg of the race, but Jones’ transitions edged out the American competitor whose top run split (14:20) topped fellow American Kaleb Vanort (Mishawaka, Ind.), who finished in third with a time of 53:53.

Summer Cook (Thornton, Colo.) also earned her first ITU podium finish, leading the women out of the water before losing time to Canadians Amelie Kretz and Joanna Brown on the bike. Cook’s top run split of the field was enough to secure third place in a time of 1:03:01. Kretz took first in a time of 1:02:15 while Brown came in second with a time of 1:02:45.

Full results available here.

Magog also hosted a World Paratriathlon event where many U.S. athletes reached the podium. Geoffrey Kennedy (Rio Grande, Puerto Rico) took first in the men’s PT1 race with a time of 1:08:39 and Justin Meaders (Keller, Texas) in third with a time of 1:15:17. Jamie Brown (Carlsbad, Calif.) took first in the men’s PT3 race with a time of 1:05:08. Chris Hammer (Cheney, Wash.) came in second in the PT4 with a time of 1:03:16, and Aaron Scheidies (Seattle, Wash.) topped the podium in the PT5 event with a time of 1:02:45.

U.S. women swept the podium in the PT1 category with Kendall Gretsch (Downers Grove, Ill.) taking the win with a time of 1:17:25. Mary Kate Callahan (Western Springs, Ill.) took second in a time of 1:32:54 and Diana Helt (Chicago, Ill.) came in third in a time of 1:41:39. Sarah Reinertsen (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) took first in the PT2 race with a time of 1:46:36, while Allysa Seely (Glendale, Ariz.) won as the only competitor in the PT3 event, finishing in a time of 1:29:41. Grace Norman (Jamestown, Ohio) won the PT4 category in a time of 1:15:00. Patricia Walsh (Austin, Texas) won the PT5 race in a time of 1:15:34 while Amy Dixon (Greenwich, Conn.) came in third with a time of 1:25:27.

Paratriathlon results available here.

Ironman 70.3 Racine
Lionel Sanders of Canada unleashed a speedy 1:09:36 run on the fast course in Racine to take first place in a time of 3:45:55. Andrew Starykowicz (Wauconda, Ill.) gave himself over seven minutes on Sanders before the run with the top bike split of the day. Starykowicz was overtaken in the back half of half marathon to leave him with second place in a time of 3:46:37. This is the second week in a row that Starykowicz’s top bike split was pitted against Sanders’ quick run, as seen in Ironman 70.3 Muncie last weekend. Peter Robertson of Australia took third in a time of 3:51:41.

Lauren Barnett (Dallas, Texas) was the top-finishing U.S. elite for the women, taking third in a time of 4:19:34 with the second best run split of the field. Denmark’s Helle Frederiksen headed onto the run just 17 seconds back from current Ironman 70.3 World Champion Melissa Hauschildt from Australia. Hauschildt then unleashed the top run split of the field to take first in a time of 4:11:51 leaving Frederiksen in second with a time of 4:16:22.

Full results available here.

Geneva ETU Triathlon European Cup
Lindsey Jerdonek (Sagamore Hills, Ohio) won the elite women’s field decisively with a finishing time of 2:12:26. After coming out of the water in third, Jerdonek worked her way to the front throughout the 40k bike leg. Jerdonek’s second-fastest run split brought her to the finish line in first with a 2:18 gap over second-place finisher Australian Melinda Vernon in 2:14:44. Emma Pallant, who competed under the ITU flag, took third in a time of 2:15:02.

Full results available here.

Kansas 5i50
Matt Chrabot (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Australia’s Josh Amberger had a tight battle for the lead with both swim and bike splits separated by only one second before Chrabot took over on the run to finish first in a time of 1:49:34. Amberger took second in a time of 1:51:45 with Drew Scott (Boulder, Colo.) in third place with a time of 1:55:04.

Mary Beth Ellis (Boulder, Colo.) had a solid bike leg that took her to the front where she stayed throughout the run to finish first in a time of 2:02:26. Lauren Goss (Clermont, Fla.) posted the top run split of the day in pursuit of Ellis, but came in 44 seconds short with second place in a time of 2:03:10. Jennifer Spieldenner (Findlay, Ohio) rounded out the podium in third with a time of 2:04:24.

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